Crime Tech Solutions Acquires Case Closed Software

June 1, 2016 (Austin, TX)   Crime Tech Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of analytics and investigation software for law enforcement and commercial markets, today announced that it has acquired Cleveland, TN based Case Closed Software in a cash transaction. The terms of the deal were not released, but according to Crime Tech Solutions’ founder and president Douglas Wood, the acquisition brings together two dynamic and fast-growing software companies with an unparalleled complement of technologies.
For Crime Tech Solutions, the opportunity to add Case Closed Software into the fold was too good to pass up” said Mr. Wood. “We think that the technology offered by Case Closed helps to further differentiate us in the market as the price performance leader for this type of investigative solution.PNG

Crime Tech Solutions, based in the city of Leander, TX, delivers advanced analytics and investigation software to commercial investigators and law enforcement agencies across the globe. Their solution suite includes criminal intelligence software, sophisticated crime analytics with geospatial mapping, and powerful link analysis and visualization software. The company says that the addition of Case Closed Software expands those offerings even further.

CaseClosed1Case Closed Software develops and markets investigative case management software specifically designed for law enforcement agencies. The suite is built around four primary software products including best-in-class investigative case management software, property and evidence tracking, a gang database tool, and an integrated link analysis and data visualization tool.

Case Closed couldn’t be happier than to be joining Crime Tech Solutions,” said Keith Weigand, the company’s founder. “The blending of our technologies creates a suite that will add tremendous value to our mutual customers, and will be hard for others to duplicate.

According to both Mr. Weigand and Mr. Wood, the name Case Closed will continue on as the product brand, given its widespread popularity and loyal customer base. Crime Tech Solutions is expected to retain all Case Closed employees, with Mr. Weigand joining as the company’s chief technical officer.

Crime Tech Solutions says it expects continued growth via ongoing software sales and strategic acquisitions.

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(NOTE: Crime Tech Solutions is an Austin, TX based provider of crime and fraud analytics software for commercial and law enforcement groups. Our offerings include sophisticated Case Closed™ investigative case management and major case management, GangBuster™ gang intelligence software, powerful link analysis software, evidence management, mobile applications for law enforcement, comprehensive crime analytics with mapping and predictive policing, and 28 CFR Part 23 compliant criminal intelligence database management systems.)

Hail! Jail! The Gang’s All Here!

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Gangs are everywhere, it seems.

They’re known and feared across the world. Their nasty reputations are due to the nature of their crimes: arson, murder, drug-trafficking, armed robbery, etc.. But today’s street gangs are less The Wire and more Wired.

In the digital era, gangs are putting an increased amount of focus on white-collar crimes. In April, members of a California gang were convicted of crimes including identity theft and credit card fraud.

In New York, a gang made $1,500,000 in a year running a money order scam. A New Jersey chapter of the Crips manufactured counterfeit gift cards. Florida gangs are stealing identities to file false fax returns.

Diedre Butler, a unit chief at the National Gang Intelligence Center, says gangs are switching to financial crimes because, “the likelihood of being caught is less, the sentences once you are caught are less, and the actual monetary gain is much higher.” Gangs are also using social media such as facebook as recruitment tools, and to present an image of toughness online. Authorities are learning to closely monitor social media for evidence of gang activity.

The merging of gang crime and financial crime poses a problem for police departments who often have separate units for dealing with each type of crime. Police also warn that gangs are still as violent as ever, despite their foray into white-collar crimes, causing the NYPD to take measures such as introducing a Grand Larceny Division.

The world is becoming increasingly digitized, and criminals will always follow the money. In order for law enforcement to fight this new wave of crime they must be proactive and adapt to the modern world.

Crime Tech Solutions is proud to deliver GangBuster™ the industry’s price performance leading gang intelligence software.

 

May 20/16 Five Craziest Crimes of the Week

Enjoy! Here are the five craziest crimes of the week,blog-headlines courtesy of Newser and Crime Tech Solutions!

(NOTE: Crime Tech Solutions is an Austin, TX based provider of crime and fraud analytics software for commercial and law enforcement groups. We proudly support the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU) and International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA). Our offerings include sophisticated link analysis software, comprehensive crime analytics with mapping and predictive policing, and criminal intelligence database management systems.)

Untweetable: Social Media and Law Enforcement

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“I’m addicted to Twitter. My doctor says it’s untweetable” – Norm Macdonald, Comedian.

