Little Rock's Board of Directors are considering whether to shell out close to $200,000 for new portable police radios.
These radios, officers say, are a cop's lifeline: their way of communicating with dispatch as they respond to calls.
But they don't come cheap. Each one costs about $4,600 for the unit, extra batteries and chargers.
Officers, though, say they are worth every penny.
"That detailed information can be vital to an officer before responding to a call, so they know what to expect, what has occurred so the officer is alert," said Sgt. Cassandra Davis with the Little Rock Police Department.
If approved, the new radios will be issued to the rookie recruit class that just graduated last week and will soon be hitting the streets.