Kent County and GRPD are maintaining separate dispatch centers with complete fail over capabilities, as currently exists. GRPD and GRFD will be making the transition to the Simulcast System with the existing channel/dispatch structure staying similar. Most hospitals already had digital radio capabilities. Ambulance services made the transition on their own. A full list of agencies (likely outdated) can be found in this document: https://www.kent911.org/wp-content/...ads/2019/05/2019-05-28-APB-Meeting-Agenda.pdfI wasn't aware GRPD was going to be a part of this since they turned down being a part of the centralized dispatch a while back unless that has changed.
I thought that I had read recently (wish I had saved the article) that an indefinite hold had been placed on any new encryption. This was due I believe to inseparability issues. Does anyone else remember anything about this? I will look around and see if I can find that source which I will post here.What is the likelihood Kent County goes with encryption this fall? Has anyone heard what the plan will be?
Thank you for finding and posting this. This is what I was speaking of.
Encryption Interoperability on MPSCS; Moratorium on all new encryption programming on the MPSCS until further notice.January 9, 2020 Attn: Michigan Public Safety Agencies Michigan Public Safety Fraternal Organizations Michigan 9-1-1 Community Michigan Emergency Managers Re: Encryption Interoperability on Michigan’s Public Safety Communications System To All Those Concerned and/or Affected, The...forums.radioreference.com
From my understanding it will be all agencies in the county (Dispatch by KCSO) will be encrypted. I have also heard GR will be encrypting PD and FD. Private EMS will be up to them.the Kent County sheriff will be encrypted or the whole county including police, fire and ems?