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Lee County gets new 911 system

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November 13, 2007

Lee County-  Lee County has a new 911 system.

The new $600,000 Computer Aided Dispatch System was put into service last week. It eliminates paperwork and allow dispatchers to better handle multiple calls.

The new system has the most up-to-date software, including a 2006 satellite map of the county to better direct units.

"If we have an emergency call and the closest route would be to go through that troubled area we can actually tell them, you can turn right here, turn left and get them there the quickest route," said Col. Duane Sapp, Lee County Sheriff's Office.

In the next year they'll be able to add on features like pinpointing cell phone calls to 911 within 50 feet of the caller and the creation of an automatic call system that will dial homes in Lee Count with an emergency message in the event of a disaster.

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