- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

FULTON, Miss. (AP) - Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson is contemplating the purchase of some equipment that will allow his department to track suspects through their phones.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1OIdQmj) whether or not he purchases it all comes down to finances.

The equipment and software the sheriff’s eyeing allows law enforcement to retrieve phone information and track suspects’ locations by the use of their phones.

The estimated cost of the equipment, with software needed to use it, is just shy of $7,300.

Currently, the department utilizes Tupelo Police Department’s equipment when it’s needed, which is more and more frequently.

While the sheriff said he’s likely to purchase the system, he also acknowledged that it might be more beneficial to have that money on hand for later in the budget year should finances get tight.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com

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