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Lee County, Dixon partner to update law enforcement systems

DIXON – The Dixon Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Lee County 911 are partnering to update and streamline data and records operations.

The City Council and Lee County Board both signed off on an agreement that integrates computer-assisted dispatch services, records management systems, radio network and 911 telephones under one umbrella.

The groups have been talking about joining in a streamlined system for years, as the systems are outdated.

“We need a new records management system; our system is not supportable,” City Manager Danny Langloss said earlier this week.

The city will pay $47,500 a year for 5 years for the Spillman Flex Records Management System and then about $20,000 a year for maintenance after that time. The county’s end will be $45,500 a year for 5 years and then around $15,700 starting the sixth year.

The system should be implemented in December 2020, Chief Steve Howell said.

The project will allow them to share data, communications, reports and other law enforcement intelligence, “allowing for more concise and timely information being transmitted during critical incidents, drug investigations, intelligence and routine patrol operations,” according to the resolution the county passed last month.

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