Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Polk County Board OKs upgrade to ARMER system, Tadman as chief deputy

  • Tadman will succeed the retiring Erickson.
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  • At the Polk County Commissioner's Board meeting on Tuesday, March 5, the commissioner's granted Sheriff Barb Erdman and staff to go ahead with plans to upgrade the county's 911 system to a new ARMER radio system. This upgrade will pave the way for much improved radio coverage for a multitude of area emergency response agencies.
    Grant money from the state is available to assist in covering some of the expenses of the upgrade. Polk County is currently in a good position to receive a portion of these funds, which may make the difference between upgrading the four existing computer counsels or the purchase of new three counsels.
    Erdman was also given the go-ahead to appoint James Tadman as chief deputy sheriff after Karl Erickson retires at the end of March.
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