The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office will soon have new software in their vehicles. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Chillicothe Police Sergeant Michael Claypool:

Michael Claypool

Press Release from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office

The LCSO was recently notified we have been awarded a grant worth approximately $20,000 for the purchase of Mobile Data Terminals (MDT) hardware, air time, and installation. The MDT’s will be placed in our patrol vehicles and will allow our staff to have real time computer service in the vehicles. This will enable our officers to do simple things as running license plates or driver licenses from the road side, to obtaining live time alerts from Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC), communicate via the internet, use the counties GIS system to see in-depth maps of Livingston County and lay out of real estate and buildings, enable deputies to take statements and input or retrieve data from our records management system, and quickly allows a deputy to scan a photo of a missing person and sent to MIAC for statewide or national distribution or email to media and area agencies for assistance. Overall this will reduce our fuel costs, mileage, permit our offices to do a better overall job for our citizens, and increase officer and public safety. Sgt. Michael Claypool was assigned the task of collecting information and applying for the grant, Sheriff Cox is the grants project director, and Presiding Commissioner Eva Danner-Horton is the Authorizing Official for this grant.