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Greene County Sheriff's Office Asks BOS to Authorize Grant Submission

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The Greene County Sheriff's Office is making moves to upgrade its 911 call system. Tuesday night, the department is asking the board of supervisors to authorize submitting a grant application that could potentially bring in $150,000.

That money would potentially help the Greene County call center move into what's being called the "next generation" of 911 services. This request is part of an equipment replacement project. The sheriff's office says the current non-vendor supported system is technologically outdated. But upgrading the system will allow them to provide more efficient and rapid service.

The department wants to get to a place where they can accept video and text messages. If authorized, the grant application would be submitted to the state wireless board for $150,000, but it does require a local match.

If the grant process were to go through, the county could see the funds as early as July 1 2013.

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