The Kentucky Department of Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) is replacing its current two-way radio system (originally installed in the 1950s) by utilizing the Kentucky State Police (KSP) statewide two-way radio system.

The state police radio system, which consists of a Motorola ASTRO Project 25 UHF digital conventional system, began operating in July 2002. The KVE’s updated system includes more than 200 Spectra P25 mobile and XTS5000 P25 portable two-way radios, a vehicle repeater system, and 17 Spectra P25 control stations located at each weigh station. In addition, a dispatch console located at the KVE’s operations center has been upgraded to accommodate the new system, Motorola said.

KVE Commissioner Greg Howard said in a statement that the system upgrade would provide “quality coverage throughout the entire state,” in addition to interoperable communications with the state police and local public-safety agencies.