“I am excited about the action that the court took as this marks unprecedented cooperation between the three Counties and is a first step in drastically improving public safety communications,” said Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann.
Boone County Fiscal Court will consider the MOU at their meeting on September 20th as will Campbell County Fiscal Court on September 21st.
The Memorandum of Understanding is intended to memorialize a joint understanding relating to the design, bidding, construction and implementation of an 800 megahertz (P 25) Public Safety Communication System. This system will provide first responders the acceptable coverage and full functionality that supports the delivery of high safety service.
Kenton County first began the discussion of an upgrade to their current radio system in mid-2015. These talks intensified in July of 2016 as it related to a joint bid process with the other two Counties.
“When the County is able to utilize communication amongst differing units, communities, and Counties, safety is enhanced for both them and for the citizens they are serving,” Knochelmann noted. “The cooperation by the counties for the regional radio system will allow us to communicate on a whole new level.”