My team of crime scene investigators was given the task of slowing out a cold case that frustrating authorities. While we had only one suspect on the radar, the evidence we needed to secure a lengthy sentence was not panning out. Even with a full confession, the attorney in the case managed to have all the evidence tossed because of a small technicality. That being said, we had to start all over and find a way to connect our suspect to the crimes before he struck again.
While we knew this suspect was the only person that was capable of committing the crimes, we needed the evidence or the limitations of the case would run out. My team was asked in a last ditch effort to find the evidence and connect the dots before time expired. Without any solid leads, I decided to turn to a resource we used in the past to help us to uncover evidence in active cases, never a cold case however. My journey would take me to the local prison.
Securus Technologies was responsible for the call monitoring system in our jail, and helped corrections officers to be able to listen when the inmates used the phones and pick up information about illegal activities. These monitoring systems produced by Securus Technologies are in over two thousand jails, and they have been very helpful at making the locations safer. Just my presence in the jail sent inmates scrambling to see what I was looking for.
During one call, an inmate figured out the cold case we were working on, and desperately tried to get a message to family about taking care of something. Winds up being a cousin of our suspect, and he was supposed to hide key evidence in the case but was arrested, and was now asking family to finish his work.. That break helped us solve a cold case just in time.
Securus Technologies is a leading provider of communications technologies for corrections facilities, safety organizations, and law enforcement organizations. The company services over 1.2 million inmates and their families and over 3,400 clients all over the North American continent.
The technology works on the iPhone, Android, tablet and regular phone platforms. There are several plans available such as direct billing, collect calls, inmate debit where the inmate pays his bill, and prepaid calling.
A recent innovation uses Securus phone call monitoring software to surveil and prevent various criminal activity which can include planning of crimes, selling of illegal drugs, and the use by inmates of drugs and alcohol.
Reports that come in from clients using the software tell the tale of these very crimes from sheriff’s departments, police forces, and prison sources. There are also reports that the use of these measures has improved the security and safety overall in prisons and jails.
Another instance where the monitoring paid off was when a correctional facility received enough incriminating evidence from phone calls so that a search warrant could be obtained.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies has offered an invitation to correctional facilities, all loyal customers, and investors to pay a visit to their Technology Center to view the various systems designed to catch criminals in the act or to prevent crimes before they occur. The actual services will be demonstrated to show how crime prevention will work in the various settings.
The positive feedback currently being received by Securus is a testimony to the good that the phone monitoring technology is creating. Customers who serve in the law enforcement agencies and corrections industries are using the technology for good purposes each and every day. Securus has over 250 patents about these technologies. Law enforcement and other officials responsible for the incarceration of inmates and criminals are applauding the great help it provides.
The company recently announced that more than ten of their field specialists had been honored with receiving internationally recognized certification. This is a good indication that the firm is progressing with the commitment of connecting and serving by offering public information, investigation, emergency response, incident management, biometric analysis, communication, inmate self-service, monitoring products and information management. This is aimed at making the whole world a safer place to traverse and live.
BICSI (Building Industry Consulting Service International) is a professional association supporting communication and information technology industry. Information and communication technology is a broad area but basically covers the spectrum of voice, project management, data, electronic safety and security and finally audio and video technologies.
Building Industry Consulting Service International members and credential holders major on designing, installing, managing and maintaining information and communication technology projects.
These projects involve, spaces, pathways, optical fiber and copper based distribution systems and wireless-based systems and infrastructure. They serve more than twenty-three thousand information and communication technology professionals through conferences, publications, training and credentials across nearly hundred countries.
Danny de Hoyos, Securus Technologies Senior Vice President said that BICSI is an ideal fit to meeting their training needs and satisfy the ever-growing standards and requirements in technology. It helps them in ensuring that high level of reliability and performance for their correctional customers. There certified specialist each average fifteen years tenure with Securus Technologies and install equipment’s for people and institutions across the whole nation.