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EMS1 Communications Newsletter
Mobile Data Police Radios Wireless Communications August 2011
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Dear PoliceOne Member,

I'm in Philly this week for the 77th Annual APCO International Conference and Expo, where executives, dispatchers, and technicians involved in all aspects of public safety communications come together to trade stories, share information, and have some lively discussion. Among the most relevant: a conversation with "those who know" about D-Block allocation and where it stands, which I discuss in my article below.

PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie
Communications Exclusive
D-Block: The latest news
By PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie
While at APCO, I heard 3 DC staffers speak to a room of public safety professionals about how the Public Safety Alliance has been steadfast in its effort to make D-Block allocation a reality. Running out of time
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Communications Exclusive
Interoperability: Why it works — or doesn't work
By C.F. Schermerhorn, PoliceOne Contributor
It turns out that successful interoperability doesn't have much to do with grant funding, and emergency managers may have better results investing elsewhere. Results of a study
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Tactical Tip
Keep your cell phone silent
By Rich Von Voigt, PoliceOne Member
When you are on duty, do you carry your cell phone in your pocket? On your duty belt? Do you keep it for your own emergency if your PD radio should fail? Don't give up your location
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