Hunting Down Criminals with Securus Technologies
As a fugitive hunter, the sooner that I can get dangerous criminals off the street, the less likely any innocent civilians will be injured. We had our hands full with one suspect who was burglarizing expensive homes and hurting anyone who happened to be in these homes during his crime spree. The biggest problem we had was that this suspect was not leaving us much in the way of clues, so we had to try a different approach.
I decided that since he was disguising his appearance and he was not hitting the same areas twice, I needed to see if anyone at our local prison would be able to shed some light on the suspect. Now I already knew that these inmates will never talk to the police for fear of being labeled a rat throughout the jail, but I knew I could monitor their calls to see if anyone knew anything. I thought this would be a huge undertaking, until I discovered the jail recently had Securus Technologies install a new monitoring system.
Securus Technologies CEO Rick Smith says his company has one objective, making the world safer for us all. All 1,000 employees of the Dallas-based company are there to help, and they got me up to speed quick on the LBS software. The system can do the work of several officers, and it wasn’t long before we got a huge break in the case that we were working on.
One of the things about stealing merchandise is that it is worthless until it is turned to cash. These criminals have to use a fence to be able to get rid of product and get their hands on cash, and one inmate was talking about a fence we never knew. Once we tailed that fence, he lead us right to our suspect.