NYPD subway police now on the same channel as precinct police upstairs
Took $36 million overhaul to get the glitches out
Transit police patrolling the subway will soon be able to communicate with precinct cops above ground through an upgraded radio network installed by the MTA, the Daily News has learned.
The Fire Department has used the communication system since 2009, but the NYPD decided to remain offline after tests revealed hiccups like signal interference and dead spots.
To fix the glitches, the MTA’s NYC Transit division spent $36 million to replace old antennae cable and make other adjustment.
Apparently, the NYPD now is satisfied and will start using the network next month.