Originally Posted by a388sig2
We all know CPD is due for the new P-25 system, but does it really do any good if they don't implement a plan in how to use it effectively in critical incidents?
Sadly, that's a common problem no matter what radio system agencies are using. Even in areas where everyone is already equipped to communicate directly with one another (from a technical standpoint) they don't do it, due to either poor training and education, or a complete unwillingness to do so (due to turf wars, outdated mindset, and so on).
The multi-billion $$ "nationwide broadband system" that the FCC and industry publications are touting as the cure for all the ills probably won't make much difference other than close a few technology gaps. Even if it does get off the ground and ends up with the kind of flawless coverage it will need, training, education and mindset will still be there throwing a wrench into the works.