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  • Pinal County Sheriff's Office & VA Hospital join PCWIN

    Nov 19, 2015 | Read More News
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    admin logoOn Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, the Pima County Wireless Integrated Network’s Board of Directors voted to allow the Pinal County Sheriff’s Department and the Southern Arizona Veterans Health Care System to join the network.

    The PCWIN system enables more than 50 public safety and public service agencies from Tucson to Ajo, from Sahuarita to Mount Lemmon, and from the Rincon Valley to Avra Valley, to talk to each other by radio in real time on a single system, regardless of their jurisdictional boundaries.

    “Including Pinal County is going to benefit us greatly, especially the northern Pima County public safety agencies,” said PCWIN Executive Director John Voorhees. “This will allow them to talk to each other in real time when working complex incidents involving multi-jurisdictional responses.”

    Voorhees was likewise pleased with the Board’s decision regarding the Veterans Administration Hospital. Emergency room staff and the hospital’s law enforcement officers will both have the ability to communicate on the network.

    “Their joining PCWIN was the final linchpin in completing the entire medical network,” Voorhees said. “This will allow all of the hospitals in Pima County to talk on the network. Allowing their law enforcement onto the network bolsters security and ensures a safer environment for our veterans.”