I am part of a law enforcement team that chases escaped criminals around the world. It doesn’t matter if they escape from a Dallas Texas jail and are hiding in Point Pleasant New Jersey, my job is to pick up the trail and follow them until they are put back behind bars. One of the things that most criminals will do when they are on the run is return to familiar locations to them. These criminals think they can move around more easily if they are on their home turf.
Even though I usually find many criminals back at their home town, that still is not a closed case. These criminals often have a support network on the streets that protect them, especially if they are higher up the rung than just a typical low-level thug. So I have a number of resources at my disposal, but I am always looking for new technology to help me to end their run.
Recently we had Securus Technologies install a new inmate communication system at our local jail, and some of the software available was especially helpful for me out on the field. The covert alert feature has been especially productive at allowing me to bring suspects to justice, so I wanted to see how it would work in napping escaped convicts.
What I have discovered in all my years in law enforcement is that you have to create a net around a certain radius immediately after they escape or they could be 1,000s of miles away overnight. Using this new technology, we picked up on key information that led us to a driver who was going to be responsible for getting the inmates out of the state.
This technology is instrumental in keeping the public safer than they will ever know.