Forrest County Sheriff’s Department reviews department software and technology

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FORREST COUNTY Miss. (WDAM) – The Forrest County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its efforts in bringing new technology and software to the department.

Sheriff Charlie Sims says these software changes greatly benefited the department and deputies.

“We integrated some software and it helps us do a better job. We have software that helped us respond quickly,” Sims said.

This software can track their use of force, prosecutions and disciplinary actions.

“We have installed the mobile data terminals in MPs’ cars and it makes the MP safer on the road and more efficient. They can also run beacons, run licenses, see where other assistants are, what calls they’re on, and track each other better, which makes it safer,” Sims said.

This mobile technology also allows assistants to complete all of their reports in the field, limiting the amount of time assistants are away from their area.

” Its very important for us. It’s an expensive investment and a foreign agency, so we want to make sure we get the body cameras and dash cams that will be effective, cost-effective, and most profitable for taxpayers,” Sims said.

The sheriff says that by joining the US Secret Service Attorney General’s Cybercrime Task Force, they were also able to bring in more equipment for the department.

According to Sheriff Sims, the department will continue testing and evaluating its body cameras.

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