Online crime logs unavailable as website is updated

A screenshot of the Los Rios Crime Log shows no entries listed from the first day of the spring 2016 semester. A physical log is available at college police office on the ARC campus, which is located immediately south of Davies Hall. (Screen capture of Los Rios Police Crime Log)

The Los Rios Police Department’s online crime log has not been updated since Jan. 12 as the website gets refreshed and bugs are fixed in accordance with the change.

The most recent entry listed was a charge of battery that occurred on the campus of Cosumnes River College on Jan. 12 at 5:24 p.m., according to the log.

The department is using a “new records management program,” according to Sgt. Mike Olson.

Olson added that the previous system had been in place since 2007 and was replaced on Jan. 13.

“The previous system, it hadn’t kept up with technology the way we needed it to,” Olson said of the reason for the change. “The new system offers many new features.”

Olson said one of the new features includes a map to see exactly where listed crimes occurred.

Students are still able to access the most up-to-date information with the physical crime log located at the department’s office, located immediately south of Davies Hall.

According to ARC Public Information Officer Scott Crow, a meeting is being held this week to attempt to complete the updating of the website.

No notification has been sent to students, staff or faculty concerning the online log not being updated, though Crow said the school will inform students as normal if something more serious occurred.

“If it’s a major crime, then obviously yeah we would (inform people through email),” Crow said.

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