Friday, November 30, 2018

Port Police Radio Boost for Catalina

By Karen Robes Meeks

A new radio transmitter has been installed at the top of a communication tower on Catalina Island by the Los Angeles Port Police to bolster communications among first responders in the event of an emergency and during routine patrols and missions.

“Port Police officers are frequently first on the scene during emergencies, such as distressed boaters or serious falls from unstable cliffs,” said Port Police Captain Daniel Cobos, whose team oversaw the research and installation of the new transmission equipment. “This improved radio transmission and interoperability among Port officers and fellow first responders is another way we are working to protect and keep the port and our community safe.”

The new equipment helps close the gap on transmission “dead zones,” according to the port. Now the signal frequency reaches as far as Sunset Beach and Redondo Beach.