(Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Department of Public Safety is the first local agency in the area -- other than the pilot program in Sikeston -- to upgrade to the Missouri Statewide Wireless Interoperable Network as its main radio communication system.
As the pilot program for the first phase of implementing MOSWIN statewide, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety has operated all of its primary communications on the network since making the switch July 15, 2011.
The ability to communicate with other agencies was demonstrated by Sikeston DPS during incidents ranging from communicating with the Missouri State Highway Patrol about severe weather approaching the annual rodeo in Sikeston to coordinating with other agencies during a multijurisdictional drug trafficking roundup.
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