What Police Radios Dead Spots in Medford Have to Do with You

What Police Radio dead spots have to do with you.

Dear Neighbors,

Did you know that there are areas of Medford where the police department can't talk to each other on the radio? Do you want to take the chance that the dead cell area is where you are?

We as a city need to have an assessment done by an independent company so that no one dies needlessly. Our police communications systems need to be assessed and fixed to make sure every area of the city is fully covered.

This may mean putting towers or repeaters on buildings like the high school. There is a place for the tax hawk but this is not one of them. What's the cost of a life? Or have we gotten so cold that we are willing to sacrifice our neighbors life for a tax dollar savings? Cost/risk ratio and all that. I for one am not ready to take a chance on my neighbors life.  So yes I am willing to pay the extra tax dollar. 

One concern is that these corporations that do the assestment try and sell us some equiptment we don't need. That's where we need the fiscal hawks to come in. Just like with any contractor we may need to get two or three assesments. 

Keep in mind that we continue to keep building more and more housing units in this city, yet we have not accommodated our police to handle this overload. We face increased criminal behavior, general violations, medical emergencies, you name it. The streets are more lined with cars than ever before, the least we can do is make sure our cops have the ability to communicate with one another throughout the whole city. Why? So they can get to you!


Jeanne Martin

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Upset October 15, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Crank Fillery October 21, 2012 at 05:34 AM
Really Joe? Wow. You're great...
Upset October 21, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Hey! I would like to know what going on at the UNIVERSITY?!! The Medford fire trucks keep going up to TUFTS UNIVERSITY EVERYDAY! YOU HEARD ME,EVERYDAY! I mean,you read my typing,EVERYDAY! Do we pay taxes for UNIVERSITY or the UNIVERSITY pay taxes for the Medford fire department? The people at the Hillside area want to know about that and they also want some GOOD NIGHT SLEEP!!!! THOSE WHO COULDN'T SLEEP AT NIGHT,THEY ALSO WANT A GOOD DAY SLEEPING TOO! THAT RIGHT! YOU HEARD ME! THEY ALSO COME ON DAYTIME! I mean,you read my typing,they also come up at DAY TIME!!
Jeanne Martin October 21, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Dear Crank Fillery, I agree, I believe all public open meetings should be video-recorded and accessible to the public. Respectfully, Jeanne Martin


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