This study focuses on interoperability issues in law enforcement agencies (LEA). It is based on a mail survey of the interoperability experiences & needs of LEA across the Nation. Four basic questions drove the research: (1) what are the current & planned telecomm. capabilities of State & local LEA?; (2) what is the knowledge & training level of State & local LEA related to telecomm. technologies, info. sources, & interoperability policies or issues?; (3) what is the nature & extent of LEA past & current interoperability experience & requirements?; & (4) what is the nature & extent of interoperability shortfalls experienced by LEA? 60 exhibits.Taylor, Mary J. is the author of 'State and Local Law Enforcement Wireless Communications and Interoperability A Quantitative Analysis' with ISBN 9780788184758 and ISBN 078818475X.