Florida Agencies to Share Public-Safety Software System

Three public-safety agencies in Okeechobee County, Fla., will use a shared Spillman Technologies’ system to better serve the community. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office and Okeechobee County Fire and Rescue Department are joining the Okeechobee Police Department in using Spillman’s integrated products for their community’s needs.

The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office chose Spillman’s CAD, records management, jail management and mobile solutions to reduce response time for emergencies and increase officer efficiency and safety.

“The current system costs our county every day in time lost due to inefficient processes, reduced effectiveness and potential liabilities,” a proposal stated. “Spillman Technologies will provide county personnel with the tools they need to do their jobs efficiently, accurately and safely.”

The Okeechobee Fire and Rescue Department plans to use the software to streamline its dispatch and emergency response. “The one big thing we are looking at is increased speed and response time, instead of a time delay with a phone connection,” said Karl Holtkamp, training officer and fire inspector for Okeechobee’s Fire and Rescue Department.

The Okeechobee County Fire and Rescue Department will share the Spillman system hosted by the sheriff’s office, allowing the departments to exchange data easily and save money by sharing hardware and maintenance costs. The agencies will also use Spillman’s CAD2CAD Interface to exchange call data with Okeechobee City Police Department, which has been using Spillman software for five years.