In April, Cedar Hill Police and Fire Departments went live on a new regional radio communication system. In addition to better quality communication for first responders within Cedar Hill, the new system is interoperable with departments around the region. The efforts were recognized by the North Central Texas Council of Governments as Cedar Hill received their Regional Cooperation Award.
The enhanced capabilities of the new radio system allows first responders to better communicate with each other, which makes for better response to emergencies, natural disasters, and security issues. Best Southwest partners DeSoto and Duncanville completed the migration to the new system at the same time, improving joint response efforts.