DAKOTA COUNTY, Nebraska (KTIV) - Law enforcers request approval for what they say is a much-needed tool, at a Dakota County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday.
South Sioux City Police Officer Greg Koinzan says the Law Enforcement Center is needing to upgrade its 911 dispatch system. He says the current system is nearing its end of life, which is this coming May.
Koinzan says the current system won't stop working after May 24th.
But, if there are any major problems, they will not have the support from the current vendor, so they'll be on their own. He says that won't be the only impact if the system isn't upgraded.
"We will not get a lot of the specific information like latitude longitude address some of the specific information that gets law enforcement to a location quicker, so that will be a problem there," said Greg Koinzan, South Sioux City Police Department.
At the meeting, the county sheriff and police chief agreed the upgrade is crucial. Koinzan says it's something they quickly need to address.
"Like I said the system is working properly, but we want to make sure when we come to the end of service support that we have something in place, or a plan in place," said Koinzan.
The request is pending approval. The cost of the project is roughly $256,000.