Beaver County Sheriff’s data goes mobile

BEAVER CITY – March 12, 2007 – The Beaver County Sheriff's Office is upgrading its public safety software system, provided by Spillman Technologies of Salt Lake City, to allow patrol officers direct access to critical data while in the field.

Utilizing federal grant money, the county recently purchased two new system components from Spillman, called Mobile Communications and Geobase, which empower field officers with real-time data access and enable officers to verify locations within their jurisdiction.

The majority of Utah law enforcement agencies use Spillman's Mobile software,” said Sheriff Cameron Noel, elected to his position in January. And now Beaver County will be among those high-tech law enforcement agencies using these modules.”

The sheriff's office initially purchased its Spillman public safety system in 1998. Now, the county has combined federal grant awards from the Department of Homeland Security and the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention program to cover nearly 60 percent of the total cost of the recent purchase.

According to Noel, the intent of the grant funding is to aid rural counties nationwide in updating equipment in order to combat terrorism and crime locally. The upgrade will technologically modernize Beaver county law enforcement and automate processes that will increase accuracy, efficiency, and officer safety.

And that's exactly what Noel assured constituents he would do during his campaign.

I promised to drive my department into the 21st century and look at all the new technological advancements designed to improve law enforcement within my county,” said Noel. Within 90 days, I am proud to have selected Spillman to achieve this goal.”

In addition to the progressive benefits of the software, officers will be able to instantly perform warrant and want checks as well as access data from other jurisdictions in Utah regarding criminal leads, investigations, and similar cases.

The Beaver County Sheriff's Office not only performs law enforcement for Beaver County, but also contracts with Beaver City and Milford City to carry out all community law enforcement functions.

Spillman is the most widely used system in the state with the latest technological advances available,” said Noel.

Collaborating with other state agencies is an ability Noel said he will value. By using Spillman to share information with neighboring jurisdictions, such as Millard, Iron and Washington counties, the sheriff's office will be able to increase its capacity to preserve public safety locally.

Being able to have the best software available on the market for a small county, like Beaver, is awesome,” said Noel. I would like to thank the Beaver County commissioners in their decision to help budget for this upgrade. … I think they realized that this system would place Beaver County law enforcement on top.”

Spillman Technologies, a leading public safety software provider headquartered in Salt Lake City, provides a full range of software solutions for public safety agencies, including Computer-Aided Dispatch, Records Management, Mobile Communications, Corrections Management, Fire/EMS Management, Resource Management, and Data Sharing. The software is installed at more than 600 agencies nationwide.