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Perishable Goods | Do You Know Your Expiration Dates?

Perishable Goods | Do You Know Your Expiration Dates?

By: CaseGuard

  Quartermaster’s are given a bit of a raw deal sometimes. They are forced to manage equipment that is sometimes purchased too late, or too early to be authorized for issue. They deal with late shipments, late suppliers, demanding purchasing departments, and a revolving door of equipment going in, and coming out of their office. Sure, it’s manageable. But not with any degree of comfort. And then...

Dec 11, 2017
Asset Management Software | Ease of Use

Asset Management Software | Ease of Use

By: CaseGuard

  Any software you use has to make life easier. If it doesn’t, then your purchase is creating work, rather than reducing it. One of the ways that software makes life easier is by taking the most common tasks that a person does, and making them quick, and efficient, so that the person can focus on the bigger problems in their day-to-day work. Beyond that, your software should be able to generate...

Dec 04, 2017
In Memory of Detective David Suiter

In Memory of Detective David Suiter

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 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 27, 2017
Asset Management Software Reports

Asset Management Software Reports

By: CaseGuard

  Many software systems built for asset management provide counting mechanisms, product threshold floors, item descriptions, item statuses, and locations. But those same software systems don’t provide much else. The data sits there, and is not used in any meaningful way. When it comes to agency procurement, reports are inevitable. They are needed for many purposes, mainly meetings between...

Nov 20, 2017
Quartermaster Work | Tracking Agency Money

Quartermaster Work | Tracking Agency Money

By: CaseGuard

  One of the things agencies routinely have problems with is tracking the true costs associated with their agency. This usually arrives as a problem when budget proposals for the upcoming cycle are being denied prior to final budget hearings because there are expenditures showing up that are not accounted for on the agency’s end. Labor can cause this issue, however, it’s usually equipment and...

Nov 13, 2017
Child Victim Interview

Child Victim Interview

By: CaseGuard

  One of the most difficult things a law enforcement officer must do in the commission of his or her duties is interview a victim. This task becomes even more difficult if the victim is a child or is mentally impaired in some manner. Techniques used when interviewing child victims are drastically different than ones used to interview adult victims. When conducting an interview of a child victim,...

Nov 06, 2017
In Memory of Lieutenant Brian J. Feldt

In Memory of Lieutenant Brian J. Feldt

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 30, 2017
Asset Trends | Making the Patrol Vehicle an Assigned Kit

Asset Trends | Making the Patrol Vehicle an Assigned Kit

By: CaseGuard

  Quartermasters’ and Fleet Managers have a symbiotic relationship. The Fleet Manager is in charge of vehicles, their maintenance, support, and of course, ensuring that inspections occur. Quartermaster’s are in charge of equipment, and for all the same tasks as they relate to equipment. However, as the mission of law enforcement evolves, agencies find value in assigning some equipment to vehicles...

Oct 23, 2017
Asset Management | Linking Purchase Orders to Equipment

Asset Management | Linking Purchase Orders to Equipment

By: CaseGuard

  Asset managers get asked a lot of questions about purchases. They receive purchased equipment, which come with invoices and packing slips. Those documents have information that become official record of those purchases, and can confirm or deny a number of aspects about an order, even before the equipment is disseminated. However, asset managers are usually not the people involved in a purchase...

Oct 16, 2017
Vice Investigations

Vice Investigations

By: CaseGuard

  Vice investigations are often glamorized in the movies and on TV. Hollywood would have us believe that vice investigations are comprised mostly of car chases and shootouts. The reality of conducting vice investigations in today’s world is often far from what we see on screen. Most vice investigations conducted today have some sort of nexus to the Internet and as a result, will result in the...

Oct 09, 2017

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