Police Radios

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland’s $3M Plan To Fix Flawed Police Radio System Draws Critics

The 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.

06/11/2013

BART train, station, car, passengers

BART Spending Millions On Security Measures, Improving WiFi Service

Bay 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.

01/25/2013

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

AT&T Denies Cell Phone Towers Interfere With Oakland Police Radios

Problems 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.

09/06/2012

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Police Still Dealing With Radio Issues Despite Earlier Fix

During 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.

09/05/2012

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

AT&T Cellphone Towers Blamed For Oakland Police Radio Failures

Dual 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.

08/20/2012

Oakland Police Officers at the scene of a shooting (CBS)

Oakland Police See Much Needed Radio Upgrade

After 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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/30/2011

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

More Problems With Oakland Police Radios

Oakland 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.

CBS San Francisco–02/04/2011

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Police Radio Problems Solved, Mayor Says

Oakland 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.

CBS San Francisco–01/31/2011

A man inside this red sedan was shot dead by police after a crash following a high-speed chase in Oakland on January 26, 2011. (CBS)

Oakland Police Radios Under Scrutiny After Deadly Chase

The communications system for the Oakland Police Department is under scrutiny following a radio breakdown during a deadly officer involved chase.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/27/2011

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