The South Bay Regional Public Communications Authority (also referred to as “RCC” for “Regional Communications Center”) has provided police and fire 9-1-1 dispatch services since 1977. The Authority processes approximately 300,000 police and fire incidents annually in the “South Bay” region of Southern California. The RCC is a joint powers authority owned by the cities of Gardena, Hawthorne, and Manhattan Beach while also providing communications services under contract to the cities of Culver City, El Segundo, and Hermosa Beach.
The Board of Directors, consisting of one City Councilmember from each of the member cities, maintains authority over the Authority’s annual budget. Policy management is delegated to the Executive Committee which consists of the City Managers from each of the member cities. Day-to-day operations are managed by the Executive Director, who is appointed by the Executive Committee. A User Committee, consisting of police and fire chiefs from the member cities, provides direction relative to the needs of the organization. Police officers and firefighters from the member cities make up the Police and Fire Task Forces, which provide feedback and recommendations to facilitate an optimum level of service and safety for citizens and first responders.