The Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System allows officials from 17 different agencies to stay in constant communication, no matter where they are in the state.
Initially begun in 1988, it’s funded with a 1-dollar surcharge on all boat and vehicle registrations in Florida.
Project Manager - Linda Fuchs (FYUKES) - says the state began a pilot project in 1990...
“They continued with that project and building out the system until 1999 when it was decided it was better to change course. That the project was taking too long and costing too much money with the state owning the system.”
So in 2000 Governor Jeb Bush decided to end state-only development of the project…and put together a public/private partnership.
Now 6 years later the radio system is ready. More than 65-hundred officials will use the new network for all local, and inter-agency communication.
Monday, 17 July 2006 01:00
Emergency communicationWritten by Mike Kiniry