8:59 PM ALEA - Troopers - Chase On Highway 231 Of Motorcycle - Then Went Wrong Way - APPREHENDED But Trooper Injures LegRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Mar 23 2019 9:42 PM
HOUSTON COUNTY: 8:59 PM ALEA - Troopers are chasing a motorcycle. They are northbound on Highway 231 South of Dothan.
The reports are the motorcycle is northbound in the southbound lane of traffic.
Houston County Sheriff Deputies are responding to assist the State Trooper.
COMMUNICATIONS sucks. ALEA - Troopers operate on one type radio system. The Houston County Sheriff Deputies operate on another type radio system.. Both totally different radio types and systems. The lag time on updates because of that are awful.
ALEA - Troopers operate on VHF analog and currently Houston County Sheriff Department operate on P25 Digital, the system owned by the City of Dothan.
The Sheriff Department has been working for a couple of years on a new radio system. There have been road blocks after - road blocks on the new radio system.
While Houston County Deputies were searching for the Trooper and suspect motorcycle, reports came in the motorcycle went down Smithville Road and then left on Highway 109.
Finally Houston County Sheriff Deputies were notified the Trooper was near the Alabama - Florida line. The suspect is in custody. Houston County Sheriff Deputies are on the scene with the Trooper.
Rehobeth Rescue has been called to the scene. The ALEA - Trooper has a leg injury. The ambulance was requested to respond non-emergency. It is unknown how the Trooper got injured.
AGENCY RADIO INTER-OPERABILITY - could save a officer’s life
THERE IS A SOLUTION on agency inter operability.
It is called TANGO TANGO.
I found it a couple of years ago. It allows you to talk on multiple radio platforms from your smart phone, Ipad or computer. It will talk on P25, UHF Analog, UHF Digital, VHF Analog, VHF Digital, Motorturbo. any type radio system you operate on.
The donor radio, that is the one you are setting up to transmit and receive, is $ 100.00 per month. The devices the officers have are $ 72.00 a year if paid for at one time, or $ 8.00 per month if you pay per month. Does not matter how many radios - departments are in your device.
EXAMPLE: a donor radio; ALEA-Trooper $ 100 a month for the radio monitoring; Sheriff Department $ 100 a month for the radio monitoring; Fire Department $ 100 a month for the radio monitoring.
The device ( phone, Ipad, computer ) using it on is $ 72.00 a year if pay for the entire year all at once, or $ 8.00 per month if you pay by the month. You can have 20 ( more than 20 or less than 20 ) in your device and the same price.
Anywhere you have cell phone service you have push to talk service on the TANGO TANGO.
Currently Jackson County Fl Sheriff, Geneva County Sheriff, Coffee County Sheriff, Dale County Sheriff, Henry County Sheriff, Geneva County Fire - East, Houston County Fire - Rescue, Dale County Fire, have TANGO TANGO and interoperability.
This could have solved the interoperability and units monitoring units for a very cost effective system.
And I have personally introduced it to the area leaders. Have talked and monitored from New York, Birmingham, Montgomery, Waynesboro Georgia. One talked from Washington D.C.
But some leaders will not go to it. The reason, I really do not know. It keyed accidentally twice but that problem was fixed.
While not always mission critical as the land mobile radio, in 43 years in the system, the best I have seen. Because the radio industry have screwed up the law enforcement, fire and EMS system worse than ever.
BUT GETS THIS ABOUT ALEA while I have not seen the law, we understand that the State of Alabama has a law or some something in place that they can only use Southern Linc. They claim they are prohibited by law from using anything but Southern Linc.
TANGO TANGO is a Huntsville Alabama company. Before a officer is killed because of communications, someone in the Alabama Legislature might want to check this out.
But I expect them to be critical of the messenger and not listen to the message. That is their normal method. But when some officer gets killed because of the lack of interoperability, it is on some leaders and not on me!