Franklin County commissioners agreed Monday to move forward with updating the county coroner's case management system.
A new system that could be in place in January would be more efficient and cost the county less money, said Coroner Dan Blasdel.
Blasdel learned about the system during a recent conference in Las Vegas. It would allow officials to update information faster and keep better electronic records. The system would cost less than $3,000 a year, he said.
Law enforcement officers and prosecutors would be able to check reports electronically and receive email updates, he said. Currently Blasdel must print out reports and mail them.
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"We want to move to this new technology so we can go out in the field and enter stuff in real time," he told the Herald.