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Posted by Randy on 2013/6/7 4:29:44 (276 reads) News by the same author

The Chillicothe Police Department recently authored a grant to the State of Missouri, MOSCAP (Missouri Statewide Communication Assistance Program) to ask for financial assistance for gaining access to the Missouri Statewide Interoperability Network.

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The Grant was written to benefit all of the emergency responder entities for Livingston County.

The grant was written by Capt Tony Kirkendoll with input from the Chillicothe Emergency Services Director Darrell Wright and Chief Deputy Michael Claypole for the Livingston County Sheriffs Department.

Capt Kirkendoll was recently notified that the grant application has received $12,600.00 to allow for 14 radios to be upgraded to operate on the state-wide communications network.

This is an excellent foundation for the future plans for the Livingston County Radio Communications network. These funds will allow the Livingston County Sheriffs Office and a portion of the Chillicothe Emergency Services to be able to begin communicating on the State wide Communication digital radio network when the upgrades are installed. These upgrades will have an immediate and needed impact and greatly increase radio communications between emergency personnel and Chillicothe 911 dispatch.

These funds are a zero match requirement and will cost the citizens of Livingston County nothing.

The capability to communicate across jurisdictional and discipline lines (interoperability of communications) is one of the top priorities of Missouri's homeland security program. Ensuring that neighboring jurisdictions and multiple disciplines can communicate with each other leads to better emergency and disaster response and ultimately makes for safer communities.

Missouri has built a statewide public safety interoperable communications system, known as the Missouri Statewide Interoperability Network (MOSWIN). MOSWIN is a network of communications towers, base stations and communications software. The project is providing the infrastructure that will provide interoperable communications throughout the state to both state public safety agencies and any local jurisdictions that wish to use the system for their interoperable communications. The system meets a Federal Communications Commission mandate that all public safety agencies in the U.S. operate only in a "narrowband" mode after Jan. 1, 2013.

The Statewide Interoperability Network serves two primary functions:

Providing internal communications capabilities for state agencies, including the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Department of Natural Resources and State Emergency Management Agency.
Providing a statewide interoperability platform and access for local agencies to achieve interoperable communications with local, state, regional and federal agencies.

Keeping up with today's technology is important and crucial for public safety officers. We feel that by utilizing grant funding when it becomes available, we can update our communications network and keep the out of pocket cost to a minimum for the citizens of Livingston County.

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