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january 2019




January 31, 2019
Contact: Tim Martindale Jr, Director
Pacific County Communications
(360)875-9340 or
South Bend, Washington – Pacific County Communications provides media reports to media outlets and a 24 hour call log on the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office website. These reports are then published in local newspapers and online. Citizens of Pacific County then use these reports to make themselves aware of what types of emergencies are occurring in their neighborhoods.
Pacific County Communications utilizes a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system and Records Management System (RMS). This system is used in tracking calls for service, law records, jurisdictional information and geographic information systems (GIS) data that is associated with addresses. Within the CAD system, the GIS data had not been updated in several years and had become outdated. The media report and the 24 hour call log is derived from this system.
November 12, 2018  Pacific County Communications conducted an upload of new GIS data. Immediately following the upload it was discovered that several problems had occurred. These problems included a lack of location information on the media report, a lack of location information on the 24 hour log and duplicate case numbers for law enforcement calls for service. These problems were identified and contact was made with the Pacific County Communications GIS Specialist, Systems Administrator and the CAD vendor.
Over the past several months research has been conducted in order to identify what the cause of the problems are. At this time the root of the issue has been identified and discussions surrounding how to rectify this issue have been ongoing. There is optimism that this will be completed soon. Director Martindale states “This has been a long process but I feel there is light at the end of the tunnel. We continue to work on this issue diligently so that we can continue to offer this service for the benefit of our citizens and communities.”





Across the country on January 9, citizens take the lead on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. 
Law Enforcement Officers of every rank and file have chosen a profession that puts their life on the line every day for their communities.  They’ve answered a call to public service that is demanding and often unappreciated. On National Law Enforcement Day, we have an opportunity to thank them for their service and offer a token of respect.


There are several ways to show your support.  Send a note of thanks to your local, county or state police agency.  Wear blue, turn your social media channels blue or shine a blue porch light to show your support. Or simply say thanks if you see us! 

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was founded in 2015 to thank officers across the country for all the daily sacrifices they make for their communities. Concerns of Police Survivors, the FBI National Academy Associates, the Fraternal Order of Police, the International Association of Chief of Police, the Officer Down Memorial Page, Law Enforcement United, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, International Conference of Police Chaplains, National Troopers Coalition only name a few of the long list of organizations supporting the inaugural day of National Law Enforcement Officers Appreciation Day.  Since then, nationwide many more organizations have joined forces to support National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) to spread encouragement and respect to these dedicated men and women.

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