Saturday, March 2, 2013

San Mateo County Sheriff going tech to include public

The Daily Journal (San Mateo), Michelle Durand, 3/2/13.  "Sheriff rolls out online crime data site."

SM County Sheriff's dive team
SM County Sheriff vehicle
 "The Sheriff's Office is making it easier for the public to access crime data and arrest information by unveiling a new website where visitors can learn what is happening and who may be doing it. The database, called Citizen RIMS after the office's internal report writing system, will map crimes by dates, location and type, show adult arrest information for the past 30 days and let users sign up for email notifications."  Here's the San Mateo crime website link, same as .
 "This is something that we wanted to do to connect with the community and it helps everyone," said San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt. The site's rollout coincides with the department's inaugural virtual ride-along Saturday night during which Rosenblatt will use Twitter to give followers a peek into a deputy's typical evening in San Carlos. She will also answer questions and hopes, based on the 2,700 individual views of the Facebook post about the event, that participation is strong. The two happening so close together is coincidental but complementary, Rosenblatt said."  Read article.

Related -  Salem News, 3/2/08, "Coast Guard, San Mateo County Sheriff Dive on Vessel Wreckage", example of crime/safety  units working together. Coast Guard boat from this article. .

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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