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Evidence Room | Documenting the Work

Evidence Room | Documenting the Work

By: CaseGuard

  After discussing how to develop a staffing formula for your evidence room, and developing what to track, and how to track the work of the evidence room, now comes the time to put it all together into a report that your administration can follow. It’s government, and we love our statistics and numbers when it...

Apr 24, 2017
In Memory of Sergeant Howard Henry Franklin

In Memory of Sergeant Howard Henry Franklin

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...

Apr 17, 2017
Evidence Room | Scheduling & Manpower

Evidence Room | Scheduling & Manpower

By: CaseGuard

  Today we discuss one of the trickiest parts of any operation, especially in an evidence room. No matter how often this topic is discussed, no matter how much knowledge we put into it, there always is an appearance in gaps relating to staffing. We’ll try to explore a few ways of addressing the problem of staffing, to minimize those concerns, with manpower that remains consistent for the needs of...

Apr 10, 2017
Evidence Room | Policy

Evidence Room | Policy

By: CaseGuard

  We’ve talked about writing general orders, a procedures manual, and a packaging manual. Our evidence operation is well outlined at this point, and we don’t have any work left to do, right? Close, but no pot of gold! We do have some policy that needs to be written. While each agency is different, here are some basic considerations that should be outlined in policy, rather than any of the...

Apr 03, 2017
Evidence Room | Evidence Data Collection

Evidence Room | Evidence Data Collection

By: CaseGuard

  Once a difficult task, collecting data on the production of evidence rooms has become standard. Knowledge of items entered into system, items stored, and items, disposed of, are common numbers evaluated when considering the workload in the evidence room. But there’s much more going on in an evidence then what’s coming, staying, and going. Let’s discuss some other ways to evaluate the...

Mar 27, 2017
In Memory of Police Matron Mary T. Davis

In Memory of Police Matron Mary T. Davis

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...

Mar 20, 2017
Evidence Training | Firearms Handling, Packaging, and Storing Standards

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...

Mar 13, 2017
Evidence Training | Narcotics Handling, Packaging, and Storing Standards

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...

Mar 06, 2017
In Memory of Officers Jon Ryckman & Byron B. Soule

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...

Feb 20, 2017
Evidence Room Operations | Auction Specialist

Evidence Room Operations | Auction Specialist

By: CaseGuard

  We’ve talked about the use of auction to reduce inventory in the evidence room. This is also used by fleet managers, quartermasters, and even the firearms specialist in many agencies throughout the country. While each person bringing items into an auction process may possess specialized knowledge of the items, it’s not efficient to have each entity host their own auction, nor is it feasible to...

Feb 13, 2017

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