County OKs voice for Williston police

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By Lou Elliott Jones, Editor

For the first time Williston Police Department officers and the Levy County Sheriff's deputies will be able to communicate seamlessly. It only cost $2,077.37 for the solution to a problem that has put a wall of silence between their two radio systems.
While it will not bring down the wall entirely — as both agencies use different bands for communication — it will lower the bar.
"This will allow us to talk with Williston officers for the first time," said Sheriff's Lt. Scott Finnen who helped work out the solution with the county's communications contractor Williams Communications of Tallahassee.
In his agenda item summary, Finnen wrote, "WPD is the only public safety agency in the county that is not on the SLERS (Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System) radio network. This causes a huge issue in the Williston area for the safety of the Williston area citizens in the event of a large scale emergency."
Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow, in a letter to the commission, said there is limited to no portable coverage within his city limits.

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