The Morning Fuzz has been in stall mode this week as we wait for the kinks to be worked out of the metro areaâ€™s new dispatch system.
The Red River Regional Dispatch Center and area law enforcement and fire departments began using the new Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management System (CAD/RMS) on Sunday.
As it stands now, weâ€™re not getting the twice-daily police blotter that would normally be e-mailed to us.
Officials tell us theyâ€™re working on it, and understandably their higher priority is making sure police, firefighters and ambulance crews can do their jobs unencumbered by the new dispatch system. (Not that that makes it any less frustrating for us. We’ve also got a job to do, and we serve the public in our own way.)
In the meantime, the dispatch information available on the web has a new location at http://www.rrrdc.com/dispatchlogs.html.
Youâ€™ll notice thereâ€™s not a lot of detail. That makes it tough for us to know which calls to inquire about, but weâ€™re doing our best not to let anything newsworthy slip through the cracks.
Hopefully this will all be resolved soon and things can get back to normal. The Fuzz is getting restless.
Thatâ€™s it for today.