Meigs County Sheriff’s Office receives MARCS radios

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I'm confused about a few things: Why does a sheriff's department that lists 16 deputies on its roster need a total of 71 radios? What is a "remote" radio? I'm afraid I'm not familiar with that term. And why does this article and another one on wsaz.com imply that Meigs can now start using MARCS, when the county has already been using that system for awhile? Makes me curious what the grant application said.
 

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I am not familiar with that area, but it could explain that there will need at least a mobile in each vehicle that the sheriffs office has, every deputy is probably issued their own personal radio, along with multiple radios located in the dispatch center. It is also probably a possibility that some radios might be going to local resources as such as Fire Departments, Schools, and the County EOC.
 

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Thanks for the responses. I'm familiar with remote heads but not the term remote radio.

I thought about the idea that some of the radios might be going to fire and EMS, but if they were going to do that, I would think they would be announcing it to the public as a positive.
 

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Meigs County Sheriff’s Office receives MARCS radios

After seeing the efforts of the Boston Marathon suspect hunt, and many other recent events, I'd rather them have 70+ radios and be able to have spares or equip a mobile command center than be left empty handed in a critical incident.
 

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I'm confused about a few things: Why does a sheriff's department that lists 16 deputies on its roster need a total of 71 radios? What is a "remote" radio? I'm afraid I'm not familiar with that term. And why does this article and another one on wsaz.com imply that Meigs can now start using MARCS, when the county has already been using that system for awhile? Makes me curious what the grant application said.
Some may end up going to Meigs County EMS. I suspect the fire departments will be left to fend for themselves, which unfortunately seems to have been happening in a number of areas around the state.
 
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