Alabama County OKs Update to Obsolete Police Computers

The Heflin, Ala., City Council voted unanimously to buy new computers for the police department during a recent meeting, with the current computers soon to be obsolete once Microsoft discontinues support for Windows 7.

by / November 27, 2019
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City leaders in Heflin, Ala., approved the purchase of new computers for the police department this week, according to the Anniston Star

Officials report that the existing equipment will soon be obsolete due to Microsoft’s decision to discontinue support for the Windows 7 operating system.
 
An upgrade to the newer, more secure Windows 10 was not possible, police Chief A.J. Benefield said in the local news report. 
 
The $8,545 expenditure for the new devices will come from the seized funds account, which is designated for police department use only. The old computers will be sold as surplus for $2,552 to help offset the cost of the new equipment, the Star reports.
 
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