Mich. Wants to Extend Saginaw Co. Police Database

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SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) -- The Michigan State Police want to take over an award-winning Saginaw County police records sharing system and put it into use statewide.

The Saginaw News reports that the computer system links squad cars to police records for 52 agencies in 10 Michigan counties. It won an award from the Michigan Government Management Information Sciences in 2008.

The system was developed in 2006. It has been such a success that Michigan State Police want to run it and make it a statewide system. To make that happen, the county must approve a $6.6 million Competitive Assistance Program Grant to help pay for transitioning costs.

The request is scheduled to go to the county Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday.

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