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Records system a point of contention for ECSO

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With the election for Eddy County Sheriff roughly eight months away, the main point of contention between the candidates, Sgt. Scott London of the Artesia Police Department and Eddy County Sheriff Ernest J. Mendoza, is already surfacing.
According to London, the “catalyst” that prompted him to run for office was the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office’s (ECSO) disuse of the Global Record Management System (RMS), a particular type of database developed specifically for law enforcement agencies. What sets Global RMS apart, according to London, is that it allows police departments to share information with one another. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.
“The big selling point with this technology was the ability to instantly share information. When you’re running a criminal investigation, sharing information is critical,” London said. “It’s not a big stretch to think that if someone’s committing a crime in Artesia, they’re also possibly committing crimes in Carlsbad or Roswell, too. Felons don’t say, ‘Here’s the city limits sign, I better not cross the street.’”

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