Friday, April 8, 2011

New portable radios for Pulaski County Sheriff's Dept.

Here's a news release issued by Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King on Friday, April 8:

Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King would like to announce that the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office has received six new portable radios for the use of the deputies. These radios were made possible by a federal grant the department received last year for law enforcement equipment. Each of the new Icom brand radio’s came with a belt holster, extended radio microphone and a spare battery.

The new radios are fully compatible with the required narrow band radio frequency requirement that starts in 2013. In addition they are also compatible with the requirements of proposed future additional split of the narrow band frequency. These radios will be fully functional for many years without the need for an upgrade.

The entire order came to $4,320 and was completely paid for by the Department of Justice grant for law enforcement equipment. The radios have been issued to the deputies and are now in service.

Quote by Sheriff King, “The ability of deputies to immediately and clearly communicate with each other is one of the most critical needs of any police agency. When the deputy is in his car, the car radio is supreme. But when the deputy is on foot, off the roadway and down over the hill the hand held radio is probably the single most critical piece of equipment the deputy has with him at the time. The deputies must have reliable radio communication at all times. These radios are going to give us a big boost in the communication field and will help us better serve the citizens of Pulaski County .”

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