Read The 2016 Annual Report
In 2016, CREST embarked upon our $24.5 million technology renewal project. The “next generation” technology will replace the existing radio system and will strengthen public safety. Throughout the year, CREST staff worked with consultants and Motorola engineers on the design of our new system, and underwent a build and test stage at the factory. The new technology is considered the North American standard for operational excellence. Final approvals to proceed were in place by the end of the year. In tandem, our crews were kept busy with new site development to house the new P25 equipment, and with refurbishing of existing sites to prepare them for additional equipment.