New technology has been added to each of our patrol units to improve our communications, safety, productivity and service to our community. MDC's allow the Deputies better and faster access to information to enhance investigative capabilities and improve officer safety. Deputies are now able to run registrations, driver's licenses, criminal histories, arrest warrants, protection orders and various other documents and images instantly from the patrol car. Deputies can also use the MDC's to access E-mail, write reports and complete accident investigations. Electronic citations, which are now being required, are also completed and printed in the patrol car. Electronic citations are then uploaded by the County Attorneys Office making the process more timely and efficient.
MACH, a program that helps to coordinate, dispatch, and track officers from different agencies is also a key part of the new technology and is a major improvement to officer safety. MACH also allows multiple agencies to share intelligence rapidly improving community safety and response times.
Night view of the new MDC's and MACH program.