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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Joan Olson 630-407-6015

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

DuPage County ETSB Approves CAD/RMS Replacement

The Emergency Telephone System Board of DuPage County has approved a contract to replace its Computer-Aided Dispatch Mobile Client, Field Based Reporting and Record Management Systems as part of a county-wide DuPage Justice Information System project (“DuJIS”).

The cost of the contract is $13.4 million, which includes the system and five years of maintenance and system upgrades. These costs will be shared between 17 Fire Protection Districts, 31 municipalities participating in the system, the Sheriff’s Office, the State’s Attorney’s Office, the Circuit Clerk, Probation and the Forest Preserve District Police of DuPage County.

In this joint project, the County and municipal governance team – headed by State’s Attorney Robert Berlin – set a goal for a seamless, integrated justice information system. The new system will create a user-friendly database that will help eliminate multiple entries and cut down on the amount of clerical time and data entry errors.

“We look forward to providing municipalities and agencies in DuPage County a state-of-the-art, integrated justice information system. This system will be a benefit to everyone who uses it, and will provide first responders and other justice professionals accurate, up-to-date information from the initiation of an incident through disposition of a case,” said Gary Grasso, chairman of the DuPage ETSB.

“In an emergency, when time is of the essence, immediate access to accurate, up-to-date information is absolutely necessary in planning and executing the appropriate response,” Berlin said. “This new system will provide more than 50 law enforcement and government agencies in DuPage County with the information they need to quickly and appropriately access and respond to any public safety issue within DuPage County.”

The DuJIS subject matter expert teams will reassemble in August 2016 to kickoff this estimated 24-month project.