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Oakland Union: 'No Confidence' In Radio System

June 17, 2013  | 

Several Oakland City Council members agreed to delay spending $3 million to upgrade the emergency communications system after the Oakland PD's patrol union blasted the system.

Sgt. Barry Donelan, president of the Oakland Police Officers Association, urged two council committees this week against approving more than $3 million for the radio system, reports the Oakland Tribune.

"I have no confidence in the system," he said. "I have no confidence that a $3 million expenditure will make it better."

Tags: Communications, Oakland PD, Police Unions


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Robert Hillsman, M.D. @ 6/18/2013 2:08 AM

Las Vegas METRO P.D. also had great problems with it's recently introduced radio system. Perhaps agencies should name the co. involved so that if it's the same company, tens of millions of taxpayer money, as well as the risk to officer's well-being, are avoided.

Jelly @ 6/18/2013 6:05 AM

All of the money your department needs for things like, “fuel” is being spent on the Obama’s family vacations. For example, their trip to Africa has an estimated cost of $60,000,000 to 100,000,000 million dollars. I bet that would buy your department enough fuel to buzz around the border for a while. How arrogant? Peoples taxes going up, cost of living going up, standard of living going down, people getting laid off, furloughed, largest national debt in the history of this country and our leader decides to take ANOTHER vacation. To my brothers and sisters on the border think about this when you’re walking across that hot sand and your feet are burning in your boots because you couldn’t drive your patrol vehicles. In 2011 Taxpayers spent $1,400,000,000 Billion dollars (Billion? yes, Billion dollars) on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family. In comparison, British taxpayers spent 57.8 million on the Royal family. And don’t give me the response, “every president has done it” because you know what your momma would have told you if you gave her that excuse!

Troop @ 6/18/2013 2:34 PM

Same thing happened in Las Vegas PD. The brass knew the system was flawed but went with it anyway. The result = $49 million in the hole and having to scrap it for a new system

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