This was posted publicly just today by Stone County Sheriff’s office:
“Over the last several days, the Stone County Sheriff’s Office has switched over to a new Digital Radio System. In 2019, after years of negotiating with vendors, the Stone County Commission agreed to purchase a new radio system for the Sheriff’s Office.
The old system we were using had radios anywhere from 10 to 25 yrs old and they were unreliable in numerous spots in the county. The new system is a digital system which no longer utilizes the old analog system.
The new system will allow the Sheriffs Office to communicate with the surrounding counties and with the State Patrol, something we had not been able to effectively do for several years. The system is based on the MOSWIN Radio System utilized by the Missouri State Patrol. We are now utilizing in car repeater systems so communication with the Deputies while on scene is a lot more reliable, and the Deputies, along with the citizens they are out with, are much safer when they can communicate clearly with our 911 Dispatch Center.
Even though you cannot hear the Deputies on the scanners anymore, rest assured we are still out there daily taking care of calls in the County and protecting our Citizens.“