Malloy Announces DESPP Funding To Upgrade Public Safety Radio System

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Gov. Malloy on Tuesday announced that the state’s Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection will receive nearly $7.2 million to upgrade public safety radio systems used by state police and other agencies.

“Funding these improvements to DESPP’s public radio system will provide greater resiliency to our overall emergency communications network and more dependable communications for our first responder community,” Malloy said in the statement.

The money, according to the release, will fund replacement of troop and headquarters dispatch equipment, 212 mobile radios, 40 control station desktop radios and a “dynamic system resilience back up master site.”

The State Bond Commission approved the funds last month.

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