$21 Million Public Safety Radio System Slated for Calvert County

As described in Calvert Currents: News from Calvert County Government,

The Board of County Commissioners recently awarded Motorola Solutions Inc. a $21.4 million contract for a new 800 megahertz (MHz) digital communications system. The new radios and towers will replace the county’s 20-year-old system and will enable police and fire departments throughout the county to better communicate with other county, state and federal agencies when a multi-jurisdictional response is required.

“This is the largest single contract Calvert County Government has ever awarded,” explained Commissioners President Evan K. Slaughenhoupt Jr. “This new system brings us into the 21st century and provides the required level of safety and service our citizens and our first responders deserve.”

New tower construction will begin this summer with completion by December 2017.

For additional information on the contract award, contact the county Department of Public Safety Director Jackie Vaughan by email or by calling 410-535-1600, ext. 2303.

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