ST. JOHN | Lake County is putting together the hardware for a consolidated public safety communications network. All it needs now is the people to use it.
MERRILLVILLE | Keeping in touch with the multitude of public safety first responders in Lake County is about to get more expensive.
Motorola Solutions engineer Chuck Bray, right, shows one of the company's handheld radios to Lake County E-911 Deputy Director Jack Allendorf during an event in Merrillville. Dozens of municipal and county police, fire and emergency medical service personnel checked out the equipment as part…
Motorola portable radios stand on display Monday in Merrillville.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials have released a report detailing why they chose Motorola Solutions, of Schaumburg, to provide $13 million in E-911 radio gear even though it wasn't the lowest apparent bidder.
CROWN POINT | It could cost taxpayers up to $19 million to equip Lake County's public safety personnel with state-of-the art communications gear.
ST. JOHN | Lake County officials outlined a compromise Thursday designed to calm opposition among suburban municipalities to the cost of a future E-911 emergency communications consolidation.
CROWN POINT | Lake officials pushing for open, competitive bidding to build the county's consolidated E-911 system may have the winning hand in the debate on whether bargain-hunting or speed should be paramount.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are debating whether they have time to shop for the lowest price on what could be one of the largest electronics purchases in county government history.
CROWN POINT | Consolidating Lake County’s E-911 networks into one countywide system isn’t an option; it’s state law. And it will cost all 17 municipal units most of their public safety funds whether officials agree with the mandate or not.
ST. JOHN | Efforts to open a clear line of communication among Lake County's police and firefighters were troubled by static over government policy Wednesday.
CROWN POINT | Lake County elected officials and public safety leaders are scheduled to meet Thursday to iron out policy differences arising from the consolidation of the county's E-911 networks.
CROWN POINT | Lake County elected officials and public safety leaders may be on a collision course over the necessity to spend tens of millions of dollars on new radio communications equipment to consolidate E-911 networks.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department has received $3,785 as part of the Motorola Solutions Foundation’s Public Safety and Security Institute.
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