Out with the old and in with the new, it's a phrase often used with technology.
"The computer system we use is becoming very outdated, and things are not working as well, just like any other computer program, we suffer from that as well," said Officer Ronnie Ward, Bowling Green Police Department.
Tuesday night, the city of Bowling Green approved funding for better communications technology for the police.
"It changes so fast in improvements. When you do buy something, obviously they become obsolete fairly quickly in terms of trying to get parts, and the need to have more maintenance done," said BG City Commissioner Bill Waltrip.
Waltrip is a former police chief, and knows all about the progression of technology in law enforcement.
"Improving our ability to have data, within the communications section, and actually it goes from using text to some point and click things," said Waltrip.
It's something police look forward to using as well.
"It's a great bit more user friendly. It allows the officers and the dispatchers as well to retrieve more information for us to keep more information. It's just really nice for the officer to be able to get information very quickly, and also accurate information. Then if we need to expound on that, we can look that up ourselves in our car," said Ward.
The main goal in all of this, police say is to better serve the public.
The city commission also waived fees for American Idol when they come to Bowling Green, because what officials say will be good publicity.
The location, date, and time of the auditions have not been released yet.