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Community Evidence | Citizen Cameras & Evidentiary Concerns

Community Evidence | Citizen Cameras & Evidentiary Concerns

By: CaseGuard

  As digital evidence continues to become increasingly important, law enforcement agencies are trying to leverage the digital age by asking for citizens and business owners in their communities to register their cameras with law enforcement. We highlight big success stories around the country previously, now let’s discuss potential concerns surrounding evidence value.   Citizen Content by...

Nov 12, 2018
Memorialization of an Interview | Audio, Video, or Nothing

Memorialization of an Interview | Audio, Video, or Nothing?

By: CaseGuard

  One of the most common and most important tasks that a law enforcement officer will routinely perform while on duty is interview or interrogate witnesses, victims, and suspects. Good law enforcement officers must be able to quickly develop a rapport with the person they are interviewing, and must maintain control of the conversation as well as the environment in which the conversation is taking...

Nov 05, 2018
In Memory of Patrolman Raymond Leslie Munson

In Memory of Patrolman Raymond Leslie Munson

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...

Oct 29, 2018
CaseGuard Video Redaction and Enhancement Software

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,...

Oct 22, 2018
Body worn camera considerations

Body worn camera considerations

By: CaseGuard

It probably goes without saying, but body worn cameras are here to stay.  Law Enforcement agencies around the country are either embracing this relatively new technology or being forced to adopt it through political pressure.  In either case, we thought it might prove beneficial to briefly discuss these cameras and the challenges that come with them. First of all, administrators need to convince...

Oct 15, 2018
The rising cost of Digital Evidence and its hidden fees

The rising cost of Digital Evidence and its hidden fees

By: CaseGuard

With the sheer volume of digital evidence, and its storage costs, rising exponentially in the past few years, some law enforcement decision makers are beginning to ask questions. Most of these questions are in direct response to ever increasing budget cuts.  In this blog post, we’ll try to answer some of these common asked questions one by one.  We’ll do the math for you, talk about the...

Oct 08, 2018
In Memory of Officer Justin David Sollohub

In Memory of Officer Justin David Sollohub

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...

Oct 01, 2018
Firearms Inventory and Tracking

Firearms Inventory and Tracking

By: CaseGuard

  Carrying a firearm during the performance of one's official duties is one of the most serious and most important responsibilities that a law enforcement officer has. In addition to dealing with the stress of having to make split-second decisions regarding the use of firearms while engaged in life or death situations, law enforcement personnel must also be responsible for the care, maintenance,...

Sep 24, 2018
Evidence Management | Differences Between Chain of Custody & Audit Trails

Evidence Management | Differences Between Chain of Custody & Audit Trails

By: CaseGuard

  There is some confusion in our industry concerning the differences between chain of custody and audit trail. It’s fair to say that they have complimentary value to one another, but they are definitely separate items, and their importance in that regard is paramount to the entire evidence management process. Today we will discuss the two most important reports concerning individual evidence...

Sep 17, 2018
In Memory of Undersheriff Alfred E. Jacka

In Memory of Undersheriff Alfred E. Jacka

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...

Sep 03, 2018

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