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Kings County Sheriff's Department
 
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  • Kings County Assistant Sheriff
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Spillman's Recent media coverage
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They signed a contract with SMART Public Safety Software, Inc. and paid them $500,000.

Months and many failed milestones later, SMART went bankrupt and left Kings County with a half-finished, broken product.

The Sheriff’s Office canned it and went back to their old software, but the Kings County police departments who also signed up for SMART were stuck using it for years.

That fiasco is one of the reasons why Robinson and the Sheriff’s Office waited so long to decide on a new system.

“This has been a great joint effort by county staff, our IT department, Spillman Technologies and Assistant Sheriff Putnam,” Robinson said. “They’ve all done an outstanding job with the encouragement and support from our board of supervisors.

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Assistant Sheriff Dave Putnam says it’s been difficult for new deputies to adapt to the ancient parser, having grown up using simple, modern interfaces.

A previous effort to upgrade the county’s system went bust in 2008 after signing contracts with SMART Public Safety Software, Inc. Almost every Kings County law enforcement agency joined together to use this system under the promise that it would allow them to share records and work better together.

Instead, the company took $500,000 of the county’s money, delivered a half-broken product, then went bankrupt and disappeared under a new corporate identity.

In the aftermath, the Lemoore and Hanford police departments were stuck using the unfinished software, while other agencies switched back to their archaic systems.

SMART met its end in 2012, when the area police departments joined together to adopt the RIMS software by Sun Ridge Systems.

But the Sheriff’s Office declined to follow them, preferring to find a service that would accomodate running the Kings County Jail and dispatching for the Avenal Police Department.

They met their match with Spillman Technologies, Inc., a Utah-based firm that provides systems for more than 1,000 agencies across the country.

Robinson said the switch will cost them only $10,000 a year more than they were already paying to maintain the old system.

The Kings County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in late 2012 to adopt the platform.

The injuries were described as bumps, ...
www.goerie.com, 2 Oct 2012 [cached]
The injuries were described as bumps, bruises, scrapes and possibly broken bones by Kings County Assistant Sheriff Dave Putnam. The crash occurred at a crossing that was equipped with control gates, Putnam said.
Monterey County Herald | 12/13/2005 | State briefs
www.montereyherald.com, 13 Dec 2005 [cached]
Dave Putnam of the Kings County Sheriff's Department.
Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board were examining the plane Monday.
Dave Putnam with the ...
www.coalingarecord.com, 1 Jan 2009 [cached]
Dave Putnam with the Kings County Sheriff's Department. "We took a blood sample and sent it off to the lab. If it comes back positive, we're going to request additional charges be filed."
The sample was taken of the driver's blood, Putnam said.
The Sheriff's Department is investigating the case of three Santa Rosa Rancheria teens who fled from a deputy at high speed Monday morning and ended up in a single-vehicle traffic accident on Lansing Avenue.
All three of the youths, ages 13 to 15, were taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno for treatment of their injuries. Putnam said the teens are in critical, but stable, condition as of Tuesday morning. Investigators at the scene of the 9:19 a.m. crash located several items within the wrecked Mercedes-Benz commonly associated with narcotics use. It is unknown at this time if the driver or any of the passengers in the vehicle were under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of the crash.
"The case needs to be reviewed before we can determine what charges will be filed," Putnam said.
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Putnam said the blood test results may not come back for several weeks, meaning the case will remain in limbo for the time being while an investigation continues.
The reporter can be reached at 583-2425.
The crash occurred at a crossing ...
www.sacbee.com, 1 Oct 2012 [cached]
The crash occurred at a crossing that was equipped with control gates, Putnam said.
After the crash, metal pieces from the truck could be seen inside the train, which was covered by cotton seeds. Several pieces of luggage were also scattered about.
The injuries to passengers were described as bumps, bruises, scrapes and possibly broken bones by Kings County Assistant Sheriff Dave Putnam.
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