Capt. Mike Woodruff with Durant Police said it went into effect January of 2013, but the problems have gotten worse over the past 12 months.
"When it went to 'narrow band,' by that, it obviously creates some coverage problems of all of our emergency responders and radio traffic," he
Last year, Durant Police took over dispatch services for all of Bryan County, installing the most up-to-date software and technology.
said some of the transmitter equipment out in the field is out of date - a problem which is only enhanced by the newly narrowed bandwidth.
They're bringing in radio engineers to help fix the problem.
"Two things, assess the equipment that we have now, to have maximum output with that.
But also evaluate what we can do to have maximum coverage in Bryan County," Woodruff
But the problems raise safety concerns for officers in the field.
"Public safety is always a concern with anybody.
In law enforcement, fire and rescue, and EMS.
Obviously that is priority one for anybody," Woodruff
They've recently moved each law enforcement agency to their own frequency to help increase the coverage area.
But they're still working on long-term solutions.
"It's discussed daily, what can we do to resolve this problem, in the most expeditious manner we can," Woodruff