When my fugitive task force is summoned to catch a dangerous criminal, we understand the severity of the situation and drop everything to start working the case. The very first thing we try to do is to locate family or friends who may be in a position to offer leads that could help bring the case to a close very quickly. Then we try to locate any informants who want to remain anonymous for safety reasons but could offer up some tips to help us find this fugitive.
For this case, we were going to have to really utilize a resource we hadn’t used in a while because no one was coming forward. If there is one thing I know about criminals, they simply can not keep quiet and love to brag to anyone who will listen. This time we headed over to the local prison where they were already making use of the Securus Technologies inmate call-monitoring system. If the inmates said anything on the phone, the LBS system could identify unique conversations and quickly alert the officers who would then take action.
Once we input the suspects name into the monitoring system, it wasn’t long before one of the inmates gave us the lead we were hoping for. He was talking to a sibling about his plans after his release next month, and one of the things he was going to go was head to the farm of a friend and meet up with our suspect to get his money. While he was counting his money and talking to his family about what they would do with it, we had a team already on the way to locate the suspect. Before the suspect had a chance to hurt anyone else, thanks to Securus Technologies we had him back behind in custody.