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Out with "archaic," in with new tech tools at Lincoln County dispatching center


Sheriff Wade Magers, county commissioners, dispatchers and others were on hand as the new dispatch center "went live" without a hitch last month.

As Sheriff Wade Magers, several of his staff, two county commissioners and computer personnel held their collective breath on the morning of April 23, the Lincoln County Sheriff's dispatching center's new technology "went live" and the system that was first installed in 2004 was shut down.

Everything worked as expected, giving communications deputies who work inside the dispatching center the benefit of the latest equipment as they take calls from the public requesting law enforcement, fire and emergency medical assistance. The new system also went live on the road deputies' computers insid...

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