KCUR News
9:53 am
Thu October 1, 2009

Committee Approves Funding For Police Radios

Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Council's Finance and Audit Committee advanced a resolution to devote up to #25 million dollars in general obligation bonds to financing a new emergency responders' radio system. Assistant City Manager Rich Noll explained what the resolution will do if the full council approves it.

Noll: "It enables the finance department to proceed with the financing and enables us to proceed with reaching a contract within the next three to four weeks with Motorola - even in advance of having issued the bonds."

When the new radio system is in place emergency units in the field - police, fire and ambulance - will be able to communicate with each other without using a dispatcher as go-between. It will eventually allow the same communication ability with emergency responder units from other communities in the metropolitan area.