Programs and Services

Below you will find the programs available through PBRPC:

9-1-1 - Emergency Communications-
PBRPC’s 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department works with the County 9-1-1 Addressing Coordinators in the region, local telephone companies, and wireless companies to ensure every 9-1-1 call is received and managed efficiently at the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). We provide planning and technical assistance to PSAPs throughout the Region. Training is offered to all PSAP telecommunicators to maintain State mandated certifications.

Area Agency on Aging
The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) of the Permian Basin directly provides services to people who are age 60 and older, their families, caregivers and others who help them such as friends and neighbors. Goods and services such as homemaker, transportation, congregate meals and home-delivered meals, are also purchased for eligible persons through vendors located in the Permian Basin.

Criminal Justice
The Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission (PBRPC) Criminal Justice Program assists local governments and non-profit entities with the development of programs and projects designed to address particular crime related community problems.

The Permian Basin Law Enforcement Academy offers training and certification courses for peace officers in the Permian Basin region. A 17-week certification course and a series of quarterly courses are available through the academy.

Economic Development
The Economic Development Department of the PBRPC serves the 17 counties of the Permian Basin as a resource for county and city officials to use for economic and business development activities that help to create a region of economic growth and prosperity.

Environmental Services
The PBRPC’s Environmental Services Department offers assistance and resources for solid waste, sustainability, and renewable energy initiatives. Environmental Services is also responsible for administering the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Solid Waste Program for the Permian Basin.

Homeland Security
PBRPC’s Homeland Security Department's major purposes are to: provide information and assistance to PBRPC’s local government members in the planning and implementing of homeland security programs;integrate regional planning and priorities with state agency activities; assist TARC, TEEX, and Governor's Homeland Security Director; the Division of Emergency Management (GDEM), and other state agencies that administer emergency preparedness programs in their work with PBRPC’s local government members.

Pipeline Safety
Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission's Pipeline Safety and Awareness project serves as an assistive and educational resource throughout its 17 county areas. This project serves in a collaborative effort to assist in promoting pipeline safety awareness