Local sheriff's department introduces new technology to fix a county wide issue
WASHINGTON, Ga. (WFXG)- The Wilkes County Sheriff's Department recently implemented a new technology that has now become a county wide solution, it's called Tango Tango. For law enforcement officers, the radio is their biggest asset. When the radio fails and they are unable to communicate, even seconds are critical.
911 Director and Chief Training Officer for the Wilkes County Sheriff's Department, Jerry Hackney has been in public safety for 41 years. He says the biggest struggle that they face is having an alternate means of communication for the dead zones, the hills and valleys where radio service is inaccessible. "It allows us anywhere there is cellular signal, a redundant radio system for the officers and in the event of poor radio coverage with our system, it allows them to use that as a back-up."