City of Akron to track behavior of police, firefighters and first responders

Posted at 6:15 PM, Mar 30, 2017

The City of Akron is going high tech to keep better tabs on city employees.

City council just approved $43,000 for a new electronic filing system for police and firefighters. 

It will keep tabs on things like absences, tardies, car crashes and use of force. It's information the city already kept on paper but now it will be in electronic form. 

"Now, it won't be," Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Charles Brown told News 5. "It will be input into a computer system, where it will trigger and let us know this person is not behaving like they normally do.”

Brown said the program will help them better track employees' mental health. 

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