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Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, fire department asking for new radios



A request for new radios for the Columbia County sheriff’s and fire departments has been made. 

During the Management and Internal Services Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 14, County Manager Scott Johnson told the committee members a request has come from public safety for an upgrade to...

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  1. As a given, I learned to trust the Sheriff’s arguments and requests. He has the spirit of give and take for the success of the first and legitimate function of government. Public Safety. One year we were going through budget requests. I saw a line item for brooms. Who does that? Someone devoted to transparency. Before requesting a dollar, this Sheriff shows where each of them will be spent.

  2. Would make sense to me, for ALL LE departments in the area have the same radios Sheriff Whittle is requesting, for the very valid reasons. At a minimum, the LE agencies in Columbia, Richmond, and McDuffie should “chat”. Better radis, better cooperations between agencies. When Columbia County converted over to digital, I thought the radios were originally leased from Motorola.

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