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The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is upgrading its radio system.

With $5.4 million in grant funding from the state division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, the sheriff’s office will go from an analog to an interoperable digital system.

Sheriff Gary Maha says the grant will solve coverage problems and improve the exchange of information with other agencies.

“With this new system we’ll be able to communicate with other agencies when they come into Genesee County, whether it be fire, DOT, (or) law enforcement," Maha said Thursdsay morning on WBTA's Main and Center program. "This is the direction the state is going; that’s why they’re making these funds available for counties to upgrade the system”

Maha says the current radio system deficiencies will be corrected with the new equipment.


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