Categories: Headliner
      Date: Feb 14, 2013
     Title: City Council approves Cop Sync participation

By WARREN SLAUGHTER

Officers with the City of Dalhart will soon have state-of-the-art law enforcement tools at their fingertips, joining with sheriffs and deputy sheriffs in Dallam and Hartley Counties with the Cop Sync system. The Dalhart City Council voted to spend about $164,000 on the new system, which also includes participation in the development of a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. With their participation in this system, the city will get back over $33,000 in three years.



By WARREN SLAUGHTER

Officers with the City of Dalhart will soon have state-of-the-art law enforcement tools at their fingertips, joining with sheriffs and deputy sheriffs in Dallam and Hartley Counties with the Cop Sync system. The Dalhart City Council voted to spend about $164,000 on the new system, which also includes participation in the development of a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. With their participation in this system, the city will get back over $33,000 in three years. The law enforcement system includes the initial hardware, including a vehicle mounted, military specification laptop computer and high-definition front and rear cameras for each patrol car and software and licenses for each officer for four years. Dallam County Sheriff Bruce Scott and Hartley County Sheriff Franky Scott were at the meeting, as were some of the deputies from each county. The sheriffs had nothing but high praise for Cop Sync, which they have been using for five years now.
Shane Rapp, founder and owner of Cop Sync, made a detailed presentation to the council at their January 8 meeting. He was also present at Tuesday’s meeting and gave an overview of the program to members of the audience and answered questions posed by council members.
“This is another tool to unify our community,” remarked Mayor Kevin Caddell.
“If they (law enforcement) are all on the same page, everyone is safer,” observed Councilman Phillip Hass.

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