New Motorola system takes place


During the Hamilton County Commissioners meeting Dec. 21, Public Safety Communications Department Executive Director Michael Snowden announced that final system acceptance for the new Motorola radio system has taken place.

The project was a collaborative effort between agencies in Hamilton County in which the county bonded the cost of infrastructure and the partner agencies purchased their own end-user radios and equipment.

The radio system provides a state of the art communications vehicle for public safety agencies, cities and municipalities, public works departments and schools within Hamilton County.

“While there is still work to be done on contingency items, the original contract has been fulfilled by Motorola satisfactorily,” Snowden said. “The system that was designed, built, configured and tested has been in place for 11 months and is working very well. This entire system is a testament to the spirit of collaboration that exists between the various entities in Hamilton County and can be held up as an example of outstanding inter-agency cooperation.”

Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness was part of the 9-1-1 Executive Board, which provided oversight throughout the project. The Public Safety Board and Radio Technical Committee were also heavily involved in the project, with Snowden thanking members for their time and a job well done at the Hamilton County Commissioners meeting.