by: Mike Petchenik Updated:
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Police in North Fulton County say incompatibility between department computer systems and the
county's North Fulton Jail Annex computer system is costing officers' time and money.
"As it stands right now, for us to get any records on the prisoners we take up there, we have to bring hard copies of all the paperwork back," Sandy Springs Police
That's because Zgonc said the jail's booking software doesn't talk to the records software the cities currently use, so there's no way to input the information into a centralized database. That, he said, can add hours to a search for information about an inmate.
"One of the things we're looking to gain from this electronic sharing of things, such as the booking report, the photographs of inmates, so that we'll have an automatic link from the jail to our department's records management
According to a memo to the Sandy Springs City
To streamline the process, the five cities in North Fulton are looking to split roughly a $90,000 cost to upgrade the jail's software. The proposal, which Sandy Springs City Council will vote upon Tuesday night, would disperse the cost to the cities based on population.
"Much quicker, much more efficient," Zgonc said of the upgrade.