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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: November 1, 2017 09:54 AM
From: Senator Bob Mensch and Sen. Randy Vulakovich
To: All Senate members
Subject: Pennsylvania State Radio Network Resolution
In the near future, we plan to introduce a resolution urging Counties of the Commonwealth and local law enforcement, public safety and emergency services to work with the Pennsylvania State Police and the Office of Public Safety Radio to explore and execute shared services arrangements in relation to the new P25 Pa-Star Net rollout.

The P25 program provides interoperability and enables first responders to communicate without boundaries and without a proprietary radio system.

Last session, the Senate adopted Senate Resolution 325, which urged the Governor and the executive branch to develop a plan to implement a solution for the statewide emergency radio communications system. Since that time, the Pennsylvania State Police have made great progress towards implementing the system and are currently executing Phase 2 of its pilot program.

In anticipation of the full P25 deployment, it is important that we notify the entities that will benefit from this new system and urge them to work with the PSP to ensure interoperability and cost-savings.

We ask that you join with us in co-sponsoring this important resolution. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Mark Fetzko in Senator Mensch’s Office.

Introduced as SR237