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County Commission: Technology proves helpful for law enforcement

 

December 9, 2019

Deputy Ward Hilger demonstrates how quickly information can be obtained using a computer database. Much of the technology Eddy County's law enforcement officers now use wasn't in place just a few years ago. Deputy Hilger attested to the amount of time and miles saved using the new technology.

Eddy County Sheriff Paul Lies reported to the Eddy County Commission that he and his deputies have seen the benefits of using technology and social media in their day to day tasks. This extends well beyond the humorous and informative posts we have come to see and expect from the department's Facebook page.

Sheriff Lies explained how the new computers in squad cars can retrieve extensive information from just the entry of a license plate number. This includes the presumed driver's status, outstanding warrants and with just a few extra steps, a photograph. He explained how this allows law en...



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