PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – October 4, 2018

Body found in Hemet Empty Lot

A dead body was found in an empty lot Thursday evening, 20 September on the 1100 block of N. State St. in Hemet. Investigating authorities believe the victim died of natural causes and no foul play was suspected, after receiving reports around 8 p.m. of an unresponsive person laying on the ground of an empty lot between Mobile Home Park and Lock Away Storage.
Upon arrival, officers found a body on the ground and confirmed the person was dead. Coroner’s officials were called to the scene to help with the investigation which is active and ongoing at this time.
Captain Glenn Brock of the Hemet Police Department said that “the incident was being handled as a routine unattended death investigation and no foul play was suspected at the time.”
Pending identification and notification of the deceased family, officers have not yet released the victim’s name.

Grant awarded by the U. S. Department of Justice to assist in becoming NIBRS compliant

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded a $1,524,997 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice through their NCS-X Implementation Assistance Program for 2019-2020, according to a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The grant will provide funding to assist with the ongoing project to upgrade the Department’s Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Records Management System (RMS). This upgrade will allow the Department to switch to the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) standard for crime data reporting.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department currently reports its crime statistics through the California Department of Justice Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system. The FBI objective is to have all law enforcement agencies NIBRS compliant by January 2021. The purpose of the NIBRS crime data reporting is to achieve statistically sound and detailed crime data for the entire nation in a standard format for analysis and reporting.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is currently in the process of upgrading to a new fully integrated CAD and RMS that will make Sheriff’s personnel jobs more efficient and effective. This grant will be used for the critical system infrastructure needed to support these functions for the entire Sheriff’s Department now and for years to come.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department looks forward to working with the U.S. Department of Justice and their NCS-X Implementation Team on this grant.

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