NICK SHIELDS, SUN REPORTER
Copyright 2006 The Baltimore Sun Company
For Baltimore County police officers out on patrol, backup is just a radio call away. Most of the time.
Like many law enforcement agencies, the county Police Department contends with scattered "dead zones," where many of their radios lose the signal. To combat this problem, the agency has bought more than a half-million dollars' worth of new, stronger radios over the past two years.
Md. police fill gaps in radio coverage