Hey 10-09 I complained about the radios years ago and always got the standard answer “document the problem“ or there is nothing we can do. Which when you think about it is a stupid and nonsensical answer. Do I really need to put on a piece of paper that the radios which are heard by the entire Comm. Center and dozens of deputies every day has the same problems with dead spots, and static on a nightly basis? And that was years ago the problem has since then worsened. Gotta love seeing your car radio flash CC Scan or how about the Everglades Tower. My particular favorite is depressing the mic and getting the boop sound and not being able to transmit. Isn’t that comforting? You may or may not remember this but years ago the agency switched to a digital system which was a nightmare and thank God did not last very long. The way I see it is someone will get hurt or killed due to a radio issue before any action is taken...
What ever happened to this John Daly and CII????????
COLLIER COUNTY: Collier County taxpayers paid nearly $1.5 million for a communication system designed to make response times faster in 2007. But NBC2 Investigator Andy Pierrotti uncovered the system is far from operational.
When you call for help, you want the closest deputy or ambulance to respond to your emergency. That's the ultimate goal of Safepoint, a radio-based tracking system.
It allows dispatchers to pinpoint crews closest to you in an emergency. Collier County purchased the technology in 2007 for $1.45 million.
Two and a half years later, about half of the radio receivers are installed.
The goal is to track more than 3,600 county employees with radios.
The tracking system will not only tell the county where a first responder is located, it will also track whether emergency radios are working correctly.
"When I left in 2008, I knew it wasn't even close to doing anything," said Mark Bachelor, a former communication installation manager, who used to work for the company hired to install Safepoint.
He says he was fired for questioning the company's installation procedures.
Bachelor claims the equipment sat in a warehouse untouched for almost two years.
Collier County telecommunications manager John Daly says that not true.
"It was not sitting in a warehouse for two years. Some of it was stored for eight to ten months," said Daly.
Daly says there are several reasons why Safepoint's installation got delayed.
"We had two other upgrades taking place with the radio system. We did develop some resource demands," said Daly.
Daly says the county also needed to complete its new communications center and find places to put Safepoint's receivers.
Bachelor questions the timing of the purchase because the county wasn't ready to install it.
"To me, it's gross mismanagement of county money," he said.
Daly disagrees. He says once installed, it will make first responders and those they serve, safer.
Safepoint is scheduled to be fully operational in about 60 days. Count on NBC 2 to make sure it's working.
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Will somebody from the command staff please take a stand to resolve this problem? The normal channels of properly reporting the problem to the Comm Sup fell on deaf ears and ended after the first two months because NOTHING or little WAS DONE.
Unlike some of the deputies who do this profession for some kind of status, I am willing to pay the ultimate price for the safety and protection of my brothers and sisters and the people of this county. Most of us do this on a daily bases without giving it a second thought. If you think this statement is off base or I have some kind of death wish you are mistaken. I have a family at home who worries about me at night and depends on me coming home every morning.
Some people treat this profession as just another job and haven’t faced the gravity of a life or death situation because this is Naples and the Boogie Man doesn’t come around here as much as some other places. He will be back though and you should face the realization that you may have to look him in the face and make a decision with life altering consequences.
I am not looking for empathy or some sort of hero status because I made the decision to be in this profession. The only thing I ask from my agency in exchange for my dedication is for you fix a problem which may greatly reduce my life expectancy. I believe most of us have demonstrated service to others; now it’s time for you to give service to self (us). Please fix this problem before a tragedy happens.
You may find this interesting reading as we stuggle to hear ourselves.
COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
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Operations Center, as well as the purchase of new 800 MHZ equipment and radio locator systems. Collier County also borrowed $12000000 through the State ...
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some humor to go with our misery.
For Sale 800mhz Trunked Radio system real cheap [Archive ...
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If the 800-900 MHz cell phones work, sounds like a coverage problem to me. News accounts like to blame the radio vendor/system as the ...
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We are not alone keep the pressure on to deal with the problems with our radio system.
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from the Marion County line on the North to Collier County. It ... agency systems that are EDACS based. M/A-COM and ... If you are having a problem with the new 800(MHz) system don't keep quiet about it. Your silence could be dangerous ...
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The command staff does not care. They will not care until something bad happens to one of us then they will post a bunch of emails about how we are all warriors and dedicated to the cause, blah blah blah. Our problems don't affect them. They work 8-5 with weekends and holiday's off.
Your statement is absolutely not true! Instead of asking questions and trying to find an answer you instead start bashing the admin and our agency...
The facts are that the Sheriff's office has little control over the radio system or its problems. John Daily and the County are ultimately responsible for this mess.The admin is fully aware of our problems and is currently trying to help identify and address our issues with the County.
We are not the only ones having problems but out of everyone who operates on the system, we (in my eyes) have the most to lose due to its current failures. While others who operate on the system may get frustrated, CCSO, NPD and MIPD must rely on this sytem 24/7 for critical information during life threatening situations. Our emotions go far beyond frustration and rightfully so!
It is the County and John Dailys' office that you need to blame, not our agency or the admin; the admin is fully aware of the problems despite working 8-5 with weekends and holidays off.
Your too funny. Go back to Mayberry clown you might need backup for that cat in a tree call. Suck it up Nancy...
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