Federal Funding Equals Better Equipment
The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office was awarded funds through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) to enhance technological improvement of Law Enforcement services to the citizens of Gadsden County, Florida. The funding provided through this grant will increase the efficiency of law enforcement services and enhance communication of law enforcement agencies both locally and regionally.
This project has been identified as the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office Technology Enhancement Project for Gadsden County.
The digital recording system records critical information that is essential in court cases and investigative procedures. The digital recording system will allow a 24/7 capture of data for all communication between officers, dispatchers and callers. It will also provide measures to determine the quality of service and response time within the dispatch center. The data transmitted and recorded with use of radio or telephone communications can be used immediately for daily operations as well as archived for further analysis.
Digital Recording Systems records all incoming and outgoing telephone and radio traffic. The Digital Recording System will enable officers and dispatchers to improve the quality of the information they record, while reducing the amount of time spent on clerical matters. The ultimate use of the recording system is the prompt and efficient retrieval information used for investigative purposes.
The recording system will benefit all municipalities within Gadsden County. The recording system servers will include 2 four channel units for Havana Police department and Chattahoochee Police department, 1 eight channel unit for Quincy Police department and 1 sixteen channel unit for Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office. System software includes unlimited search and playback, ANI/ALI (Automatic Number Identification and Automatic Location Identification) for 911 calls. The system has the capacity to store 180,000 hours of recording online and 50,000 hours of USB-2 Archive.
This technology enhancement will allow for quicker retrieval of data and greater quality of service provided by Gadsden County Law Enforcement agencies. Overall, improved technology will be advantageous to officers as well as the citizens of Gadsden County.
Improved and standardized equipment will allow the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office to communicate more effectively internally, across jurisdictions and agencies, including state and Federal agencies. Interoperability and seamless communications between and among users is critical in providing the highest quality of law enforcement service to the citizens of Gadsden County and the state of Florida.