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New agreement allows UMW to join Stafford’s public safety radio

The University of Mary Washington (UMW) will be joining Stafford's public safety radio communications system in an agreement that was approved by the Stafford Board of Supervisors at a recent meeting.

The system is used by first responders in the area to communicate with local authorities and security as events happen in real-time. This agreement would give greater communication ability between the police and UMW which has campuses in both Downtown Fredericksburg and off of Route 17 in Stafford.

According to the agreement’s text, UMW will be allowed to join the service for the next ten years with the cutoff date set on June 30, 2020. The language of the agreement allows for an additional ten years if both the county and UMW can agree to terms at that time.

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