All County Schools Are Getting Radios
Howard County schools (Baltimore, MD) are receiving radios in January that can connect with police in emergency situations.
The radios, which share some of the same functions as those employed by police agencies, will give school officials immediate access to a 911 dispatcher.
Capt. Glenn Hansen of the Howard County Police Department said Howard County schools many be the only school system to have the high-tech radio system. Hansen, who is the department’s information technology expert, emphasized that the distribution of the radio systems to the schools is not the result of any incident, but is intended to improve communication between the department and the schools.
The federal Education and Homeland Security departments helped cover the $180,000 cost of the purchase.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) from the Baltimore Sun (12/10/06); Williams IV, John-John.