Ala. PD says Real Time Crime Center has helped solve 150 cases in first 6 months
“It has been a game changer and a force multiplier,” said Birmingham Police Officer Rodarius Mauldin
By Suzie Ziegler
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Birmingham Police Department says its Real Time Crime Center has been a huge success. Since its launch six months earlier, the RTCC has helped solve more than 150 cases, including homicide and gun crimes, according to WBRC.
“It has been a game-changer and a force multiplier,” Officer Rodarius Mauldin told WBRC. “It has been a great asset.”
Police say the RTCC has helped recover 37 stolen vehicles and 17 firearms, rescue a kidnapped child using FLOCK cameras, and has led to 70 arrests.
“We are conversing with the Real Time Crime Center each and everyday,” Mauldin said. “It provides an extra safety net for our officers as they are responding to our violent offenders.”
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Mauldin says the RTCC provides a better overview of crime in the city.
“Most larger crimes stem from the smaller crimes,” Mauldin said. “Wherever we have resources at, when we get a call to that area, our communications team works cohesively with the Real Time Crime Center personnel. We look at resources in those area and tell offices what is going on. A lot of the calls that come in are just based off of real time crime center information.”
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