7/6/16 – 5:06 A.M.
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office wants the county commissioners to pay for an upgrade in the software that helps manage the jail. Back in March, Sheriff Mike Heldman said the software from the ProPhoenix Corporation can help cut man-hours needed to manage the jail and use data to identify crime trends among other features…
Audio: Mike Heldman
Heldman says the program could also be used to let the public file complaints online. He added he isn’t sure if he wants to do that yet.
The Courier reports the cost of the software is a little more than $387,000 up front, and more than $42,600 per year for support and maintenance.
Heldman tells the commissioners the current software has been used since 2004 and is problematic. He added jailers still have to record everything by hand because the software can be unreliable.
The commissioners took no action on the issue during the Tuesday meeting.
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