POLICE Magazine

JUL 2018

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S P E C I A L R E P O R T • M I S S I O N C R I T I C A L C O M M U N I C AT I O N S 3 4 THE FUTURE OF POLICE RADIO First responder cellular communications are expected to present a challenge to mission critical radio systems in the future, but it's not time to switch over yet. Adam Stone 8 10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT FIRSTNET e nation's largest dedicated first responder communications network can provide agencies and officers with enhanced cellular capabilities. David Griffith 10 PREPARING FOR NEXT-GEN 911 Departments need to plan now to leverage the treasure trove of actionable data that will be generated by next-generation communications systems. Dana Wahlberg 12 CRITICAL COMMUNICATIONS ON WHEELS Carlsbad, CA's new LDV mobile command center gives its police and fire departments advanced communications capabilities wherever needed during critical incidents. Melanie Basich Contents POLICE MAGAZINE SPECIAL REPORT: MISSION CRITICAL COMMUNICATIONS 14 GETTING GRANTS FOR COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT You can use grant funding to purchase gear that will resolve interoperable emergency communication issues. Kurt T. Bradley 16 WHAT DISPATCHERS WANT YOU TO KNOW e dispatcher is your guardian angel on the job; help him or her give you the information you need to prevail. Dean Scoville 18 DIRECTORY & PRODUCT SHOWCASE Cover Photo: APCO International Ad Index LDV • ldvusa.com 3 Nuance Communications Inc., 20 makers of Dragon Law Enforcement • nuance.com/go/dragondle Spillman Technologies, A Motorola Solutions Co. • spillman.com 2 PAGE

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