Evidence Blog

In Memory of Officer Thomas Devlin
By: CaseGuard
  No one knows better the danger that a tense circumstance can present than police in the United States. Constantly under pressure to control people who are guaranteed rights that provide them a wide latitude of no control, the scenarios that citizens can present range from the mundane to sheer terror, even for a trained professional. With that thought, we continue to reflect on moments in the history of law enforcement we wish we could get back, the sacrifices of those that have paid the...
Dec 11, 2018
CaseGuard Document Redaction PDF
By: CaseGuard
  CaseGuard is pleased to announce that we added document redaction to CaseGuard Studio. The software is being used by both public records and investigative personnel, and document redaction was a request that both types of clients had been asking for. In marking the release of this powerful addition, we will discuss the varying purposes of document redaction, and how the need for this tool is expanding into a number of functions in law enforcement.   The Purpose of Document Redaction The...
Dec 10, 2018
Pro-active Patrol | Felony Lane Gang
By: CaseGuard
  Over the last ten years, law enforcement across the country has seen an upswing in financial crimes. From Embezzlement, to Blackmail, to Check Fraud, whether you are a seasoned street cop, or a newly sworn-in federal agent, you are likely going to be tackling a financial crime as part of a larger investigation. Many criminals are transient, willing to travel across multiple States to avoid being detected as quickly, and they use financial fraud to fund other criminal enterprise, and their own...
Dec 09, 2018
Investigations | Commercial Burglaries
By: CaseGuard
  Burglaries of commercial property become some of the most creative ventures in criminality that officers receive exposure to. From violent smash and grabs to sophisticated “drywall jobs,” commercial burglary attempts have the stigma of bringing out some of the boldest behavior displayed by criminals. Let’s discuss some of the evidence challenges that present themselves in commercial burglaries.   Extreme Examples in Commercial Burglaries & Response While there are many bizarre phenomena...
Dec 03, 2018
In Memory of Detective Randolph Holder
By: CaseGuard
  No one knows better the danger that a tense circumstance can present than police in the United States. Constantly under pressure to control people who are guaranteed rights that provide them a wide latitude of no control, the scenarios that citizens can present range from the mundane to sheer terror, even for a trained professional. With that thought, we continue to reflect on moments in the history of law enforcement we wish we could get back, the sacrifices of those that have paid the...
Nov 26, 2018
Trauma | The Wounds Left on Officers We Don’t See - Part 2
By: CaseGuard
  In the past several years the topic of officer suicide has crept into the public lexicon, and is starting to be treated as a serious topic that needs to be addressed. The problem is being addressed at literally the lowest possible starting point: statistics on officer suicide are massively skewed, as few agencies track officer suicide, there is no national database for data, and mental health resources are scattered outside of pre-hire processing in law enforcement. We’d like to talk about an...
Nov 19, 2018
Community Evidence | Citizen Cameras & Evidentiary Concerns
By: CaseGuard
  As digital evidence continues to become increasingly important, law enforcement agencies are trying to leverage the digital age by asking for citizens and business owners in their communities to register their cameras with law enforcement. We highlight big success stories around the country previously, now let’s discuss potential concerns surrounding evidence value.   Citizen Content by Definition To make this easy, we can view citizen-based content as any digital content given to us by a non...
Nov 12, 2018
Law Enforcement Digital Evidence | Open Source & Access Policy
By: CaseGuard
  As the data and software industry for law enforcement continues to evolve, there are some old practices by some vendors that are jeopardizing government obligations, like transparency, public records access, court submissions, and many other aspects of evidence and records management and handling. These problems that vendors are creating for law enforcement are wrong, and there is no reason for continuing the practice. Today we’re going to explore what law enforcement needs to do in response...
Nov 05, 2018
In Memory of Patrolman Raymond Leslie Munson
By: CaseGuard
  No one knows better the danger that a tense circumstance can present than police in the United States. Constantly under pressure to control people who are guaranteed rights that provide them a wide latitude of no control, the scenarios that citizens can present range from the mundane to sheer terror, even for a trained professional. With that thought, we continue to reflect on moments in the history of law enforcement we wish we could get back, the sacrifices of those that have paid the...
Oct 29, 2018
CaseGuard Video Redaction and Enhancement Software
By: CaseGuard
  Video redaction and enhancement software has turned from a rare luxury, to a mandatory tool for all law enforcement agencies. From responding to public records requests, to protecting victims, witnesses, confidential informants, and most of all the innocent who happen to be at a scene, agencies can no longer afford not to be proactive on their own in responding to requests for records, including video, while ensuring that those records only provide what is permissible. And this trend, while...
Oct 22, 2018

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