After five decades, an outdated communications tower at the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office will soon be replaced thanks to half a million dollars in grant funding.
During emergencies, first responders and law enforcement are the first ones to respond and it all comes through a tower, which was aging and unreliable.
DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden told 48 News, it’s been a challenge at times.
“There have been times where parts of the system have gone down in the middle of the night, and we are only able to use a certain tower in the county, which will limit the capability of the town on different ends,” said Sheriff Welden.
The new communications tower will be replaced, which Sheriff Welden said will cut down on response times for first responders and make them more competitive with surrounding agencies.