Minnehaha County Deploys Public Safety Software

South Dakota agencies gain integrated applications.

by / March 10, 2004
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The Minnehaha County and Sioux Falls, S.D. public safety agencies have adopted integrated public safety software and services.

New World Systems' integrated, multijurisdictional Aegis/MSP computer aided dispatch (CAD), law enforcement records management, fire records management, mobile computing, field reporting and corrections management, along with several additional modules, will replace the 10-year-old system currently used by the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office, Minnehaha Metro Communications, Sioux Falls Police Department and Sioux Falls Fire Department.

Minnehaha Metro Communications dispatches for the Sheriff's Office, County Emergency Management, three police departments, 15 fire departments and four ambulance companies. The Sheriff's Office is responsible for servicing seven towns, security for the South Dakota Air National Guard, and administration of detention facilities for municipalities, state and federal prisoners.

The software will help 270 sworn officers, 168 firefighters, seven fire personnel and 40 communications personnel to provide enhanced service to approximately 160,500 citizens in the county and 138,000 citizens in the city; the detention facilities are equipped with 135 corrections officers to support an average daily population of 350.

The Aegis/MSP suite was developed using Microsoft technology, including Windows 2000 Server and SQL Server 2000 database. The familiar Windows platform also reduces training, allowing Minnehaha County and Sioux Falls to benefit from the integrated software quickly.
Miriam Jones Chief Copy Editor
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