Law Enforcement Digital Evidence | Open Source & Access Policy
You need to have unrestricted access to the data you are custodian over, and you need it in open source digital evidence file formats so that it’s easy to share with all partners, easy to manage, enhance, or otherwise produce for the various stages of the criminal justice process. Don’t let vendors tell you otherwise. You have to answer to taxpayers, not vendors.
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.
Investigations | Illegal Dumping Cases
While many illegal dumping incidents are perpetrated by people who are attempting to avoid landfill or disposal fees, there are instances where closer examination of illegal dumping should be investigated. Let’s review some scenarios your agency may be exposed to and discuss some additional tactics and strategies that your agency may want to employ.
Evidence Big Data | Big Problems: Servers, Clouds, and Court
The problem that evidence big data presents to law enforcement agencies is getting bigger by the hour. Some agencies have adopted the modern trends well, some have attempted to write the rules for themselves, other agencies are not willing to budge on the issue of data and its collective storage.
Investigations | Commercial Burglaries
Burglaries of commercial property become some of the most creative ventures in criminality that officers receive exposure to. From violent smash and grabs to sophisticated “drywall jobs,” commercial burglary attempts have the stigma of bringing out some of the boldest behavior displayed by criminals. Let’s discuss some of the evidence challenges that present themselves in commercial burglaries.
Community Evidence | Citizen Cameras & Evidentiary Concerns
Digital evidence is coming at law enforcement from a number of angles, none more pronounced than various content that citizens provide, whether they are a victim, complainant, witness, or another type of third party. Having the ability to navigate, and mitigate the challenges their content can present in the field is the job of your digital evidence management system.
Body worn camera considerations
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 […]