GREENFIELD — Hancock County is bracing to spend up to $650,000 on a new computer-aided dispatch system, but how much each public service agency will be asked to chip in is still up in the air.
The new CAD system – called InterAct – has been discussed since the spring and is the biggest expense item in the $1.995 million proposed bond issue. While details of the bond are still being ironed out, last week the Hancock County Council gave the commissioners the OK to purchase it, and commissioners President Derek Towle said Tuesday he’s still working out details on exactly how much each unit of government will be asked to contribute and whether discounts are available.
The current CAD system has been in place since the 1990s, and public officials say it’s long overdue for an overhaul. InterAct, touted by the Indiana State Police and used by several counties in the state, will allow for better interaction among public safety agencies.