Dodge County Breaks Ground for New Public Safety Radio System

NORTH BEND – The Dodge County Board of Supervisors and Fremont/Dodge County Communications held their groundbreaking ceremony for the new Public Safety Radio System that is being built by Dodge County Tuesday morning.

In July of 2018, Dodge County entered in to an agreement with Motorola Solutions to build four towers and implement an 800 MHz digital trunked radio system to serve the first responders in Dodge County. Each tower will stand 330 feet tall.

Shelly Holzerland, the Fremont and Dodge County 911 Director, said that the project is waiting for a couple of permits to finish up before construction can start. A start date has not been set yet as the weather will dictate the timeline. The construction is projected to be complete by the fourth quarter of 2020.

The groundbreaking ceremony took place at one of the new tower sites near North Bend, Nebraska. When the project is complete, Dodge County will join with the Omaha Regional Interoperable Network with Douglas, Pottawattamie, Sarpy and Washington counties.