Glen Carbon looks to upgrade police radio system -

Glen Carbon looks to upgrade police radio system

Members of Glen Carbon’s Finance and Administrative Committee voted Monday to recommend amending the village’s Starcom21 user agreement and to allow for the purchase of equipment that will improve the effectiveness of the current system.

The equipment will cost approximately $36,000 and be funded with money originally budgeted for the purchase of a new police vehicle, which would be postponed until the next fiscal year.

Starcom21, which the village began using in 2007, is a statewide public safety radio system owned and operated by Motorola. The system enables a variety of emergency personnel and agencies to communicate with each other across multiple platforms.

Those who use the system are required to purchase equipment as well as pay a monthly fee per radio to Motorola to operate on it.

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