Information Technologies

The Information Technologies Section is composed of the Computer Applications and Telecommunications Unit.

This team is responsible for the establishment, evaluation and maintenance of all computer information systems, security, and software for the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. Some of their responsibilities include analyzing and defining the computer needs of the Sheriff's Office, coordinating efforts with Manatee County Data Information Services, and vendors for all computerized information systems, The team ensures the proper utilization of all computer and manual systems, does systems administration, and makes appropriate recommendations on future use of automation.

The technicians are also responsible for the installation of computers and telephones, switchboards, and telephonic switches. In cooperation with the Systems Analyst, the technicians make recommendations on the purchase, alteration, and management of all automated equipment.

The Sheriff's Information Technology Unit prides itself in providing state-of-the-art law enforcement technology. Following are a few examples:

  • In-car access to technology

  • 911 Dispatch Information

  • Driver's license data

  • Warrant information

  • Email

Our 370 marked and unmarked cars utilize cost-efficient Panasonic Toughbook PC's in docking stations. Computer communication and information access is essential to keeping our neighborhoods safe.

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