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Posted On: 7/30/2013

Cuyahoga County Award New Police/Fire Communication Equipment



Media contact(s):
John O’Brien: (216) 698‐3396 or jfobrien@cuyahogacounty.us;
Emily Lundgard: (216) 348‐4395 or elundgard@cuyahogacounty.us

Rocky River and Woodmere to each receive radios

CLEVELAND ‐ In late 2011, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald released a statement supporting Cuyahoga County's commitment to becoming a nationwide example of interoperability. Since that time, Cuyahoga County has prioritized a regional approach to communications and technology, working diligently to create various levels of interoperability among the municipalities and jurisdictions, regional and state partners within Cuyahoga County.

Cuyahoga County has supported previous expenditures of general and grant funds towards the establishment of the MARCS IP Project, 25 Radio System in Cuyahoga County, the City of Cleveland's implementation of an 800 MHz APCO Project 25 Digital Radio Communications system, and the purchase of end‐user 700/800MHz radio equipment.

The technology helps jurisdictions with divergent radio systems in establishing interoperability. In continuing with the county's goal of helping communities, 14 radios and chargers in the amount of $35,863.10 have been awarded to Woodmere Village Police Department and 15 radios and chargers in the amount of $38, 424.75 have been awarded to Rocky River Police Department.

Contact information for Woodmere Village Police Department: Lt. John Patterson, 216‐831‐1234 ext. 227
Contact information for Rocky River Police Department: Chief Kelly Stillman, 440‐331‐1234.