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Software upgrade for sheriff's office on commissioners' agenda

The Davison County Commission will discuss a potential software upgrade for the sheriff's office at its meeting this morning at the Davison County Courthouse in Mitchell.

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The commissioners heard a sales pitch from a representative of Zuercher Technologies, of Sioux Falls, which produces comprehensive law enforcement software at its Aug. 27 meeting. A discussion of the cost of the upgrade with Sheriff Steve Brink and Jail Administrator Don Radel is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on the agenda for this morning's meeting.

The ledSuite software package is being considered for purchase by the Mitchell Police Division and the Davison County Sheriff's Office, Radel said at the Aug. 27 meeting.

Half the cost of the $163,000 software package would be paid from 911 funds, and the remaining half would be split between the city and county. Zuercher would charge the county $10,000 a year to maintain and to regularly update the software.

The ledSuite system is used by numerous law enforcement agencies, among them the South Dakota Highway Patrol and sheriff's departments in Pennington, Yankton and Turner counties.

The complete agenda is as follows:

• 9 a.m., call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, approval of minutes, citizens' input.

• 9:30 a.m., Sheriff Brink and Jail Administrator Radel, for Zuercher finance discussion.

• 9:45 a.m., budget review with Emergency Management Director Jim Montgomery.

• 10 a.m., adopt provisional budget.

• 10:15 a.m., Puetz Corp., for a change order.

• 10:30 a.m., Miscellaneous motions brought to the board, approve bills and approve timesheets.