One of the CPD supervisors on Zone 4 requested a patch, he was told that per one of the communications supervisors that it was not possible.Yeah definitely a situation where patch was needed between the two or more. Either the console isn't capable, or the dispatcher isn't aware it's possible. Training will come of it and I'm sure so will the communications end of the situation. This is where both those agencies should have access to another on the radio itself as well as patching abilities. It is absurd for any local law enforcement not to be able to directly communicate or have ability to monitor another.
Or maybe no one has done the proper paper work to request the programming for the patch. I would think there is very specific paper work that has to be filled out regarding a patch, things like mutual consent plus terms, conditions, guidelines, etc....Yes, but is that because it really is not possible, or only because no one is aware of how to do a patch?
^^This.Eventually they moved most of their comms over to XECOMM-15 for the purpose of interoperability, but this was hours after the actual event.
In addition, all CPD radios already have the OSU talkgroups in them, so a patch would not be necessary; any responding CPD units could simply switch to the proper talkgroup(s), which they did anyway.^^This.
Every radio in the county has about 15 bajillion mutual aid/interop talkgroups programmed into it. Dispatchers need to gently remind incident commanders of these things sometimes, but then again, that assumes the dispatchers know whats in their radios and the radios of their field units.