New Public Safety Records System Goes Live for County

The technology is replacing a 20-year-old system and will allow law enforcement to run tags and driver’s licenses in their cars. It will also serve firefighters, emergency medical services and city governments.

by Tim Horan, Reflector-Chronicle / May 13, 2019

(TNS) — A new records system, called the Tyler project, for Dickinson County, Kan., law enforcement and public safety agencies went live this past Monday.

Agencies spent last week breaking in the new system.

The system, known as New World, is being used by the Dickinson County 911 Dispatch, sheriff’s department and police departments in the cities of Abilene, Chapman and Herington, all fire departments and Emergency Management Services.

County Administrator Brad Homman said the project started 18 months ago.

“We did what is called the 'cut over' Monday on the 911 system. Everything went very well,” he said. “Today they have the bulk of the CAD system, the record management for the jail, the sheriff’s department, the police department, as well as all the faucets and connections in between.”

He said the location of sheriff’s cars can be seen and tracked on a map.

“The system, when it is all up and running, will allow deputies be able to run tags and driver’s licenses in their cars. They can access their cases and see the cases that are ongoing,” he said. “It is really good technology that will enhance operations and officer safety.”

He said the Tyler project is replacing a 20-year-old system.

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