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Body and Dash-Mounted Cameras | FOIA and State Public Records Requests

Body and Dash-Mounted Cameras | FOIA and State Public Records Requests

By: CaseGuard

Another element that is creating additional dialogue around the use of cameras in law enforcement, is public records requests. We will address Freedom of Information Act and State Public Records Requests. But keep in mind that State requests do vary, so we won’t spend a lot of time discussing each set of circumstances.   Freedom of Information Act In 1967, the...

Mar 05, 2018
In Memory of Officer Alan J. Vargo

In Memory of Officer Alan J. Vargo

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 19, 2018
Body and Dash-Mounted Cameras | Criminal Prosecutions

Body and Dash-Mounted Cameras | Criminal Prosecutions

By: CaseGuard

We introduced the topic of body and dash cameras from a historical perspective, and gave some general, but very relevant examples of how the cameras are being used in law enforcement. We also talked at length about the public perceptions, and expectations of cameras, both in realistic and unrealistic views. In this...

Feb 12, 2018
Body and Dash-Mounted Cameras | Evidence and Public Records

Body and Dash-Mounted Cameras | Evidence and Public Records

By: CaseGuard

As we march into the 21st Century, there is more talk about cameras in police work. Cameras inside patrol vehicles, recording what is happening outside it. Cameras inside the vehicle, recording what’s happening inside of it. Cameras that record the rear of the vehicle, cameras mounted onto designated eyewear of an officer, and recording everything they may be seeing from that vantage, and cameras...

Feb 05, 2018
When Does the Court Reject Evidence

When Does the Court Reject Evidence?

By: CaseGuard

  All criminal investigations will involve the collection and analysis of some variety of evidence. This evidence must be preserved and cared for so that if the need arises, it may be presented in court during a trial. Knowing this, it is critical that police departments and other law enforcement agencies develop an evidence management system that is both practical and effective in achieving this...

Jan 29, 2018
In Memory of Officer Charles Henry Edwards Jr.

In Memory of Officer Charles Henry Edwards Jr.

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 22, 2018
Search Warrant Service Exercise

Search Warrant Service Exercise

By: CaseGuard

  Serving search warrants can be one of the most exciting and one of the most dangerous actions a law enforcement officer may undertake during the course of his or her career. Proper search warrant service can also mean the difference between completing a case successfully and obtaining a conviction and having your suspect walk away without being convicted. In addition to tactical and safety...

Jan 15, 2018
Courtroom Testimony

Courtroom Testimony

By: CaseGuard

  Every law enforcement officer will eventually find themselves in court. Hopefully when this happens, they will be testifying in furtherance of a case in an official capacity and not be defending themselves against a charge. When a law enforcement officer is called upon to testify in court, it is imperative that he or she be prepared to do so in a calm, professional manner. While a law...

Jan 08, 2018
Christmas 2017 | A Reflection on Law Enforcement

Christmas 2017 | A Reflection on Law Enforcement

By: CaseGuard

  At CaseGuard, nothing matters more to us than officers, their time, and their safety. These are two things that in the course of an officer’s career are subjected to routine abuse, primarily by external forces. When it comes to time, the systems that officers access to conduct typical work can be laborious. That is something we squarely address in each and every product we offer and supply. But...

Dec 25, 2017
Asset Management | The Fleet Manager Role

Asset Management | The Fleet Manager Role

By: CaseGuard

  Fleet Managers have the unique mission of ensuring that vehicles, and their components, are in working order, are in manufacturer compliance, and are safe for personnel. A lot can go wrong with law enforcement vehicles, the demand placed upon them is grueling, and is not the kind of conditions we would want our own vehicles to go through. A Fleet Manager is relied upon heavily for ensuring...

Dec 18, 2017

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