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Richland Co. Sheriff Proposes Purchase Of New Radios

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 1/30/2014

Richland County Sheriff's deputies are having trouble communicating with dispatchers and each other with their current radios. So, Sheriff Steve Sheldon and his staff went to the commissioners Thursday to present a proposal to purchase Motorola MARCS radios. MARCS is short for Multi-Agency Radio Communication System, and is widely used throughout the state. The radios would cost about $500,000-$600,000, plus the county's 9-1-1 dispatching center would need two new consoles at a $180,000 cost. Financing options being considered include revenue from the cell phone surcharge, grants, and a 13-year financing plan with Motorola.

   
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