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SJPD Chief Attends Broadband Safety Bill Signing In Washington

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A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

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SAN JOSE (KCBS)— San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore will stand behind President Obama at the White House Tuesday for the signing of a significant public safety communications law.

Last week both Houses of Congress passed a $7 billion bill to reallocate the 700 MHz spectrum to first responders.

Moore will be on hand because he’s pushed for such a broadband network for the last three and a half years.

“It’s a proud day for public safety,” Moore said.

KCBS’ Mike Colgan Reports:

“A lot of effort is on the part of police, fire, emergency medical services to come together to tell congress this is important and is needed now,” he said.

Moore added that it’s the last recommendation from the 9/11 Commission Report and that it will “vastly” increase what public safety agencies will be able to do.

“We’re going to be able to shoot video back and forth from the field to the emergency room.”

Police would be able to get pictures from bank robberies, especially if they’re in progress. Meanwhile fire departments could get building plans en route to calls.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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