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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Proposals were opened at the Whitley County Commissioners meeting Monday for new dispatch equipment.
For several months, personnel from the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department as well as the countyâ€™s dispatch have voiced the need for an upgrade to equipment and software.
â€śWhat we have is outdated and no longer going to be supported,â€ť said Sheriff Mark Hodges at a recent meeting. â€śItâ€™s a matter of working effectively and efficiently.â€ť
At Mondayâ€™s meeting two envelopes were opened, one from J&K Communications in Columbia City and one from ERS, from Fort Wayne.
Scott Jones, the countyâ€™s 911 coordinator, previously told Commissioners that proposals would be hard to come by because of the service needed for ongoing maintenance.
â€śWe have a requirement that the company can be on site within a few hours if we need servicing,â€ť Jones said.
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