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LA-RICS LTE Network On Track to Meet Sept 30 Deadline

The much-anticipated public-safety LTE network being deployed by the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) is on track to be completed by next week’s federal deadline, and the new system should be operational by the end of the year, … Continue reading

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LAPD’s Long-Awaited Body Cameras will Hit the Streets on Monday

Starting Monday, many Los Angeles police officers will hit the streets with new equipment: body cameras. After nearly two years of fundraising, testing and negotiating policy, Monday’s rollout marks a significant moment for the police department’s long-awaited body camera program. The … Continue reading

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New Electric Motorcycles Patrolling the Streets of Burbank

Burbank police have added a new electric motorcycle to its patrol fleet. Not only does the Zero motorcycle look different, it sounds different. “Our Burbank Water and Power had some grant money, some funds for alternate-fuel vehicles,” Burbank Police Sgt. … Continue reading

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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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