Using commercial, off-the-shelf hardware, to support government communication needs is how purchases should be made. Assigning law enforcement specific radio spectrum and then having them buy new hardware across the nation, plus put up new towers is patently absurd. My city, Belton, is asking that we nearly double our taxes in order to purchase a half-million dollar tower so that they can use new spectrum that’s been freed up by some TV stations going to HDTV. If it was the county sheriff asking for this allotment I MIGHT understand as coverage in the countryside is spotty. But this is for the city police. That is absurd. Buy them all a mobile phone and be done with it. Stupid politicians.