Pima County Wireless Integrated Network (PCWIN) recently expanded its coverage to include the town of Marana Police Department, allowing for improved communications between municipalities and enhancing public safety among all 55 participating agencies.
“PCWIN is pleased to welcome the Town of Marana,” Pima County’s assistant administrator John Voorhees said in an announcement.
He called the town’s inclusion “a win.”
“This agreement culminates a lengthy period of negotiation between the PCWIN cooperative and the town,” Voorhees said.
PCWIN was created by voter approval in 2004, utilizing $60 million in general obligation bond funding. Although previously eligible for inclusion, the town of Marana committed to the program only after it was fully implemented in 2010. Marana’s law enforcement personnel will begin with 11 radios linked to PCWIN at a cost of $33 per radio unit.
“Marana’s participation on the network bolsters public safety for all of Pima County,” Voorhees said. “The citizens of our county will derive a great benefit from the increased effectiveness in radio communication.”