Cape Girardeau Fire and Police Departments says the radio system now in use is becoming over-crowded and outdated. They are hoping to update to the system with a digital set up. Assistant Fire Chief Mark Hasheider says current radio traffic on the analog system has too much static. He says a digital system allows public safety workers easier access to talk with each other. Cape Girardeau Police Lieutenant Barry Hovis says this will free up frequencies that, in the past, would be used by one entity making it unusable to others. Hovis said the new technology will also keep official conversations private. Hasheider says the city council has already allocated about 1.4 million dollars to phase one of implementing this new system.