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Investigations | Illegal Dumping Cases

Investigations | Illegal Dumping Cases

By: CaseGuard

  An oft-overlooked crime of importance in law enforcement involves a Misdemeanor offense that’s typically not arrestable on sight. Illegal dumping is a crime by which a person or persons, absconds responsibility of managing waste they have produced, and relinquishes it by leaving it in unauthorized areas. From ditch lines, unoccupied dead-end roads, to city parks, utility easements, alleyways,...

May 20, 2019
In Memory of City Marshal A.E. Cook

In Memory of City Marshal A.E. Cook

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...

May 13, 2019
Patrol Talk | YouTube Pranks

Patrol Talk | YouTube Pranks

By: CaseGuard

  It's early May, and it's clear all over the country that summer is coming early. And with that comes more opportunities for shift work to get weird, wild, and wacky. Minor thefts, car break-ins, neighborhood disturbances, even bar fights are going to increase as the weather gets warmer and people spend more time outside. But the less discussed incidents can sometimes prove to be our biggest...

May 06, 2019
Evidence Big Data | Big Problems: Servers, Clouds, and Court

Evidence Big Data | Big Problems: Servers, Clouds, and Court

By: CaseGuard

  The problem that big data presents to law enforcement agencies is getting bigger by the hour, and it’s not going to go away. Our move into the 21st century has been one big technology discovery after another, be it in hardware, production, software, platforms, storage, you name it, it’s been enhanced at least six times over from the beginning of the 2000s to present day. Some agencies have...

Apr 29, 2019
Officer Involved Shootings

Officer Involved Shootings

By: CaseGuard

In our current social-political climate, decisions made every day by law enforcement officers are frequently questioned or criticized... Every action officers take while performing their duty becomes public record and may be subject to civil litigation for years to come. Without question, hiring and retaining quality individuals are of paramount importance. Providing these individuals with up to...

Apr 22, 2019
In Memory of Officers Nicholas Keegan Armstrong & James Ryan McCandless

In Memory of Officers Nicholas Keegan Armstrong & James Ryan McCandless

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 15, 2019
Giglio v. United States | A Case Study

Giglio v. United States | A Case Study

By: CaseGuard

  Law enforcement officers both at the federal and state/local levels in the United States depend on their reputations to achieve successful prosecutions. Whether it be through oral testimony given in a court of law or using the written word, law enforcement officers must strive to always tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Taking this into consideration, what happens when...

Apr 08, 2019
Surveillance

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...

Apr 01, 2019
Body and Dash-Mounted Cameras | Civil Liabilities

Body and Dash-Mounted Cameras | Civil Liabilities

By: CaseGuard

  Moving on from the discussion surrounding criminal prosecution and the legal use of cameras, now we will examine some civil liability considerations in the use of cameras.   Cameras as a Witness and Evidence The very reason cameras exist is out of disbelief. When Detective Surgeoner started...

Mar 25, 2019
In Memory of Sergeant Robert T. Hannah

In Memory of Sergeant Robert T. Hannah

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 18, 2019

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