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Metro Police Upgrade Communication System

(Las Vegas, NV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is dropping its controversial mobile radio system.

The department has signed a $26 million contract with Illinois-based Motorola Solutions to provide thousands of digital portable and mobile radios.

Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo says they will provide officers better coverage on the Las Vegas Strip and in surrounding areas.

The two-year-old Desert Sky system, which cost $42 million, has been criticized for dropped calls and dead zones. Officers have expressed concerns for their safety due to the lapses in communication.

Police departments in other cities have dropped the Desert Sky system, citing similar problems.

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