Sheriff’s office getting technology in squad vehicles

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is getting new technology that will allow deputies to stay out on the roads longer and bring the department up to state standards.

The county board of supervisors approved 11 computers for the squad cars and it will cost $72,000. 

 Chief Deputy Will Conlee said the computers will allow deputies to document crashes and traffic violations on scene rather than coming back to the office to write reports.  

"All that information is going to be there right in the car," Conlee said. "Normally, they would have to contact dispatch to run a driver’s license or a registration on a car or a warrant check when pulling up to an accident scene."

The equipment is set to arrive  in August.

Deputies will need to go through training before it’s put in use. Conlee hopes to implement it in late September. 

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