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Camden receives grants to upgrade radio equipment
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The city of Camden recently received a $45,000 grant from South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), and a $64,121 grant from the S.C. Department of Public Safety that will be used to purchase upgraded radio equipment for city public safety personnel. In 2011, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an unfunded mandate stating that all public safety radio systems using very high frequency (VHF) technology must switch to narrowband frequency equipment or change the radio technology they utilize altogether by January 1, 2013. They city’s fire, police and public works departments all use VHF technology, and therefore need to make changes to their current equipment in order to meet this requirement.