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HISD Police Hope to Upgrade Radios

Radio inter-operability has been a goal of local law enforcement agencies and now the Houston Independent School District’s police force is looking to be a part of the same network. Houston Public Radio’s Capella Tucker reports. The HISD Police Department is looking for $800,000 worth of new radios for its officers. Chief Charles Wiley says […]

Radio inter-operability has been a goal of local law enforcement agencies and now the Houston Independent School District’s police force is looking to be a part of the same network. Houston Public Radio’s Capella Tucker reports.

The HISD Police Department is looking for $800,000 worth of new radios for its officers. Chief Charles Wiley says the current radios have a significant number of dead spots where communication is impossible.

“They can’t talk to one another in some cases in the same building much less talk to mobile units outside or a dispatcher several miles away.”

The request that goes before the school board will also ask for about $15,000 a year for HISD to be a part of the Harris County emergency radio network. 65 local, state and federal agencies are able to communicate through the system. It meets federal guidelines established following 9/11. Capella Tucker, Houston Public Radio News.

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Capella Tucker joined KUHF in the spring of 1994 as a part-time reporter. She quickly gained a full-time position when she took over production duties for Engines of Our Ingenuity while still reporting for the news room. For ten years starting in 1997, Capella was the local news host for Saturday Weekend Edition andCar...

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