Project 5: Public Safety Communication Improvements

Project Summary

The new communication technology replaced 12-15 year-old equipment used primarily by the Police Department,  Fire Department, and the Sheriff’s Office. The new technology includes communication equipment and computer- based communication control systems which support emergency communications (911 Emergency Communication) for the general public and operations of other departments. This technology allows for non-telephone communication with 911 and protects the police from public-used scanners. The radio system improves signal coverage and allows for radio frequencies to pick up more than one voice at a time by using digital signals. The project replaced radios, wiring, and antennas. The new technology also enhances the ability to map cellular connections from GPS during a 911 call. In the future, the system can support text messaging to 911.  

Key Project Statistics

  • Project Designer: RCC Consultants, Inc.
  • Project Contractor: Motorola
  • Program Manager: Jacobs Engineering
  • Original SPLOST Budget: $11,000,000
  • Amended Budget: $11,263,904
  • Total Cost: $11,263,904
  • Completion Date: February 2011
Project 05 - Public Safety Communications System Improvements

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