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Defunding Law Enforcement

fredva

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What effect could this have on big budget communication projects?
My guess is that it would have less of an impact than the reduction in tax revenue due to COVID-19. Often communication systems serve more than law enforcement - fire, EMS, and sometimes schools & public transit depend on them too. It's possible that certain cities will forego a communications project and frame it as defunding the police, but the real reason is that they can't afford it.
 

MTS2000des

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Our system is a county wide asset, with law enforcement agencies comprising only a certain percentage of use: fire, EMS, schools, and other countywide users such as public health (which have over 250 cache radios out right now and their talkgroups are spiking in use to the "top 20"), it really doesn't impact my system OPEX wise. If anything, use has just shifted in another direction. Who knows, "crisis counselors" will need to be dispatched too, and they'd be issued radios lol.
 

w4amp

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The Feds have plenty of funds for any radio infrastructure. I doubt this insanity will spread to many areas. The cities that have already done it are worse than Beirut.
 
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