On February 6th, 2018, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a concerned party reporting a person making threats to do a “Las Vegas style” shooting at the Gold Country Casino, located in Oroville, CA.
After piecing together other details, a deputy, who had just attended a RIMS training, asked “Hey, I know we aren’t LIVE with RIMS yet, but we saw our people stuff in there during training. Any way someone can check RIMS to see if we can find a record on this guy?” The dispatch supervisor accessed the RIMS conversion database and started running Searches narrowing down the search as more data came in. Using RIMS (before they were “live”) the agency was able to narrow down the information to the point that they were able to identify the suspect. Sheriff’s officials then went to the suspect’s house and made an arrest!
Agency officials told Sun Ridge Systems, ‘RIMS has paid for itself and we aren’t even live yet’.
Users are already seeing the benefit of the data they are putting into RIMS and how it can quickly pay off.