San Bernardino County joins San Diego, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles counties in using the devices. The cities of Corona, Chino, Indio, Palm Springs, Rialto, San Bernardino and Fontana began using them in 2016, followed by Riverside in 2017.
Alameda, San Diego and San Bernardino counties were honored by the Center for Digital Government for their accomplishments in technology and innovation.
Lynn Fyhrlund joined the Inland Empire county in late May and is helping shape its IT strategy, connecting with business partners and gearing up to replace some IT systems.
County spokesman David Wert said the county had anticipated such a computer invasion and had taken out insurance. He said that of the $1.1 million payout, the county’s share was $511,852 and the insurance company paid the rest.