Sheriff Jim Hammond announced that the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is the first sheriff’s office in the state of Tennessee to use CARFAX’s Police Crash Assistance Program.
Sheriff Hammond said, “Networking with CARFAX enables our investigators to solve crimes faster, reduce administrative costs and better defend our citizens against vehicle thefts, title fraud investigations, VIN cloning, odometer roll backs and more.
“Our detectives have the capability to receive instant notifications, 24/7, when there is any activity on a VIN of interest. Also, they will have the capability to scan VINs on the spot and view that vehicle’s complete history as well as search and view accident reports from CARFAX’s 8 billion vehicle records from more than 34,000 sources including more than 450 law enforcement agencies.”
Both the HCSO Traffic and Criminal Investigation Division have been using this tool for several weeks and are impressed with its capabilities.
Sheriff Hammond said, “A great advantage is that this is a no cost program for us. We simply make our crash report information available to CARFAX and they make all their information available to us. It’s a great trade off.”