Elmore County Sherriff’s Office has adopted FirstNet, making it Idaho’s first and largest law enforcement agency to join AT&T’s nationwide public safety communications platform. The partnership was announced at the end of April at a capabilities demonstration held in Mountain Home.
At the event, services now available to the Sheriff’s Office, like the Rapid Deployment Kit (RDK) and LMR to LTE technology, were demonstrated. Local media attended, later featuring the event and partnership positively in television and print.
Rural, expansive areas of Idaho, like Elmore County, pose challenges for emergency communications coverage. However, FirstNet can provide law enforcement and first responders in these more remote areas of the state with state-of the-art capabilities.