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Bell Gardens Opts Out of County Emergency System

Bell Gardens has joined a growing list of municipalities opting to not buy into a new countywide emergency radio network being built under a plan approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. “As more and more cities withdrew … Continue reading

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LA City Council Approves Police Sites for New LA-RICS LTE Plan

Los Angeles City Council members voted to approve the use of 19 city-owned police stations as the location of cell sites for the amended Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) public-safety LTE proposal. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Joint Dispatch Center Unites Police and Fire

For years, the Santa Monica police and fire departments had separate dispatch centers. They operated independently, frequently collaborating but regularly coping with staffing shortages, information gaps and delayed responses. The fatal shooting at Santa Monica College in 2013 was a … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Sheriff on Their New P25 Radio System

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department talks about replacing their relatively new Harris Open Sky radio system with a P25 Phase II system from Motorola.  According to the Sheriff, the Open Sky system (which went online in … Continue reading

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LA-RICS public-safety LTE project in peril after LA City Council votes to stop construction

Los Angeles City Council members yesterday unanimously voted to halt construction of Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) public-safety LTE cell sites in the city—a move that could undermine the largest first-responder broadband project in the country, according to several … Continue reading

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Carmakers in Hot Pursuit of Fleet Sales to Law Enforcement Agencies

Fleet sales are an important part of U.S. automakers’ bottom lines, and none have more cachet or higher visibility than a contract with a law enforcement agency. In addition to producing a reliable source of revenue, being chosen by a … Continue reading

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L.A. Times Article on CHP Vehicles

  For three decades, the California Highway Patrol has used the Ford Crown Victoria sedan as its primary patrol vehicle. In 2013, the CHP switched to Ford’s Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility. The “PUV” sports new safety and handling features and … Continue reading

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Obama and Biden to Both Visit LA This Week

Heads up to everyone who likes to monitor special events. This week we’ll see separate visits from both the President and Vice President giving us opportunities to monitor some tactical frequencies and messing up traffic for those on the West … Continue reading

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LAPD Will Add More Dash Cams to Cruisers

The Los Angeles Police Commission Tuesday approved a nearly $8 million contract to place 381 dashboard cameras in police cruisers in LAPD’s Operations-Central Bureau, which would more than double the number of cars currently outfitted with the technology. The additional … Continue reading

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LAPD Testing Electric Motorcycles

They’re quiet, lightweight and eco-friendly. Never words used to describe a police cruiser — or even the Los Angeles Police Department’s fleet of Harley-Davidson and BMW motorcycles. But the LAPD is now testing two versions of electric motorcycles that are … Continue reading

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