First responders in other cities say a national network is needed.
During the Sept. 11 terror attacks, firefighters couldn't communicate well with their commanders. Police on the scene couldn't hear orders from their superiors. And none of the agencies responding could talk to each other.
Annmarie Hordern, WFUV
New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the World Trade Center site will eventually have 673 offices assigned to it.
Kelly spoke about the need for securing the site at an event Tuesday for the nonprofit Police Foundation.
The 9/11 memorial will open on Sept. 11, 2011 with scores of officers assigned there.
A lawsuit brought by bike riders arrested by the NYPD has been settled for nearly a million dollars.
The more than 80 cyclists involved in the suit were taken into custody during Critical Mass rides between 2004 and 2006. The police have said the large group of riders disrupted traffic. But Barbara Ross, one of the plaintiffs in the case, says cops unfairly targeted riders.