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Missouri State Highway Patrol Rural Crimes Investigative Unit Wins Award

November 12, 2014
An innovative, highly-coordinated approach to stem rural crime throughout the state of Missouri has earned the Missouri State Highway Patrol Rural Crimes Investigative Unit (RCIU) the 2014 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)/Thomson Reuters Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigation.

Investigating Self-Defense Homicides

November 7, 2014

Contemporary laws pertaining to self-defense such as "Stand Your Ground" and the "Castle Doctrine" represent significant changes to the civil rights of Americans when it comes to defending themselves and others with deadly force. As a result, we have seen extraordinary changes in our criminal justice system. However, such laws are not without their controversy.

Smartphone Case Management App

October 29, 2014

For any incident you likely use different methods to record interviews, take notes, transcribe them, write reports, take pictures and video, and then upload everything to your agency's server. QueTel's Mobile Traq lets you do all this via an app on the smartphone you already use.

Inside the Mind of a Cold Case Detective

October 21, 2014

The first thing a good investigator, especially a cold case investigator, needs to know is that you can't base your conclusions on past experiences because those experiences are not foolproof. The only way to solve a decades-old murder is through hard work.

CrimePad

October 17, 2014
CrimePad: The Future of Criminal Investigations. IACP Booth #1069

Homicide Suspect Located Using Vigilant Solutions Historical LPR Data

October 16, 2014
Vigilant Solutions announced today that the Sacramento (Calif.) Police Department used its historical license plate reader (LPR) data, available exclusively to law enforcement through Vigilant's LEARN online analytic suite, to locate and apprehend a suspect in a homicide.

Cellebrite Releases UFED 4.0

October 2, 2014
Cellebrite, developer and provider of mobile data forensic solutions, has released the latest version of its award-winning mobile forensics tool -- UFED 4.0. The new version introduces new, time-saving workflow capabilities, including language translation, automated data carving, image capturing, and more.

Newest Androids to Offer Default Encryption, Blocking Police Searches

September 19, 2014
The next generation of Google’s Android operating system, due for release next month, will encrypt data by default for the first time, raising yet another barrier to police gaining access to the troves of personal data typically kept on smartphones.

Apple to No Longer Unlock Most Devices for Police

September 18, 2014
Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant.

TraX CDR Mapping

July 24, 2014
TraX is the most accurate CDR mapping tool available.

Trax from Zetx: Visual Analysis

July 17, 2014

Have you ever had to sift through spreadsheets of data looking for that needle in a haystack that will help solve your case? Trax software from Zetx recognizes cell phone data in any format from any provider and uses it to map the cell towers, create visuals of call information, highlight callers' habits, and even autofill search warrants. And it's simple enough that any officer can use it. 

Officials: New DV Protocols in Texas Lead to More Cases

May 27, 2014
New domestic violence protocol for investigating strangulation cases in Austin, Texas has lead to rise in the number of charges and higher quality cases.

Wisconsin Law Would Mandate Outside Investigations for Officer-Involved Deaths

April 21, 2014
Wisconsin lawmakers want outside agencies to lead investigations when deadly force is used by officers. The governor has signaled he will sign the bill soon, making it law.

Investigating Identity Theft and Car Rental

October 2, 2013

Loyalty rewards programs offered by certain rental car companies are designed with convenience in mind—in one case, all too convenient for a car thief. By using fake credit cards and stolen drivers' licenses, a woman in Orange County, Calif., engineered the theft of 42 rental vehicles in 2012 from a major rental car company.

R.I. Police Begin Spending 'Google Money'

September 10, 2013
Five Rhode Island law enforcement agencies say they're still working out how to spend well over $100 million that's left from a $230 million settlement.

Counterfeit Police Products

July 25, 2013

A retired officer started The Counterfeit Report website to alert consumers about fake products and help law enforcement investigators spot these goods during investigations. View several examples of fake police products, and then read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Craig Crosby.

Identifying Counterfeit Products

July 25, 2013
The global business of counterfeit goods has reached more than $700 billion a year. Craig Crosby, a retired officer, has launched The Counterfeit Report, a website with reference material on more than 200 commercially available brands.

Indiana State Police's Meth Suppression Section

July 19, 2013
The Indiana State Police's Methamphetamine Suppression Section (MSS) seizes hundreds of meth labs a month. The troopers assigned to the unit encounter plenty of hazardous chemicals, dangerous "shake and bake" meth labs, and children living in meth-cooking environments.

Ga. Officer Celebrates 50 Years On the Force

July 13, 2013
Savannah-Chatham (Ga.) Police Cpl. Clifford Perry Jr. celebrated a rare milestone this week when he marked 50 years of service with the agency.

Chameleon Arson Investigation Kit

April 17, 2013
Morphix Technologies' new Chameleon Arson Investigation Kit is an easy-to-use, low-cost tool designed to identify dangerous levels of toxic chemicals in the investigation after a fire.
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