Nacogdoches County and Nacogdoches plan to combine dispatch software

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A new computerized dispatch and records management system is in the works between Nacogdoches County and the City of Nacogdoches. The agreement was passed this morning by county commissioners. City commissioners are expected to do the same right about now in its meeting. A company will install, train and maintain equipment that will be used by both the city and the county. The goal is to transmit information seamlessly. Chief Jim Sevey with the Nacogdoches Police Department said, "We'll be aware of the crime problem occurring in the county. The city will be aware of the crime occurring in the county. And it will allow our departments to work much more closely together to share information." Sheriff Thomas Kerss of Nacogdoches County researched the agreement. "I talked to the sheriff in Midland County. They've been using this product for 20 years. The reason it's current and still workable for them is because updates to all the software is free of charge."   The county's portion is $432,000, which includes the jail components. The city's cost is about $300,000. The equipment should be launched in June, pending tonight's city approval.