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Top international award honours Canadian first responder network

Halton Regional Police Service is a founding member of the network
Halton Regional Police (stock)

Canada’s communications network for first responders - which includes Halton Regional Police - was recently honoured with the International Critical Communications Awards (ICCAs) for Best Government Authority Collaboration.

The PSBN Innovation Alliance (PIA) works with Canadian first responders, telecommunications companies, utilities, transit organizations, and governments to provided reliable wireless communication.

"The PIA is focused on making critical communications technology a reality in Canada, and has already successfully demonstrated the value of PSBN,"
 said Chief Stephen Tanner of the Halton Regional Police. "The digital age has created enormous new opportunities to help first responders save lives."

Halton Regional Police Service is a founding member of the network, along with the Peel Regional Police and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority.

The not-for-profit association has expanded to over 65 members since 2019.