Fledgling Red Hawk Casino big on security

Security is high-tech inside facility, but sheriff's department watches affect on local crime


El Dorado County Sheriff Jeff Neves predicted a spike in crime last spring as county officials prepared for Red Hawk's opening. His department is supposed to get $500,000 a year for 20 years from the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. But, that amount may not be enough to cover the costs of the increased law enforcement burden, Neves said.