NPSTC Supports Railroad Police Access to Public Safety I/O Channels

NPSTC submitted a Petition for Rulemaking requesting modification of Part 90 of the rules to enable Railroad Police access to frequencies reserved for public safety interoperability. train 2014The International Association Chiefs of Police (IACP) recently adopted a Resolution entitled IACP Support for Improved Railroad Police Communications.   It appears that Police organizations operated by the railroads do not fall within the eligible organizations as defined in Sections 90.20. 90.617, or 90.523 of the rules. Yet, bonafide Railroad Police have an increasing need for effective and expeditious communications interoperability with members of local and state law enforcement, fire and emergency medical organizations who do meet the Commission’s eligibility requirements. Read NPSTC’s Filing Here.