Mission Critical Partners Acquires Black & Veatch's Public Safety Consulting Business

Mission Critical Partners (MCP) has acquired Black & Veatch Public Safety (BVPS)—a unit of Black & Veatch's Connected Communications business—to enhance its ability to provide comprehensive, independent wireless consulting and engineering services to the emergency response ecosystem.

The addition strengthens MCP’s capabilities to modernize critical infrastructure networks by providing increased consulting and IT support services, while broadening our expertise in designing and deploying reliable, advanced radio and wireless broadband communications systems.

This integration also enables MCP to reach a wider audience by servicing additional mission-critical markets such as utilities, smart and safe communities, transportation, education and healthcare in even more pivotal metropolitan areas.

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"Black & Veatch's Public Safety Consulting division reinforces MCP's ability to provide independent expertise on critical communication systems, and their professionals share MCP's commitment to helping our clients improve emergency response outcomes."

Kevin Murray - Chairman & CEO, MCP

Wireless Communication Accolades by the Numbers

BVPS brings an impressive list of accolades to the MCP team.
Radio systems planned, designed, procured and implemented
Public safety agencies have relied on BVPS
P25 communication system projects completed
Critical infrastructure projects completed since 2015

About the Acquisition

A Leader in Wireless Communication

Formerly RCC Consultants, BVPS brings a long list of credentials to build on MCP’s existing wireless and broadband communications practice, making MCP more prepared than ever to help clients incorporate wireless broadband technologies into their mission-critical operations.

Shared Values

Much like MCP, BVPS is committed to helping clients modernize their mission-critical systems. BVPS brings a like-minded philosophy with shared values that are embodied by its professionals that each bring up to 30 years of experience in upgrading first responder networks.

Enhancing the Emergency Communications Ecosystem

BVPS brings extensive experience in land mobile radio, emergency communication centers and Next Generation 911 systems, an ideal complement to MCP’s specialized expertise across the emergency communications ecosystem. Together, the result is the ability to provide a more comprehensive and vendor-agnostic view of the emergency communications ecosystem.

Expanded Footprint

The acquisition enables MCP to deliver its expertise to a larger demographic. Expanded markets include utilities, smart and safe communities, transportation, education and healthcare. Additionally, we will now have worked in more than 80 percent of the nation's largest metropolitan areas.