Angelina Co. adding computers to sheriff vehicles

Angelina Co. adding computers to sheriff vehicles

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Computers will soon be added to all patrol vehicles with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office.

The move was approved by the Angelina County Commissioners Tuesday morning after a short trial period with the COPsync program.The system is connected to a network that includes data from all over the country. The Angelina office is the 110th sheriff office in the state to get the software,

"One of the main things to it is the safety," Sheriff Greg Sanches said. "It does have the GPS built in monitoring device. That way we will be able to monitor the safety of the deputies and the calls as well."

The department will have the system for five years and will pay a total of $203,394 for the system. The payment will be divided up over four years and the first year payment will be deferred. The department will also have to pay an additional $10,080 for unlimited data usage in the patrol vehicles. Sanches said the department will pull that money out of their current budget.

Sanches said they wanted to use the system after they saw how beneficial it was for the Zavalla Police Department as well as the Hudson Police Department and for Hudson ISD.

The department will get 22 computers for the 21 vehicles. One unit will be left at the office as a back up.

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