ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - Commissioners in St. Johns County voted Tuesday to accept a state grant for new E911 technology.
The MapFlex 911 Mapping System will make it easier for 911 dispatchers to locate people calling in an emergency, according to documents from the county commission.
The software will come from AK Associates, which submitted the lowest bid for the project at $224,769. The funding for the new system will come from a state grant.
"This is simply an upgrade for us in our mapping software for E911," explained Sgt. Chuck Mulligan, Public Information Officer for the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office. "It keeps us enhanced so that we can find individuals more quickly if in fact, they can't tell us where they're at."
AK Associates will need 120 days to install the new software and servers.