The Power of Securus Technologies in Preventing Crimes
This month I was notified that we had a very dangerous fugitive on our streets, and that me and my fellow officers were to drop everything else and get this suspect in custody immediately. This suspect was able to escape custody earlier in the week after being caught robbing an armored vehicle. He shot at an officer, and was considered armed and dangerous.
When we get these types of calls, we drop everything and we go to any length to find the information that will eventually lead to the arrest of the suspect. This was especially difficult because he was not in any position to have friends, and his family was in another country. If we were going to get some information on the suspect, we were going to have to be very creative in our efforts.
My idea was to go to the local prison and see if any inmates were interested in cutting deals to help us find the fugitive. While they were all unwilling face to face, we discovered they were quick to get on the telephone and give up information with family and friends. Securus Technologies installed that monitoring system we use in the jail to listen to the inmates, and today it was going to pay huge dividends concerning getting our suspect behind bars.
What we discovered after learning how to use the LBS software was that this suspect was not well liked by anyone. He broke a cardinal rule among thieves, giving up information, and these inmates wanted their revenge. We discovered they wanted him back in jail more than we wanted him off the streets, and their conversations about him staying with a crew at a safe house was the only lead we needed to help reunite our suspect with his many friends.