The Duncan Banner

October 16, 2013

Commissioners approve purchase of digital in-car cameras

Derrick Miller
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Stephens County will be purchasing 10 digital in-car cameras systems to be used by the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office.

Two bids were received by the Board of Stephens County Commissioners for Tuesday’s meeting. The bids were opened at 10 a.m. Of the two, the lowest bid was from Digital Ally at $27,300, which became the approved bid.

“It looks like it meets all the spects,” Dee Bowen, District 3 commissioner and board chairman, said of the Digital Ally bid.

According to the bid, the cameras can be delivered within 30 days of the purchase.

The other bid came from Stalker Radar at $42,990. The commissioners noted how much higher the Stalker bid was than Digital Ally’s bid.

“It quite a bit of a difference,” Bowen said.

The Digital Ally bid was approved by a vote of all the commissioners.

In other action:

n The commissioners approved a software and service agreement between Stephens County and KellPro on behalf of the sheriff’s office.

The agreement was needed by the sheriff’s office is adding another work station.

n The board approved an agreement between Stephens County and Tyco Simplex Grinnell for a fire alarm system annual test and inspection. This is for the Stephens County Jail at a cost of $2,463.

n A corrections communications service agreement was approved between Stephens County and the City Tele-Coin Co. Inc. This agreement is for inmate telephone services.

n The board approved the minutes of the previous meeting (Oct. 7). The commissioners also approved the payment of any purchase orders and the issuance of any blanket purchase orders.