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Public safety groups, department struggle to find leader in public protection policy

News | 04/03/2002 5:00 am EST

The development of a coherent public protection disaster relief (PPDR) policy is proving to be a much more daunting task than previously anticipated as both the federal government and public safety groups call on each other to take the lead. At a conference on public safety radiocommunications in Ottawa last week, Industry Canada officials said they wanted greater input from law enforcement and public safety agencies on their particular systems requirements, while those same groups have looked to the government for direction on what those requirements should be.

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