Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–327.51. Definitions.

For the purposes of this part, unless otherwise required by the context, the term:

(1) “Agencies” means the Metropolitan Police Department, the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, and the Customer Service Operations Unit.

(2) “Call center” means the telephone-based call center and associated operation involving any department or agency throughout the District government that operates the District’s 911, 311, and 727-1000 systems or other facilities for emergency and non-emergency calls. The term “call center” shall include the Citywide Call Center that is responsible for the receipt and processing of 727-1000 calls, but shall not include any other component of the Customer Service Operations Unit established by § 1-327.32.

(3) “Call center technology” means computer-aided dispatch systems and related public safety answering point technologies and telecommunications devices, and related equipment and appurtenances, including automatic call distribution equipment and any related equipment that manages, stores, channels or otherwise processes telephone calls, mobile communications devices, cellular communications, automatic vehicle location devices, global positioning technologies, and supporting metropolitan area network-based communications and supporting local area networks, that may be used in a call center.

(4) “Customer service” means activities involved in the receipt and processing of emergency, non-emergency, and citizen service requests by the agencies’ call centers.

(5) “Director” means the Director, Office of Unified Communications.

(6) “Office” means the Office of Unified Communications established by this part.

(7) “Radio technology” means public safety voice radio communications systems and other public safety wireless communications systems and resources.

(8) “Unified Communications Center” means the control center for radio and call center technology, and customer service, within the Office.


(Dec. 7, 2004, D.C. Law 15-205, § 3202, 51 DCR 8441.)

Short Title

Short title of subtitle B of title III of Law 15-205: Section 3201 of D.C. Law 15-205 provided that subtitle B of title III of the act may be cited as the Office of Unified Communications Establishment Act of 2004.