Alabama Agencies Adopt Spillman Software

Three public-safety agencies in Cullman County, Ala., are adopting a new software system from Spillman Technologies that will help them efficiently respond to calls and access critical information from the field.

The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office and the Cullman and Hanceville police departments plan to use Spillman to stretch their limited manpower across the rural, 754-square-mile county, said Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Max Bartlett. “One of the biggest challenges we face is responding to calls for service in a timely manner,” Bartlett said. “In law enforcement, time is always of the essence.”

Using Spillman’s mapping module, dispatchers will be able to see incidents and law vehicles on an electronic map of the jurisdiction. Dispatchers can use the map to determine which field officer is closest to an incident and assign the call.

The sheriff’s office will also use Spillman’s jail software to boost efficiency at the 300-bed Cullman County Correctional Facility. The module allows personnel to streamline inmate booking by using name information already entered in the Spillman system by jail personnel and other agencies.