How Investigative Agencies do More with Less The investigative units of law enforcement agencies all around the world face many of the same challenges. Chief among those challenges is the fact that budgets are tightening, while resources are becoming more and more scarce. Even in the face of reduced funding, investigators are asked to deliver … More Big Data Investigation Analytics: A Difference Maker for Law Enforcement
Crime Tech Solutions, LLC – a fast growing, vibrant software company based in Leander, TX today announced that a large, coastal city in California has selected them to provide sophisticated link and social network analysis software. Crime Tech Solutions was awarded the contract based upon its price/performance leadership in the world of big data analytics … More SoCal City Selects Crime Tech Solutions for Link Analysis.
Criminal intelligence analysts provide a key element of effective law enforcement, at both the tactical and strategic levels. Analysts study information related to suspects, trends, known criminals, and more. Through a process of gathering evaluating this information, trained intelligence analysts identify associations across various illegal activities over many locations. Government decisions and policies are heavily … More Criminal Intelligence Management: Best Practices
As a guide for those interested in criminal intelligence systems such as IntelNexus™, Crime Tech Weekly is publishing the following overview of Title 28, Part 23 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 28 Part 23). The policy reads as follows: CFR 28 PART 23–CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS OPERATING POLICIES 1. Purpose. 2. Background. 3. Applicability. … More Compliance with CFR 28 Part 23 Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies
The notion that law enforcement fusion centers regularly violate individuals’ privacy rights as they capture intelligence on gangs, terrorist activities, organized crime, and other threats to public safety is simply not true. That, according to a study published in the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. The paper, “Law Enforcement Fusion Centers: Cultivating an Information Sharing Environment while Safeguarding … More Criminal Intelligence Databases: Violations of privacy rights are the exception, not the rule.
El Paso, TX – Gang investigators were told a suspect in surveillance footage matched the description of “Flaco”, a known gang member in the area. A search of a gang database identified “Flaco” as 32 year old Fidel Trevino, a court document states. See the original story HERE at kvia.com Crime Tech Solutions develops and markets … More Gang Database leads to Arrest
Cloud computing for law enforcement, in simple terms, refers to software hosted off-agency and available to the user through their internet connection. This type of software-as-a-service, or “SaaS” offers several advantages over software that is hosted locally on the user’s hardware. Computer hardware is always being tweaked and improved upon, and state-of-the-art equipment can become … More The Sunny Side of Cloud-Based Solutions
State and local law enforcement agencies face a growing number of challenges due to lack of resources and the ever-dwindling public coffers. As a result of legacy technologies that compound costs – through maintenance fees, implementation expenses, hardware purchases, and software upgrades – agencies are constantly challenged to do more with less. To … More The Case for Software as a Service in Law Enforcement
(March 27, 2017) Case Closed™ Software, a division of crime fighting software leader Crime Tech Solutions, LLC, announced today that they have signed contract with a large well-known and historic county in Tennessee. The mid-sized Sheriff’s Department in the Volunteer State chose Case Closed Software after a long, thorough search for a solution provider capable of delivering “a … More Tennessee county turns to Case Closed for investigation management
For law enforcement and other police service agencies, the ability to rapidly manage and interpret massive amounts of data is of paramount importance. Front line officers require timely and accurate data that enables intelligence-led decision making, and officers must be deployed proactively in order to deter and prevent criminal behavior. As we have written before, the true lifeblood … More A Look at Digital Policing