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What to do with Seized Evidence

What to do with Seized Evidence

By: CaseGuard

  The case is finished. The suspect has been tried, convicted, and sentenced, and there is no longer a need to waste precious office space on holding seized evidence. What is a law enforcement department or agency supposed to do with seized evidence? Must seized evidence always be destroyed? If the evidence is narcotics, counterfeit merchandise, or any other item that may pose a risk to public...

Feb 06, 2017
In Memory of Trooper Trevor John Casper

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...

Jan 23, 2017
Evidence Training | Electronics & Jewelry Handling, Packaging, and Storing Standards

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...

Jan 16, 2017
Evidence Training | Currency Handling, Packaging, and Storing Standards

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...

Jan 09, 2017
Evidence Room | Packaging Manual

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...

Jan 02, 2017
In Memory of Deputy Clifford Dicker

In Memory of Deputy Clifford Dicker

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...

Dec 26, 2016
Evidence Room | Procedures Manual

Evidence Room | Procedures Manual

By: CaseGuard

  Procedures in any public safety environment should present how activities are completed, and define those activities to their most basic terms. Procedures are important, because they delineate the activities associated with each unit. The reinforce general orders, and act as a starting point from where policy originates from. The idea being that with general orders and procedures working...

Dec 19, 2016
Evidence Room | General Orders

Evidence Room | General Orders

By: CaseGuard

  General orders and policy get confused with one another a lot. People intertangle the two as if they are the same thing. Administrators are likely guiltier of this than line staff, because they must address both general orders and policy usually in the same question, so it’s easy to reach a point where it all looks the same. In this article, we’ll lay a foundation for what general orders are,...

Dec 12, 2016
Evidence Training | Refresher Training

Evidence Training | Refresher Training

By: CaseGuard

  Creating effective training plans and implementing them can take a lot of hard work. It’s not enough to understand what needs to be trained, and how to write a training outline. It takes understanding your audience, how best to instruct the needs of your agency to their needs as listeners, and to also train in a way that the information can be recalled after months of separation from the...

Dec 05, 2016
In Memory of Sergeant Jaime Primera Rodriguez

In Memory of Sergeant Jaime Primera Rodriguez

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...

Nov 28, 2016

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