COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s 911 system will be receiving a new call-recording system.
Problems with the current system have led to the switch.
Whitley County Prosecutor Matt Rentschler said recordings that were necessary for certain cases fell through the cracks.
â€śI have had one or two calls that my office wanted to review, but theyâ€™re (recordings) gone,â€ť said Rentschler.
Scott Jones, Whitley County 911 coordinator, was at Mondayâ€™s meeting of the Whitley County Commissioners.
He was requesting permission to use money from his budget for the new recorder.
The price tag for the new recorder will be $20,799.25 with J&K Communications, and the commissioners unanimously approved a third of that to come from the 911 department.
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