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Emeryville, CA Police Department

Emeryville, CA Police Department replaces Spillman Technologies with RIMS.

We are proud to usher in the holiday season by announcing Emeryville PD has joined the RIMS family! They are replacing Spillman Technologies by Motorola with RIMS CAD/RMS, Mobiles/OFR, e911, CLETS, Mapping, Property Room, RIMS2Text, iRIMS LE, Citizen RIMS, RIMS Collaborate, and multiple integrations!

Located in Alameda County, California, Emeryville PD is a community of appx. 13,000 residents located in the bay area and is home to Pixar Animation Studios, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, and Clif Bar, to name a few. Emeryville PD is one of ten Alameda County agencies that trust their CAD/RMS needs to RIMS!

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Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Tribal Police

Another agency in our backyard of beautiful El Dorado County! We’re excited to welcome the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Tribal Police to our family!

The PD will use RIMS CAD/RMS, iRIMS LE, Mapping, Property Room, RIMS2Text, RIMS Collaborate, and Axon Link.

The PD comprises twenty-six sworn officers and nine civilian support staff and serves a community of approximately 3000 residents.

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McCone County, MT Sheriff’s Office

We are excited to add another Montana agency to the RIMS family! Located in Northeastern Montana, McCone County is approximately 2,700 square miles and is home to about 1,800 residents. The agency will use RIMS CAD/RMS, RIMS Mapping, Mobile RIMS, PropRoom, InCustody Lite, RIMS2Text, e911, state link, and AFIS link.

Welcome, McCone County!

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Vickie Hernandez – Telecommunicator of the Year – APCO International Southern CA Chapter


Lead Public Safety Dispatcher Vickie is currently a full-time Lead Dispatcher at Banning Police Department with a 27-year career behind her. She started with the Banning Police Department in 2005 and has become a very well-respected part of the Law Enforcement family, not only in the City of Banning but throughout Riverside County.

Vickie started with the City of Beaumont Police Department as a Reserve Officer. During her year and a half as a Reserve, Vickie crossed trained into dispatch and would sit in Dispatch to fill in for breaks and when other dispatchers had days off. It was here that she began her training career.

In 2020, when Banning PD lost its dedicated IT person, Vickie stepped up and was made the Agency CLETS Coordinator, she was put in charge of all the radio responsibilities, phone circuits for 911 trunks, the main lines coming into the station, and everything CLETS. She assumed the role of the lead CIBRS and NextGen911 contact for the department and worked the desk dispatching.

Last year, Vickie spent over 800 hours of overtime, ensuring she was learning everything she needed to support her new duties. Each time Vickie has attended any meeting or conference, she always goes back to the department to share the information with the entire department to keep them informed and trained on upcoming events. She has served on the CCUG board as the assistant executive director, secretary, and assistant director. She is also a Tactical Dispatcher and is passionate about officer safety. Vickie is consistently recognized, and her peers praise her work in the law enforcement community.

Vickie is happily married to Kevin and has two beautiful daughters, Lauren and Mia. She now has her first granddaughter, Rory, who is just the center of her life, and she just found out she has a new grandbaby on the way. Vickie enjoys hiking and traveling, she volunteers at department events such as Shop with A Cop. Vickie spends her life pursuing sharing and teaching.
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David Ontiveros – RF Tech Runner Up of the Year – CA Public Safety Radio Association

David Ontiveros is working as a full-time Police Communications Analyst III for the University of California Riverside Police Department, as he has for the past ten years.  He started shortly after being honorably discharged from the United States Army.  In those years with the UCR Police Department, David has not only grown the technology within the department but notably has improved the communications of the department, creating a safer and more reliable environment for the officers and the campus community.

David started his interest in radio communications while serving as a 25U Signal Support Systems Specialist in the United States Army.  As a Signal Support Systems Specialist, David’s duties were to maintain computer systems, local area networks and, most importantly, work with radio communications and jamming enemy transmissions.

With David’s radio background, and as technologies for police departments grew, David began diving into what it would take to bring the UCR PD radio system from analog to the newer digital technologies. He attended meetings with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Public Safety Enterprise Communication (PSEC) group.  

Moving the police department from a 30-year-old VHF system to a 700MHz digital system required a new backend of equipment in the server room, new circuits, and new radios (both handheld and in the units). It required David to learn how these radios would function and work with PSEC and Motorola. David accomplished this and still performed his other duties as the IT person for the department.  Without David’s efforts, his approach to learning and applying that knowledge, without his willingness to handle unique problems, this department would not exist. We would not have been able to meet the standards required to bring our radio system into the 21st century.

David is married to Tatiana, and they have three beautiful children, Savannah, David, and Colton.  He spends his weekends with his young family discovering new things together.  David’s kids are involved in T-ball, soccer, and karate, so he has a very full family life.  He helps take care of his father and runs a carpet cleaning business together.  David always makes time for his friends and anyone in need. 

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