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Radio Problems Force Pasco Chief To Meet With Department of Labor and Industries

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PASCO, Wash. - Police and deputies in Franklin County have been dealing with radio problems for the past year and a half.

The Pasco Police Chief Denis Austin said he met with representatives from the Department of Labor and Industries on Wednesday after an officer made an anonymous call about problems with his radio.

The Chief said they've been experiencing problems with static, interference and in at least six cases an officer was trying to call for back up and couldn't communicate over the radio.

Austin believes it's a problem with the Franklin County dispatch system and attributes it to growth throughout the county.

Right now engineers are actively trying to fix the system.

There is a test scheduled for Tuesday that could improve the problems. 

He said the department is committed to the safety of their officers.

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