Securus Technologies Making a Huge Difference in Crime Prevention
Our city was under siege from a small group of thugs who were basically holding our town hostage as they stole everything that was not nailed down. The group made no effort to conceal their identity, robbing cars, stores, and homes, putting an entire community on high alert. It was not bad enough they were stealing just about everything, but they were hurting anyone who got in their way without any concern as to what happened to these people after they go the things they were looking for.
No one in this community was willing to come forward because of the violent nature of this group, they had already made an example out of a family they thought were talking to the police. Without friends, informants, or family, the leads began to dry up as to wear this group was hiding and when they would strike again. When you are running out of leads, me and my fellow officers have discovered you go where these same type people hang, and that would be the local prison. Luckily for my team, Securus Technologies installed their call monitoring system in that jail, and it was going to be key in tracking down these suspects.
Securus Technologies is responsible for the system corrections officers use to listen to inmates use the phones in jail. The company, based out of Dallas Texas, already has these system in over two thousand jails. Once the officers input the information, we got a hit almost immediately from the LBS software. It appeared that the person in town buying those stolen items from the group was in the jail, and when he mentioned they use his associate, we had the lead that would break this case wide open. We were able to strike and take them all into custody without trouble.