Part of my duties as a police officer is making use of any and all resources to help keep the streets of our city safe. Each day that a violent offender is able to get away without being taken into custody, then innocent civilians are going to be in harm’s way. When the call came in that we had a repeat offender who was just released from jail already back to committing home invasions, I knew we had to take action fast.
One of the things that I will do is go right to family and friends to see if they are willing to cooperate and help close this case. In this particular situation, no one wanted to come forward because they feared the suspect would be able to figure out who told and he would be back for revenge. When you have even family or friends that terrified, it is extremely urgent we get the suspect into custody fast. I decided that I would return to the jail he was released from to collect my evidence.
Knowing that inmates are less likely to talk than close family, we decided our presence in the jail would get these inmates excited enough to run to the phones to call family and friends. We knew Securus Technologies installed the telephone monitoring service here in this prison, and we know that the LBS software can instantly pick up chatter on a number of key search terms.
It wasn’t long after we arrived that a few inmates were already on the phone warning their families to get a message to the suspect we were looking for him. These inmates are aware we can hear them, so we assumed they thought by all talking together we would miss something. The Securus Technologies doesn’t miss anything and lead us right to the location.