EL MONTE – The El Monte Police Department will soon be able to use an online crime-fighting tool that gives reports and maps detailing El Monte’s crime statistics. City officials, who approved the online service last week, said the CADmine system can provide immediate crime trend data and improve the agency’s effectiveness. “When a call is made to our dispatch system, that call gets entered into the computer-aided dispatch system and the information will then be dumped or pushed into the CADmine system, where officers or investigators will be able to view it,” El Monte police Lt. Dan Buehler said. “They’ll be able to look at crime patterns, calls for service in their reporting districts or beats and crime trends.” A senior sales executive for Corona Solutions, which owns the system, said 10 California police agencies use CADmine and that it is a cost effective way to access the data. “It gives police departments easier and quicker access to the information,” said Cindi Bierwerth. “And information is critical to the day-to-day functions of a law enforcement agency.” Buehler said the CADmine’s subscription will cost the department $12,345 per year and is based on service calls. “In 2006 El Monte answered over 81,000 calls for service,” Buehler said. “The department will be charged 15 cents per call to push the data from the computer aided dispatch system to the new CADmine system.” The Corona Police Department has used the CADmine system to identify high burglary areas and attributes their reduction of burglaries to the reporting system, said El Monte police Chief Ken Weldon. Police officials said the department has had trouble accessing information in a timely manner because of restricted resources. “We have an issue with residential burglary in a certain area of El Monte and the only way to be able to determine these problems we had to go through our crime analyst,” Buehler said. “That is one person and sometimes it can take a week or a few days to get the information if she is not in. With this system getting that information only takes a matter of minutes.” Buehler said being able to see where the crimes are happening and at what time of day will allow the department to flood those areas with additional officers and hopefully prevent crime. Buehler said the department hopes to have officers trained and using the CADmine system by March 1. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
THE Darkness Into Light events today in Co Donegal have been hugely successful.The event in Letterkenny even had its own warm-up man – Donegal Daily columnist and Rushe Fitness boss Emmet Rushe was up before dawn (well before dawn) to get everyone warmed up.The event was held this year again to raise awareness and funds for Pieta House. Thousands of people across Donegal took part – they were among an estimated 150,000 people who took part across Ireland this morning.The Darkness Into Light 5k run/walk, which raises funds for suicide and self-harm charity Pieta House, got under way at 4.15am.“To feel the energy and the support of 120,000 people at our back is overwhelming. This is the Irish at their very best and it gives us the courage and confidence to continue doing the work of Pieta House,” said founder Joan Freeman.This year’s event was supported by Electric Ireland, with Donegal athlete Mark English promoting it nationwide. Suicide helplines:Samaritans 116 123 or email [email protected] 1800 247 247 – (suicide prevention, self-harm, bereavement)Aware 1800 80 48 48 (depression, anxiety)Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email [email protected] – (suicide, self-harm)Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19)Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s)In Rathmullan (below) hundreds of people took part.DARKNESS INTO LIGHT EVENTS HUGELY SUCCESSFUL was last modified: May 7th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Darkness into Lightdonegal