Daviess County Fiscal Court has approved the construction of a new 250-ft. tower at the West Daviess County Landfill.
The tower will be utilized for the P25 Digital Radio System for county first responders. Assistant Treasurer Jordan Johnson said the County anticipates the system going live in the spring or summer of this year.
At present, county first responders communicate on a legacy VHF radio system that is 20 to 30 years old. The new system is digital instead of analog, which means it’s digitally encrypted and IP-based. It will be more efficient and provide better coverage for emergency personnel.