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Lenawee County law enforcement patrolling with technology upgrade

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LENAWEE COUNTY, MI (Toledo News Now) -

Law enforcement officials in Lenawee County are spending more time on the road and less time in the office thanks to a technology upgrade.

Patrol cars are being equipped with new computers and new software. The upgrade will improve efficiency for the department.

"There's no reason for them to come back to the department, they can do everything on the computer," explained Sgt. Carl Polan with the Lenawee County Sheriff's Office.

The $300,000 upgrade is also expected to save deputies a lot of time.

"All our reports were handwritten," Polan said. "Once they were handwritten, they went to a supervisor to review, then they went to the records division, and then the records division had to re-type the handwritten reports."

The new software will streamline that process and allow deputies to type the reports from the beginning and send them electronically.

It's not just the sheriff's office that's seeing the upgrade. It's a county-wide effort. Local police departments are using the new software, as well.

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