by John Beagle
Middletown City Council approved a half-million dollar Police communication system replacement at its meeting Tuesday. This was approved despite the city's budget deficit.
The Police Communication system includes the departmentís phone, police radio systems, and as other division controls including a new technology will soon be able to pinpoint cell phone callersí locations.
A portion of the cost will be reimbursed through federal, county and state grants and discounts from cell phone surcharges.