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New $18K fingerprint machine comes to Cordele Police Department

CORDELE, GA (WALB) - A new fingerprint machine will allow two law enforcement agencies to work together in Crisp County. The Cordele city commission approved buying a $18,400 machine to replace the old one in the Cordele Police Department.

The new digital prints will be stored in an online database and will streamline communication between the police department and the sheriff's office.

"We've been working for some time to start communicating directly with the county via computers as opposed to having to make a phone call every time we need information and stuff like that. This fingerprint machine is just one more step in that process," said Sergeant Jeremy Taylor of the Cordele Police Department.

Taylor says the old machine is about 5 years old.

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