For the WPT
One of the duties that the Webster County 911 Center performs every day is obtaining information through the National Crime Identification Center.
This is done with the use of a computer with a direct connection to the Mississippi Justice Information Center in Pearl. This computer is used to obtain information from local, state and national broadcasts such as missing or wanted persons, stolen property, criminal history, vehicle tag information and driver’s license information.
The NCIC computer located at the Webster County 911 Center was more than 8 years old and not operating properly. Jimmy McLemore, 911 director, contacted Richard Love, an employee of Plymouth Tube, and computer expert. After going through the 911 NCIC computer, it was determined that the computer was too old to be updated and could not be repaired.
Love contacted the management at Plymouth Tube and explained the problem. Plymouth Tube then generously donated a computer to the Webster County 911 Center, and Love delivered and set the computer up for use with the NCIC network.
McLemore stated “We appreciate what Plymouth Tube has done for us with this computer donation, and we thank Richard Love for setting the computer up and programming it to the NCIC system. Plymouth Tube and Richard Love went above our expectations in their assistance and we are so grateful.”