New Computer System For Thurston County
The Lacey, Olympia, Tenino, Tumwater, and Yelm Police Departments will all be implementing a new computer system on Tuesday, August 6. The new system will be used for most tasks within the Departments, from writing case reports in the field to managing evidence at the station, as well as managing law enforcement records. The five cities form a consortium that runs one information system. By pooling resources, the five police departments are able to increase information sharing while decreasing costs.
The Police Departments expect that there may be some delays in service during the weeks of August 5 and August 12, 2013 as officers and staff become familiar with the new software. Emergency response will not be affected. However, response to non-emergency calls may take a little longer than usual. Customer service at the police stations and requests for police records may also be impacted.
The Departments appreciate the public’s patience as we make this important software upgrade. The new system will allow the police to serve their communities more effectively and efficiently.