Evidence Blog

In Memory of Officer Juan Mafnas Santos
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...
Jan 16, 2018
Quartermaster Roles | Armorer
By: CaseGuard
  Today a police quartermaster has an ever-expanding role. Even though one person typically will oversee all the assets a department owns, they will subcategorize that into special sections that report back to them. This is the case if their department has three officers or 500. One of those subsections that will typically morph into an all-encompassing entity is the Armorer. Armorers will start by taking inventory of any device that fires a projectile, and inert devices that don’t. Once...
Jan 15, 2018
Fraud & Forgery Investigations
By: CaseGuard
  While certainly not the most glamorous or exciting types of investigations that exist, fraud and forgery investigations are important nonetheless. Fraud and forgery investigations can vary drastically in complexity and with regard to monetary loss. From the simplest fake artwork or jewelry case to the most complex international monetary fraud schemes, there are certain techniques a law enforcement officer can employ that have proven to be effective time and again when investigating any and...
Jan 12, 2018
When Does the Court Reject Evidence
By: CaseGuard
  All criminal investigations will involve the collection and analysis of some variety of evidence. This evidence must be preserved and cared for so that if the need arises, it may be presented in court during a trial. Knowing this, it is critical that police departments and other law enforcement agencies develop an evidence management system that is both practical and effective in achieving this goal. In addition to faulty evidence management practices, there are other mistakes and defective...
Jan 11, 2018
In Memory of Officer Charles Henry Edwards Jr.
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...
Jan 10, 2018
Search Warrant Service Exercise
By: CaseGuard
  Serving search warrants can be one of the most exciting and one of the most dangerous actions a law enforcement officer may undertake during the course of his or her career. Proper search warrant service can also mean the difference between completing a case successfully and obtaining a conviction and having your suspect walk away without being convicted. In addition to tactical and safety considerations, law enforcement officers must be prepared to gather, maintain, transport, and enter...
Jan 09, 2018
Courtroom Testimony
By: CaseGuard
  Every law enforcement officer will eventually find themselves in court. Hopefully when this happens, they will be testifying in furtherance of a case in an official capacity and not be defending themselves against a charge. When a law enforcement officer is called upon to testify in court, it is imperative that he or she be prepared to do so in a calm, professional manner. While a law enforcement officer need not have every single detail of the case memorized, he or she must be prepared to...
Jan 08, 2018
Surveillance
By: CaseGuard
  Conducting surveillance in furtherance of a criminal investigation can be one of the most crucial and beneficial actions a law enforcement officer engages in. In addition to the more traditional definition of surveillance in which a law enforcement officer follows and observes a suspect or observes a suspect from a fixed location, surveillance today can also include observing a suspect or suspects using electronic equipment or by intercepting electronically transmitted information. Successful...
Jan 01, 2018
Christmas 2017 | A Reflection on Law Enforcement
By: CaseGuard
  At CaseGuard, nothing matters more to us than officers, their time, and their safety. These are two things that in the course of an officer’s career are subjected to routine abuse, primarily by external forces. When it comes to time, the systems that officers access to conduct typical work can be laborious. That is something we squarely address in each and every product we offer and supply. But their time can also be abused when handling calls that were reported as an emergency, and are in...
Dec 25, 2017
Asset Management | The Fleet Manager Role
By: CaseGuard
  Fleet Managers have the unique mission of ensuring that vehicles, and their components, are in working order, are in manufacturer compliance, and are safe for personnel. A lot can go wrong with law enforcement vehicles, the demand placed upon them is grueling, and is not the kind of conditions we would want our own vehicles to go through. A Fleet Manager is relied upon heavily for ensuring these vehicles will perform at their greatest on a moment’s notice, while not knowing when that moment...
Dec 18, 2017

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