Clinton County departments upgrade technology to become more efficient

By Katie Winkler
Clinton County Chatter Staff Reporter

Various departments within Clinton County are in the process of upgrading technology and equipment to help provide better public service to residents and to become more efficient. “Each department is evaluated independently — the levels of technology vary from department to department,” County Administrator Ryan Wood said. “Funding decisions are made based on funding, long-term benefits, general office efficiency.”

Among these departments is the county sheriff’s office, which will be upgrading their in-car cameras, ticket printers, inmate classification system and mobile data systems.

All initiatives will go into effect in 2016. Before the station received the ticket printers years ago, tickets were hand-written. With the mobile data systems, which are essentially laptops, inside police cars, they are now able to have all information automatically recorded by swiping licenses.

Lindemann re-elected as Ingham drain commissioner

By David Topham
Ingham County Chronicle staff writer

INGHAM COUNTY — Voters re-elected Patrick Lindemann as Ingham County’s drain commissioner on Nov. 6. The Democratic candidate has held the position for 20 years and will now serve for four more. Lindemann, a resident of Lansing, was involved in a divisive election to win the Democratic primary. However, he had no problem winning on Election Day.