Beaver Dam Common Council approves Spillman agreement

By Ben Reuter | Beaver Dam Daily Citizen

The contract between Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and Beaver Dam Police Department to use Spillman Technologies software was approved by the Beaver Dam Common Council, Monday night.

Spillman will provide computer hardware, software, maintenance services and support services. The system will be used for dispatch, corrections and records management.

“I support this 100 percent,” Beaver Dam Police Chief John Kreuziger said.

City Attorney Maryann Schacht told the council that the reason for the wait was to insure that this contract was in the city’s best interest. She added that she has contacted other counties in Wisconsin that use Spillman and was told they are satisfied with the service.

Up until last night, Beaver Dam was one of two communities in Dodge County that was not signed up to use Spillman.

Spillman will provide computer hardware, software, maintenance services and support services for a little more than $1 million. Beaver Dan would have to pay $26,640 for one-time training costs for Beaver Dam police officers, Schmidt said previously. The cost of training is $720 for a full-time officer and $360 for a part-time officer. In addition, Beaver Dam would not have to pay for Spillman in 2018. The costs start in 2019 and, going forward, would be $14,000.

According to Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt, the system is expected to go live in December. Currently, Kreuziger said that the police department will begin training and building the data that will be used in Spillman for Dodge County and Beaver Dam.

Alderperson Robert Ballweg raised concerns about creating overtime with the police department in order to train officers to use the software. Schmidt said that officers will not be sent all at once and Beaver Dam shouldn’t need to pull from their regular staffing in order to fully trained in time.

The agreement was unanimously approved.

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