Oakland's $3M Plan To Fix Flawed Police Radio System Draws CriticsThe Oakland City Council’s finance committee voted Tuesday to hold off on a decision regarding a new request from the City Administrator's office for $3 million meant to fix some areas affecting Oakland's troubled police radio system.
BART Spending Millions On Security Measures, Improving WiFi ServiceBay Area Rapid Transit will soon begin major upgrades to its police communications center and computer systems so that central command can respond more rapidly to crimes and disturbances, transit officials said.
AT&T Denies Cell Phone Towers Interfere With Oakland Police RadiosProblems with the Oakland police radio system over the past year were not caused by interference from AT&T cell phone towers, according to the company.
Oakland Police Still Dealing With Radio Issues Despite Earlier FixDuring an emergency, something law enforcement officers depend is their radio. But in Oakland, a city with the 4th highest crime rate in the country, that essential piece of survival gear is still not dependable.
AT&T Cellphone Towers Blamed For Oakland Police Radio FailuresDual investigations by the City of Oakland and the Federal Communication Commission have determined AT&T cellphone towers are responsible for the interference plaguing the Oakland Police radio system.
Oakland Police See Much Needed Radio UpgradeAfter months of problems with its radio communications, the Oakland Police Department is rolling out an entirely new system that will make Oakland one of the first Bay Area cities to be interoperable with other agencies.
More Problems With Oakland Police RadiosOakland police officers are now riding two per car as a safety measure because of ongoing problems with the city’s radio system, Police Chief Anthony Batts said Friday.
Oakland Police Radio Problems Solved, Mayor SaysOakland Mayor Jean Quan said Monday that problems with the Police Department’s radio system that affected the agency’s response to a high-speed chase and officer-involved shooting last week have been identified and solved.
Oakland Police Radios Under Scrutiny After Deadly ChaseThe communications system for the Oakland Police Department is under scrutiny following a radio breakdown during a deadly officer involved chase.