Audit finds problems with Johnson County Sheriff’s Office’s electronic system for tracking evidence

Johnson County Sheriff Calvin Hayden has been pressing the county commission to boost deputy pay.

The office of Johnson County Sheriff Calvin Hayden requested an upgrade to its electronic system for tracking items in its property room in 2019, but a new county audit finds that system is not working as intended. But Hayden insisted at Thursday's county commission meeting that no evidence had been lost. File image.

An electronic program designed to keep track of items in the property room of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office that was implemented just two years ago has not done its intended job of easing staff workload and will likely need to be replaced, a county audit has concluded.

But speaking to the county commission on Thursday, Sheriff Calvin Hayden stressed that property room staff have continued to maintain good records by hand and that no evidence or property is missing.