Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Cincinnati Police Experiencing Radio Problems with Motorola APX6000 Radios

Cincinnati police have found that their radios aren't reliable during sudden activity or bursts of loud voices, which occur routinely in stressful situations after officers respond to scenes, according to Sgt. Dan Hils, president of Cincinnati Fraternal Order of Police Queen City Lodge No. 69. The FOP organization is considering suing Motorola to force compliance to fix the audio problems associated with the police radio system, which has also experienced dead zones where radios can't transmit or communicate even under normal voice conditions.

The problems surfaced when Cincinnati Police Department upgraded their radio system and purchased hundreds of Motorola APX 6000 radios.

All police departments in Northwest Central Dispatch System (NWCDS) in the northwest suburbs of Chicago use APX 6000 radios.

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Fox19.com FOP looks into lawsuit against Motorola over radios, safety concerns

WCPO Cincinnati police union to explore possibility of suing Motorola over radios