Roseville Police To Get New Equipment

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, November 1, 2006

The city council Wednesday night is expected to approve spending 146-thousand dollars on new equipment for their police patrol cars.

Police Department spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther says that equipment includes new computers for dispatch, report writing and unit-to-unit messaging. 

"They’ll also allow some future applications like GPS dispatching where we’ll be able to find an officer in the event he gets into trouble or we can also do proximity dispatching where a dispatcher will be able to dispatch the closest unit to a call rather than looking at a flat beat schedule."

She says right now, Roseville Police are using outdated computers between 5-to-7 years old. City Council members are also expected to approve new video systems in police cars.

Much of the money for the new equipment comes form a federal grant and the city’s general fund.