Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man proposes new police radio system

The Isle of Man's parliament will be asked to approve almost £5m of funding to upgrade the police's radio system.

The home affairs department will take its plan to Tynwald later this month.

A spokesman said the current Tetra (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) system has reached the end of its operational life after 11 years of service.

The system is also used by the fire and ambulance service, the emergency control room and plays an integral role during motorcycle racing events.

In the Isle of Man there are 3,300 terminals in operation and Tetra has handled almost 15 million calls since it was installed in 2003.

The government said the multi-million pound investment will fund the latest generation equipment and a new network, as well as a maintenance and support programme.

The next sitting of Tynwald is on 21 October.

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