Archive for Thursday, February 1, 2007

Jail surveillance system to be upgraded

February 1, 2007

— Closed-circuit television monitoring at the Leavenworth County Justice Center and Leavenworth County Jail is about to take a giant step forward.

Leavenworth County commissioners on Thursday approved plans to upgrade and expand the closed-circuit TV system at the center and its jail. Cost of the project was put at $57,000 and will include 32 additional digital cameras, two digital video recorders, six new color monitors.

"The purpose is to help us and to enhance the safety and security of the facility, the movement of inmates, the conduct of inmates, conduct with employees, and we're prepared to move forward," Sheriff Dave Zoellner told Commissioners Clyde Graeber and Dean Oroke. Commission chairman J.C. Tellefson was out of town.

Funding for the project will come from $73,000 the Sheriff's Office has set aside for capital improvements the past two years.

For more on this story, pick up the Feb. 8 edition of The Current.

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