Hamilton County Commissioners voted today to spend $6.75 million upgrading all of its 1,697 portable radios.
The purchase puts the county in line with federal narrow banding requirements, which went into effect January 2011. It will also allow communication between all county, state and nearby federal agencies.
The county will receive a $865,750 discount for buying in bulk. Radios will be purchased from Motorola Solutions.
Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013. Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association. For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County ...