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Integrated Public Safety Commission

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Indiana communities face threats that jeopardize the safety of our citizens. Better communication tools can help police officers, firefighters and other first responders protect local communities. However, Indiana's public safety agencies are utilizing radio equipment and systems that may not be adequate to contend with threats in today's environment. Public safety system challenges include:

  • Non-interoperable and isolated communications
  • Outdated, outmoded radio systems and user equipment
  • Inadequate radio system coverage
  • Congested radio channels
  • Obsolete systems that can no longer be maintained
  • Limited ability to support new applications or greater functionality

With Project Hoosier SAFE-T, law enforcement, fire, emergency medical and other first responder agencies will be able to:

  • Decrease channel congestion;
  • Communicate with each other on a shared, interoperable radio and mobile data network;
  • Operate under enhanced radio system coverage statewide;
  • Achieve significant cost savings; and
  • Increase time protecting Hoosiers as public safety officials transmit reports on SAFE-T's data network instead of traveling to headquarters for administrative work.