County approves computer- aided dispatch contract

Society is increasingly going more paperless. Digital devices have replaced books and magazines and portable devices have sped up the delivery time of information. At the June 17 meeting of the Wright County Board, the commissioners took the next big step in that process, approving a $1 million contract with Zuercher Technologies to streamline the process of dispatching 911 calls throughout the law enforcement process.

Captain Todd Hoffman made the presentation to the board and said the contract in front of the commissioners was the result of years of comparing and contrasting the benefits of different systems before agreeing that the best value – short-term and long-term for the county – was the Zuercher bid.
 “We are almost completely digital now in the sheriff’s office,” Hoffman said. “From the time someone calls 911, the information that the dispatcher types into the computer to send to the deputy out on patrol is done on a CAD – Computer-Aided Dispatch – system. 
More information appears in this week's Messenger.