To improve the ability to receive and send telephone messages, the Police Department is getting a $7,900 voice-mail system.
The City Council recently unanimously approved the purchase. The money is to come from assets seized by police during drug raids and arrests.
Capt. Bob Krauss said the new system would save time of both residents and police. "It'll keep us from endlessly playing phone tag," Krauss said.
He noted that police often require that specific information gets to a specific officer, such as someone investigating a burglary.
Krauss said the new system will allow a resident to report the needed information directly to the investigating officer's voice mail.