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Saturday, November 17 Local

Brookfield police aim to update training software

BROOKFIELD — The police department hopes to use $4,000 from its outside services fund for updated software for its field training program.

The state requires the police department to run a field training program for new officers, but Brookfield has been using outdated software for many years, according to a memo from Chief James Purcell. He said the software often fails and that training officers must spend many hours inputting lost data into the system.

The money will cover employee evaluation software and maintenance costs for the program.

The police outside services fund is used for capital projects and includes money the department has earned from private-duty assignments.

The Board of Finance will consider the department’s request at its meeting on Thursday.

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