Evidence Blog

In Memory of Deputy Sheriff David James Wade
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...
Jul 17, 2017
Evidence Training | Firearms Handling, Packaging, and Storing Standards
By: CaseGuard
  In this edition, we’ll be discussing proper handling and packaging of firearms, how this type of evidence presents multiple activities that need to be trained thoroughly, and why evidence personnel should be the subject matter experts on the topic, and what additional devices and protocols are needed to store and manage firearms evidence exceptionally. The biggest problem that firearms present when storing, is their general shape and size assigned to categories of firearms (handguns, rifles,...
Jul 10, 2017
Evidence Training | Narcotics Handling, Packaging, and Storing Standards
By: CaseGuard
  In this edition, we’ll be discussing proper handling and packaging of narcotics, how this type of training is not only essential for evidence personnel, but that they should be the subject matter experts on the topic, and what additional training they need to store and manage narcotics evidence exceptionally.   Initial Handling The term handling is used to capture all actions involved in collecting evidence, up to storage, and even after that portion, everything after. In this case, let’s...
Jul 03, 2017
In Memory of Officers Jon Ryckman & Byron B. Soule
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...
Jun 19, 2017
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...
Jun 05, 2017
Digital Evidence Video Frame Rates
By: CaseGuard
  Digital evidence video frame rates are an often overlooked topic when discussing the tools used to capture digital evidence. From body worn cameras, to interview room cameras, and everything in between, and beyond, we forget to evaluate devices based on their Frames Per Second (fps) rate, and from the start of any new endeavor, handcuff our agencies to the limitations of what those devices can handle when capturing data. In this article, we will explain common fps rates available on the...
May 29, 2017
In Memory of Trooper Trevor John Casper
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...
May 22, 2017
Evidence Training | Electronics & Jewelry Handling, Packaging, and Storing Standards
By: CaseGuard
  In this edition, we’ll be discussing proper handling and packaging of electronics and jewelry, how this type of evidence presents multiple activities that need to be trained thoroughly, and why evidence personnel should be the subject matter experts on the topic, and what additional devices and protocols are needed to store and manage electronics and jewelry evidence exceptionally. Electronics and Jewelry are items of concern, simply because of the high dollar value that both hold. Both items...
May 15, 2017
Evidence Training | Currency Handling, Packaging, and Storing Standards
By: CaseGuard
  In this edition, we’ll be discussing proper handling and packaging of currency, how this type of training is not only essential for evidence personnel, but that they should be the subject matter experts on the topic, and what additional devices and protocols are needed to store and manage currency evidence exceptionally.   Initial Handling Currency is one of those ‘big three’ items that is sensitive in nature, and there is a history of mishandling, mismanagement, and outright theft of...
May 08, 2017
Evidence Room | Packaging Manual
By: CaseGuard
  We’ve discussed many topics dealing with evidence handling, and highlighted the need for proper packaging, as well as proper technique. Is there a way you can address the issue of packaging even further and more directly? Yes, there is.   Packaging Manual Many associations related to the collection of evidence have packaging manuals which describe step by step instructions for packaging certain kinds of evidence. They even have example manuals from neighboring organizations or agencies...
May 01, 2017

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