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Technology Services

Kern County Sheriff's Office

Technology Services is responsible for the network in over 30 locations, approximately 800 computers/laptops, 450 Mobile Data Computers (MDCs) in the vehicles, ~80 servers (many of which are virtualized) in three data centers, 5 SANs, data deduplication data back-up appliances, and the many information systems and websites within the Office of the Sheriff. This is a challenging endeavor for a staff of 16 full-time employees, but with the dedication and hard work of each and every technology civilian employee, the systems and communications are maintained and running 24/7.

Network and Systems that we Support

  • Wide Area Network (WAN) for over 30 locations (separate secure WAN from the Kern County WAN - per California DOJ requirements)
  • Over 80 servers (many of which are virtualized) and 5 SANS (Storage Area Networks) that are the infrastructure for the systems and network.
  • Systems Supported:
    • Live Scan (fingerprint)/ Mugshot / Automated Fingerprint Information System (AFIS) systems in multiple locations (CRF, Lerdo, Mojave, Norris Road HQ, Ridgecrest, Truxtun Registrations, and Allied Agencies). Also includes mobile fingerprint check devices with all vehicles.
    • Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD)
    • California Photo (share mugshots across agencies)
    • Document Imaging
    • California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) - also provides over 29 local allied agency access
    • Incident Report Management System (RMS)
    • Citizen Incident Report entry System (CopLogic)
    • Investigation and Intelligence System (CopLink)
    • Email system with fully redundant back-up and anti-virus systems and smartphone mobility server
    • Property Room System
    • Civil System
    • Human Resources Management System (HRMS)
    • Budget and Requisition System
    • External Website (www.kernsheriff.com) - using Microsoft SharePoint
    • Intranet Website - using Microsoft SharePoint (collaboration, content management, workflows, forms)
    • News Release System
    • Work Release Scheduling and Management System
    • Helpdesk and Inventory system
    • Data Back-up Systems with ExaGrid Deduplication Storage Appliance
    • Training Management
    • Internal Affairs
    • Coroner and Public Administration Systems
    • Work Release Management System
    • Tablet/Smartphone management system
    • HipLink Paging System
    • VPN
    • Web filter through Edgewave iPrism
    • Nixle - Community Notification System