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How to buy radios (eBook)

Download this Police1 police radios buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation


Radios are an essential piece of equipment for law enforcement officers.


Reliable radios are central to effective command and control, situational awareness, and enabling commanders to communicate with their own personnel, other assisting agencies, and the governments they serve in real-time. Without reliable communications, police officers cannot protect their personnel and the public effectively. A police officer radio must be consistently reliable to fulfill its function—nothing less will do.

The purpose of this guide is to help law enforcement agencies identify, purchase, and implement the most reliable and suitable radios for their needs.

This is not a one-size-fits-all scenario: What works well for a police department in a dense urban area might not be best for a fire/EMS department in a large rural jurisdiction. This is why finding the right radio requires a carefully researched, thoroughly planned process.

Whether you are leading a radio purchase for the first time or looking to upgrade your current assets, this Police1 How to Buy Radios guide is a starting point for the procurement process.

Included in this guide:

  • Key considerations before purchasing police radios, ensuring you understand your department’s specific needs and the capabilities of different systems.
  • Top implementation strategies, helping you integrate the new radios effectively into your operations.
  • Essential questions to ask vendors, enabling you to gather all necessary information for informed purchasing decisions.

Download your free copy of the comprehensive “How to Buy Police Radios” guide from Police1 by filling out the form today.