Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 14°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Suffolk: Police admit radio signal failure at Landmark House

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.

shares

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.

shares

0 comments

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

Many services travelling between Ipswich, north Essex and London are facing disruption this morning as emergency repair work on a bridge at Hatfield Peverel continues.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

Train passengers yesterday faced rail chaos caused by urgent repairs to a railway bridge between Witham and Hatfield Peveral.

One lane closed on A12 northbound at Martlesham Heath.

One lane is closed at the Eagle Way roundabout after a fuel spill.

Firefighters rescued a woman stuck in mud in Glemsford

A woman who was trapped in mud and lost in Glemsford was found after a frantic search involving fire, police and ambulance crews.

The view from Stoke Bridge. Photo: Simon Parker

Fire crews helped to rescue someone stuck in the River Orwell in central Ipswich last night.

Missing man Mark Twyman

Police have found a man who went missing from a mental health hospital on Friday evening.

An accident has caused travel delays

A 79-year-old man has died following a collision involving a trailer that had separated from a tractor as it travelled along an Essex road.

The Woolpack in Ipswich

Seven teenagers were arrested after a street fight spilled into a busy pub located near to Ipswich Music Day.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge arrive at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Princess Charlotte was christened in front of the Queen and close family and friends today as the Cambridges had their first public outing as a family of four.

Firefighters attended the scene in Clacton

A 16-year-old had to be cut out of a car after a crash in Clacton.

Most read

Topic pages