Social Media has infiltrated every aspect of our lives in a very real way. Friends and family use it to stay connected, businesses use it for advertising and PR and journalists use it to keep the public informed with up-to-the-minute developments.

Whether public or private sector, it seems every organization uses social media to connect to millions of people over services like Facebook or Twitter. But law enforcement is a different beast altogether. How have the police adapted to “always connected” culture we find ourselves living in?

Law enforcement has become as entwined in social media as any other industry. According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police 2013 Social Media Survey, 95.9 percent of police precincts have adopted the use of social media platforms. Some other highlights from the survey include:3d-pie-chart-illustration_zkDXVIu_

  • 9 % of agencies surveyed use social media in some capacity.
  • The most common use of social media is for criminal investigations at 86.1%.
  • 4% of agencies report that social media has helped solve crimes in their jurisdiction.
  • 1% of agencies state that social media has improved police-community relations in their jurisdiction.

With over 80 percent of precincts reporting that public outreach via social media can be a crime solving tool, it seems like a match that brings us a great many success stories. It has, however, also been the foundation for many blunders.

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Social Media has not always been kind to Law Enforcement.

In 2014, the NYPD encouraged the people of New York City to take pictures of local law enforcement helping the community and post them to Twitter with the hashtag #myNYPD, but instead twitter was flooded with pictures of police abuse and misconduct as well as jokes at the NYPD’s expense.

Again in 2014, the police in Prince George County, in suburban Washington, DC, announced plans to live-tweet a prostitution sting operation and post names and pictures of those arrested. The idea was unpopular with the public, who expressed their outrage via PGPD’s social media accounts. The police eventually backpedaled on the live-tweeting, and declared the initial threat a success since nobody showed up to hire a prostitute the day of the sting. Perhaps that is a victory in and by itself, but one would assume that prostitution activities returned to normal shortly thereafter.

The problems are not limited to American police departments. In 2014 police in Helsinki, Finland and Salford, England, were accused of victim-blaming over social media.

twocentsOur two cents: If law enforcement can use social media as an effective tool to prevent and solve crimes, as well as build rapport with the public, then it is important that they continue do so. It is, however, important for police departments to learn from blunders such as these in order to keep social media working for them. Not against them.

(NOTE: Crime Tech Solutions is an Austin, TX based provider of crime and fraud analytics software for commercial and law enforcement groups. Our offerings include sophisticated Case Closed™ investigative case management and major case management,GangBuster™ gang intelligence software, powerful link analysis software, evidence management, mobile applications for law enforcement, comprehensive crime analytics with mapping and predictive policing, and 28 CFR Part 23 compliant criminal intelligence database management systems.)

May 13/16 Five Craziest Crimes of the Week

Enjoy! Here are the five craziest crimes of the week,blog-headlines courtesy of Newser and Crime Tech Solutions!

(NOTE: Crime Tech Solutions is an Austin, TX based provider of crime and fraud analytics software for commercial and law enforcement groups. We proudly support the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU) and International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA). Our offerings include sophisticated link analysis software, comprehensive crime analytics with mapping and predictive policing, and criminal intelligence database management systems.)

An Example: Why 28 CFR Part 23 is important

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28 CFR Part 23 is a federal guideline that prescribes how criminal intelligence systems should be implemented in order to protect the privacy of all Americans.

Here’s an article out of the UK that illustrates EXACTLY why compliance with criminal intelligence guidelines is important!

Oh, and check out Crime Tech Solution’s 28 CFR Part 23 compliant criminal intelligence system HERE. Powerful criminal intelligence: Secure – Effective – Compliant.

(NOTE: Crime Tech Solutions is an Austin, TX based provider of crime and fraud analytics software for commercial and law enforcement groups. Our offerings include sophisticated Case Closed™ investigative case management and major case management,GangBuster™ gang intelligence software, powerful link analysis software, evidence management, mobile applications for law enforcement, comprehensive crime analytics with mapping and predictive policing, and 28 CFR Part 23 compliant criminal intelligence database management systems.)

PredPol… welcome to the safety state of tomorrow.

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Good read in today’s Toronto Star HERE

(Note: Crime Tech Solutions delivers a leading suite of crime-fighting software and analytics. Based in Austin, TX, the company develops and markets powerful intelligence software for predictive policing, crime mapping, link analysis and data visualization, enterprise search tools, and criminal intelligence software)