Highway Patrol dedicates new 10 county communication center | Transportation
SALISBURY - Saying that the lessons learned about poor radio communications during the 9/11 tragedy are still being dealt with today, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol formally dedicated a new, state of the art communication center at Troop E headquarters in Salisbury.
Troop E covers ten counties in centeral North Carolina and troopers say there are dead spots in some of the rural areas that make effective and timely communication difficult.
The hope is that the new equipment in the center will make the difference.
The new Troop E Communication Center will allow for improved radio communications through the implementation of advanced telecommunication equipment.
The upgrades will improve radio communications by enabling efficient notification of calls of service to be disseminated to troopers and other allied agencies with the hopes of saving lives and protecting property within a ten county radius.
Troop E takes in Rowan, as well as Cabarrus, Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Montgomery, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin counties.
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