Evidence Blog

Mishandled or Lost Physical Evidence

Mishandled or Lost Physical Evidence

By: CaseGuard

  Most law enforcement officers performing investigative duties are thorough, hardworking, and good at what they do. That being said, even the best investigators make mistakes from time to time. Words get misspelled on reports, cars get crashed accidentally, and physical evidence does get mishandled or lost on occasion. When evidence is lost, the investigating officer may feel like he or she has...

Jul 30, 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...

Jul 23, 2018
Storing Digital Evidence Efficiently

Storing Digital Evidence Efficiently

By: CaseGuard

  The very first floppy disk drive was invented by Alan Shugart (an IBM employee) in 1967. This first floppy disk had a storage capacity of approximately 80 kilobytes and would hold about as much information as would be contained in four one-page Microsoft Word documents today. When IBM introduced the three and a half inch floppy disk with a storage capacity of 1.44 megabytes in 1986, people at...

Jul 16, 2018
In Memory of Corporal Barbara Ann Dukes Ester

In Memory of Corporal Barbara Ann Dukes Ester

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...

Jul 09, 2018
In Memory of Law Enforcement Heroes | Independence Day

In Memory of Law Enforcement Heroes | Independence Day

By: CaseGuard

  Independence Day is a day to remember our country, it’s beginnings, how far it’s come, and also to regale in spectacular extravaganzas with neighbors, as tribute to President John Adams’ letter to his wife where he felt the conclusion of The Revolutionary War, and America’s freedom should be celebrated with ‘Pomp and Parade,’ to which citizens took the last of their gunpowder to make small...

Jul 02, 2018
General Data Protection Regulation | GDPR Introduction

General Data Protection Regulation | GDPR Introduction

By: CaseGuard

  Officially known as European Union Regulation 2016/679, the GDPR is a brand-new law that affects a very broad section of citizens, businesses, and government agencies. What are the implications of this new law? That is the big question on everyone’s mind, because the EU wrote it to contain all businesses that have any operating capacity within the EU, and that means US businesses will be...

Jun 25, 2018
Ballistics | The Science of Firearms

Ballistics | The Science of Firearms

By: CaseGuard

  All law enforcement officers are familiar with firearms. Officers qualify with them on a regular basis, and must ensure that their service weapons are always clean and in good working order. But how many officers are trained or knowledgeable when it comes to ballistics, the science involving firearms and projectiles? While it is unnecessary for every law enforcement officer to be an expert in...

Jun 18, 2018
In Memory of Patrolman Patrick Emmanuel Sweeney

In Memory of Patrolman Patrick Emmanuel Sweeney

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...

Jun 11, 2018
The Task Force Model | Working Together

The Task Force Model | Working Together

By: CaseGuard

  As professional as law enforcement officers are, rivalries do exist between the various law enforcement departments and agencies. When law enforcement officers are able to put their egos in check and work with officers from other departments or agencies, the results of this collaboration are often fantastic. A task force is usually defined as a group of people come together to solve a specific...

Jun 04, 2018
Border Search Authority and the Fourth Amendment

Border Search Authority and the Fourth Amendment

By: CaseGuard

  Anyone who has ever traveled internationally probably has a story or two to tell about crossing international borders. Whether it be a story about returning to the United States or entering another country, stories about crossing international borders usually involve a description of some type of increased scrutiny and attention paid to the traveler and/or his or her belongings. Here in the...

May 28, 2018

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