COPE donates equipment to Sheriff’s Department
On Friday, April 1, David Harer representing Pickett County COPE Anti-Drug Coalition, presented the Pickett County Sheriff's Office with two 2-terabyte external hard drives. Each terabyte holds 1024 gigabytes of information. Also purchased, was a subscription for McAfee anti-virus software and Webroot Security Software. Mr. Harer has become the technical advisor for the sheriff's department and continues to help with computer issues.
Last year, the sheriff's office computers contracted a virus and crashed. All the information was recovered, but the computers were left with several glitches. These computers were purchased several years ago through a grant from the Governors Highway Safety Program. When the COPE Coalition was advised of the situation, members decided the best way to help was by purchasing the much needed storage space and software. Data storage and retrieval is vital to the sheriff's office and statistical reports are provided to the State of Tennessee, as well as the TBI data base. Video information is also stored for cases and is used in court cases, for insurance purposes and to help with grant applications.
Sheriff Dana Dowdy and his staff would like to take this opportunity and thank the COPE Coalition for their efforts in supplying them with the hard drives.