Stevens County Coordinator Rebecca Young. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

Security cameras were installed in the Stevens County Courthouse in 2010, before the next wave of technology hit. Now, the County will have to spend $112,000 to convert the analog system into one made for the digital age, it was reported at last Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Stevens County Board of Commissioners.

County Coordinator Rebecca Young told the KMRS Community Connection program that parts are no longer supported for the analog system, and that the cameras are critical if there are incidents around the jail where footage needs to be collected of what transpired.

Young said the whole building should have been re-engineered after the more extensive jail plan was removed from the project, but since it wasn’t the County is left to maintain a higher level of security for everything because of its integrated system.

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