Beaver Dam Council Approves Spillman Contract

5/16/17 – The Beaver Dam Common Council Monday night approved a contract to join the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department’s new countywide records management system. Spillman will link 17 local municipal law enforcement agencies together. In Beaver Dam, it would replace two computer systems: Cisco which manages department records at the police station and, in squad cars, New World…which has been plagued with issues since launching three years ago. Spillman software will be free for each department, however those departments will each have to pay a yearly maintenance fee beginning in 2019 and a one-time, per-officer training fee this year. For the Beaver Dam Police Department, that translates to $26-thousand dollars for its 37 officers plus $14-thousand annually for its 51-computers. Schmidt says that cost is slightly higher than the $12-thousand dollars annually Beaver Dam is paying for both New World and Cisco. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says the cost to the city of Beaver Dam is the same as the other participating agencies except that it is being spread out over four years. Police Chief John Kreuziger cited the efficiencies that will be created in saying that he is 100-percent behind Spillman. The new records management system is slated to go live, countywide on December 11.