PD buying new management software

NAUGATUCK — The police department is purchasing new computer-aided dispatch and records management software to run everything from daily logs to reports typed up at mobile data terminals.

“It is really the backbone of everything we do,” Deputy Chief Josh Bernegger said.

The joint boards of Mayor and Burgess and Finance approved the funding for the upgrade in this year’s budget.

The project will cost $177,000 total, with $85,000 coming out of the budget for the initial payment this year.