Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 7°C

Search

Suffolk: Police admit radio signal failure at Landmark House

PUBLISHED: 09:25 22 November 2012

Outside Landmark House are, left to right, Suffolk County Council chief executive, Deborah Cadman, chief constable, Simon Ash, chair of the police authority, Cllr Joanna Spicer and leader of the council, Cllr Mark Bee.

Outside Landmark House are, left to right, Suffolk County Council chief executive, Deborah Cadman, chief constable, Simon Ash, chair of the police authority, Cllr Joanna Spicer and leader of the council, Cllr Mark Bee.

Archant

SUFFOLK police have admitted their officers are experiencing radio network problems – just a month after moving into their new multi-million pound council and police centre.

Suffolk police and Suffolk County Council moved some of their services to Landmark House, Whitehouse – home to 850 police and council staff – on October 5.

The majority of staff based at Ipswich Police Station in Civic Drive have moved into the four-storey building, which was jointly purchased in 2010 by Suffolk County Council and the Police Authority for just under a third of its £12million asking price. However, the Star can now reveal that some officers are experiencing difficulty hearing some of the messages sent over their radio network in part of the building.

County Policing Commander Chief Superintendent David Skevington said: “We are aware of a technical problem affecting the Airwave radio system in part of Landmark House.

“Systems staff have identified an area on part of the ground floor, where the signal is intermittently weaker than elsewhere. Tests were carried out prior to the building being occupied and operational.

“Initial tests were positive, but as with radio systems, until the area is furnished and people are operating within the building, the true nature of the coverage cannot be proven.

“Engineers are working on the problem to resolve it as soon as possible.”

Landmark House is home to police units including Criminal Justice, CID, Economic Crime and Neighbourhood Response.

0 comments

Staff at a popular roadside café received an Eat Out, Eat Well award for their healthy food and local produce.

Housebuilder David Wilson Homes is planning to build nearly 200 new homes for the edge of Bury St Edmunds.

Five people have died after a knifeman brought terror to the heart of Westminster, mowing down pedestrians then stabbing an unarmed policeman before being shot by armed officers.

An alleged child sex offence is recorded by police almost every four hours in Suffolk and Essex in total, an investigation has revealed.

Are you stuck for what to do to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend?

Community leaders in Leiston have put together an 18-point wish list of improvements they want EDF Energy to put in place if the Sizewell C nuclear power station is given the go-ahead.

A burglar who was part of a gang that vandalised an Ipswich town centre cafe has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24