The Brazos Valley Wide Area Communications System (BVWACS) is an interoperable radio system that uses Project 25 (P25) radio communications standards for federal, state and local public safety entities. Texas A&M University's Police and Emergency Medical Services use this system. 
BVWACS has a partnership with the Harris County Regional Radio System, known as TXWARN, to create a 17-county, regional interoperable radio system primarily intended for public safety entities. This wide-area radio system shares the Harris County consortium's central controller. During events such as hurricane evacuations, operators can talk via radio with users in many counties from Galveston to the Brazos Valley and on to Tyler. 

Getting Started

The Telecommunications team has a relationship with Texas Communications who is our go-to partner for ordering radios. This P25 radio system is a proprietary system, so it is important that you purchase compatible radios through Texas Communications, because only authorized and programmed radios are able to join. Contact Kris Kram at 979-255-8010 for radio purchasing and rental pricing. If you need additional information, email tcom-request@tamu.edu or call Help Desk Central at 979.845.8300. 

Note: Outside of public safety entities, normal day-to-day communications occur over the 800-MHz system operated by Texas A&M.

Contact Information


Texas A&M University (Part 02) rates are displayed below. See General Computing Rates for TAMUS, Non-TAMUS, and Auxiliary Rates.


Service Description Unit Rate in $ Item Code/ Product/Service
P25 Radio Airtime Monthly 35.50 P550



Submit a P25 Radio Service work order or contact tcom-request@tamu.edu for further assistance.  

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