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Stats at a Glance

January 27, 2010

CrimeReports' eponymous flagship product allows a law enforcement agency to show the public where and when crimes are being committed in their jurisdiction via online maps. The company's Command Central takes this idea one step further by putting these statistics in the hands of the agency itself.

Experts Say Dallas PD Manipulates Violent Crime Stats

December 15, 2009
In a one-week sample of cases from this summer, a Dallas Morning News review estimated that the department's tally of aggravated assaults should have been at least 50 percent higher.

High-Tech System Streamlines Reports

October 27, 2009
It's not that I begrudge writing reports, although I certainly appreciate anything that makes the job easier. But I am always looking for other ways police departments help officers handle reports quicker, such as Coplogic.

Dallas' Drop in Crime Benefited from Change in How Incidents are Reported

January 22, 2009
Without recent changes in how alleged crimes are reported, Dallas' crime would have dropped only about 7 percent in 2008 rather than the 10 percent that was recorded. The difference is due to new policies aimed at eliminating the reporting of crimes where there's no evidence that a crime occurred.

Phoenix Police Aim to Curb ID Theft by Withholding Report Info

January 9, 2009
Personal identifying information such as names of injured victims, birth dates of criminals and the addresses where crimes are committed will be redacted completely from the written public record in some cases, officials said Wednesday.

Courtroom Common Sense

November 1, 2008

Testifying might be unfamiliar territory, but a few tips can make it less painful.

Gangs Blamed in Almost Half of San Diego Homicides in '07

October 8, 2008

Nearly half the homicides with known motives in San Diego County last year were at the hands of gangs, according to a study looking at victims and suspects of violent crime.

Connect Suite

January 1, 2008
Most software companies sell enterprisewide solutions that are big-ticket items intended for huge public safety agencies. BlueStreak Connect has taken an alternative approach. The company’s Connect Suite is an automated field reporting system designed for small and mid-size agencies.

Full Disclosure

December 1, 2007

Two of the basic questions you have when you write an investigative report are "What to put in?" and "What to leave out?" Although these are legitimate questions-because you normally couldn't possibly write down everything you know about a case-it's important to understand that certain things you might consider leaving out should actually be included.

The Power of Field Contacts

September 1, 2006

Simply put, the more information you have in a case, the better your chances of solving it. While this is common knowledge to most officers, we tend to forget that using field contacts is one of the easiest ways of gaining intelligence in our own cities.

Picture This

May 1, 2006

Although digital cameras are certainly high-tech and have a lot more power and control than their film predecessors, they are still only as good as the officer holding them.

How to Testify in Court

April 1, 2006

From the scene to the stand, prepare to give effective testimony in court.

Crime Scene Response for the Patrol Officer

January 1, 2006

The actions you take as a first responder can determine the value of crime scene evidence for investigators and prosecutors.

Report Writing Tune-Up

June 1, 2005

One of the most ignored aspects of our work is report writing. But it shouldn’t be. Whether we are patrol officers or investigators, we write reports each and every day. And these reports stay with us from the day we write them all the way through the court process and beyond.

The Hot Prowl

March 1, 2003

One of the first things a rookie cop learns is not to ignore a citizen’s report,
no matter how weird.

The Generic Report

July 1, 2002

It got to the point where I had memorized a short speech in which I slowly explained to the confused citizen that the police officer's job was basically finding someone to arrest, arresting them, and then taking them to jail.

Report Writing Battle Tactics

January 1, 2002

When you write a police report, cover all the bases ... including your own butt. When you're called into court by some punk you arrested, you'll be glad you took the time to dot all your I's and cross all your T's.

The Importance of Being Responsive to Crime Victims

October 1, 2000

The costs and consequences of crime can be measured in different ways.  When measured in dollar amounts, for example, crime costs more than 100 billion dollars annually for lost property, medical bills, and work absenteeism.  These costs are tangible measures of the heavy toll that crime exacts on our country's residents.

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