Lauderdale County Commission approves new technology for sheriff's deputies

Lauderdale Commission approves new technology for sheriff's deputies

Posted: Nov 28, 2017 6:04 PM

The Lauderdale County Commission approved a new data base system to help deputies.

"Right now when they respond to a call, unless they are personally familiar with the history of a certain address or person, they are walking in blind." said Lauderdale County Sheriff, Rick Singleton.

Singleton told WAAY 31 once the Spillman Technologies system is installed, deputies will be able to know the history of a home or person they are about to come in contact with. Deputies will also be able to search the database in the field.

"It will enable them to see that address and see that persons name and know what contact we or any other law enforcement agency in the Spillman system has had with that person," said Singleton.

Approximately 1,900 agencies use Spillman Technologies in 43 states. It will cost Lauderdale County taxpayers just shy of $200,000 for the new system.

"I think it will be helpful. It would be nice to know a person's background before you're going into a situation like that," said Lauderdale County resident Matt Pettie.

Singleton said the new system would be installed in late Spring 2018.

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