SIMS Division staff converts information from legal source documents and enters the
information into the Jail Management Computer System (JMS). This starts with the initial booking into jail and continues
until the defendant is released from custody of the Sheriff's Office. During 2010 SIMS processed approximately 500,000
SIMS is responsible for the continuous updating in the JMS for each defendant’s judicial data throughout the
entire period of incarceration and for the dissemination of that information to the public and federal, state, and local
criminal justice agencies. The JMS provides current and timely responses to inquiries. SIMS handles telephone calls
concerning informational inquiries on defendants. Even though the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telephone system
is available, SIMS also maintains a staff of telephone operators to respond to callers.
SIMS also processes defendant transfers and transportation instructions within the JMS for court appearances and the
Arizona Department of Corrections. During 2010 there were 140,000 defendants scheduled for the Superior Courts, the
Justice Courts, and city courts.
SIMS handles thousands of transactions and processing of inmate money deposits, money and property releases, and the
collection of millions of dollars in bonds and fines. During 2010 SIMS processed 19,381 bonds and fines and 19,275
inmate money deposits.