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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
Community Evidence | Registering Cameras with Law Enforcement

Community Evidence | Registering Cameras with Law Enforcement

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. Why is this important? We’ll tackle this topic right now!   Why Register? The easy answer to this is that by registering your camera, law enforcement in your...

Aug 27, 2018
Pro-Active Patrol | Construction Sites Burglaries

Pro-Active Patrol | Construction Sites Burglaries

By: CaseGuard

  One of the most vulnerable locations for burglaries are construction sites. Most contractors operate on a site, be it residential or commercial, from sun up to sun down, and once they’ve lost power of daylight, they pack it in. But companies routinely leave equipment, tools, and even keys for specialty vehicles in plain sight, or at least in accessible areas. And many companies don’t pay for...

Aug 13, 2018
Trauma | The Wounds Left on Officers We Don’t See

Trauma | The Wounds Left on Officers We Don’t See

By: CaseGuard

  In the past several years the topic of officer suicide has crept into the public lexicon, and is starting to be treated as a serious topic that needs to be addressed. The problem is being addressed at literally the lowest possible starting point: statistics on officer suicide are massively skewed, as few agencies track officer suicide, there is no national database for data, and mental health...

Aug 06, 2018
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
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

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