JONESBORO -- The Jonesboro City Council is going to spend $500,000 dollars to improve communications for the city's Police Department. But what does that mean for residents of Craighead County?
It's a computer aided dispatch system and an automatic vehicle locator, two things 911 Director Bob Andrews says will cut down response time.
"Once we receive a complaint we can type it into the system, forward it to an officer, and the officer can go work his incident, type the information in on his computer and download it or save it," said Andrews, "OIC can check up on it later, and it's going to save the officer from having to make multiple trips to the police department so he can fill out reports in his car. It's going to be tremendous for the city of Jonesboro."
Don't think the city didn't get a bargain at $500,000 dollars. The new system will be put in place by Relativity Incorporated of Jonesboro, who came in at $350,000 dollars cheaper than all other bids.