Securus Technologies Helping Officers Catch a Thief Ten Years Later
I work in law enforcement and my job involves helping to close out cold cases. One particular cold case that I was working on involved a murderer who eluded capture and disappeared to Mexico. In those ten years, there had been hundreds of sightings of this suspect, but I was always a step behind. Even with some very credible tips, it seemed like the suspect knew our every move and always got out of the area as we were setting up for an arrest.
This year has been especially frustrating for me in particular because this suspect was actually arrested for an unrelated offense, and before I could call the arresting agency, he was out on a technicality. Had I been there 10 minutes earlier, this suspect and his long run would be over. Even with the latest technological advances, I was spinning my wheels, that is, until I discovered Securus Technologies was in town installing a new communications system in the jail.
Although the new system in the jail was for monitoring inmate conversations, the covert alert feature is what intrigued me. I knew if I could use this software for a shirt while, I could close the gap on this suspect and finally get him where he belonged. It wasn’t a week after I had been studying the software that I got my first break when his cousins were going to be unexpectedly taking a trip south. We had a lead and made sure to track the vehicle the entire trip.
On the way back from Mexico, we pulled over the car and found our suspect hiding in a compartment in the trunk area. This software was able to help my agency to put an end to a ten year cold case that was really getting close to never being closed.