ABSTRACT

Communicating Across State and County Lines: The Piedmont Regional Voice Over Internet Protocol Project   [open pdf - 629KB]

This document addresses police communication interoperability between the states of Virginia and North Carolina. "To officers in the Danville (Va.) Police Department, sometimes it seemed like suspects knew a little too much geography. When being pursued, suspects would head straight for the state line, and in just a few minutes, speed into North Carolina. Because of incompatible radio systems, Danville officers unfortunately had no way to communicate directly with their colleagues across the border, complicating efforts to arrest the suspects. To fix the problem and help improve public safety, the City of Danville teamed up with surrounding law enforcement agencies-the Caswell County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office in Virginia and the Virginia State Police-to use Internet technology to bridge the gaps in their communications systems. officers in the Danville (Va.) Police Department, sometimes it seemed like suspects knew a little too much geography. When being pursued, suspects would head straight for the state line, and in just a few minutes, speed into North Carolina. Because of incompatible radio systems, Danville officers unfortunately had no way to communicate directly with their colleagues across the border, complicating efforts to arrest the suspects. To fix the problem and help improve public safety, the City of Danville teamed up with surrounding law enforcement agencies-the Caswell County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office in Virginia and the Virginia State Police-to use Internet technology to bridge the gaps in their communications systems."

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2008
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
National Criminal Justice Reference Series: http://www.ncjrs.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
National Institute of Justice Journal, no.261
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