By Gregg Hennigan
IOWA CITY, Iowa — On a recent Friday night, Iowa City police officers and Johnson County sheriff's deputies worked together on a car chase. Because the city and county have separate radio systems, the officers and deputies couldn't talk to each other and had to instead have dispatchers relay information, said Nancy Sereduck, Iowa City's emergency communications supervisor.
"It's cumbersome at best," she said.
Iowa's joint emergency communications center delayed