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WPS Eligibility

Wireless Priority Service (WPS) supports federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments; public safety and emergency responders; industry partners who are responsible for maintaining the Nation’s critical infrastructure; and other authorized users. Typical WPS users are responsible for the command and control functions critical to management of and response to national security and emergency situations.

WPS users typically fall under one of five categories of WPS NS/EP eligibility criteria established by the Federal Communications Commission. When requesting WPS online, organizations indicate their eligibility by selecting which of the following categories they qualify under:

  • Executive Leadership and Policy Makers
  • Disaster Response/Military Command and Control
  • Public Health, Safety and Law Enforcement Command
  • Public Services/Utilities and Public Welfare
  • Disaster Recovery

Who should enroll in WPS?


  • Cities/counties/states/districts/tribes/territories
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Police/Sheriff/Fire/Emergency Medical Services
  • Water, power and telecommunications
  • Public works
  • Irrigation districts/flood control
  • Public health
  • Financial institutions
  • Hospitals/medical services
  • Transit agencies
  • Ports/airports
  • Transportation
  • Search and rescue
  • School districts and colleges
  • Red Cross/volunteer agencies
  • Critical infrastructure suppliers
  • Other agencies included in emergency management plans


  • Executive leadership (Governor, Mayor, council members, city manager, supervisors, and staff)
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Media relations
  • Office of Emergency Management and staff
  • Police/Fire Chiefs and staff
  • Police/Fire field command
  • Department heads and key staff
  • Subject matter experts/trained specialists
  • Individuals with an NS/EP role
  • Continuity Planning/Continuity of Operations staff


  • Primary and backup Emergency Operations Centers
  • Public safety answering points (911 center)
  • Computer/IT center
  • Police/Fire dispatch
  • City/county yards
  • Remote offices/stations
  • Power/pump stations
  • Shelters
  • Command vehicles

Additional information on the eligibility requirements can be found in the WPS Eligibility Criteria document.

Contact Us

For more information on GETSWPS or TSP, please contact the DHS Priority Telecommunications Service Center toll free at 866-627-2255703-676-2255, or via email at Current Points of Contact can access the GETS/WPS Information Distribution System.

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