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ShotSpotter Goes Beyond Gunshot Detection

It’s a difficult environment with more retirements and resignations negatively impacting cities and leading to burnout for existing officers. “Normal” staffing levels may never return. But with that said, ShotSpotter is here to support the law enforcement profession and maximize the impact of your limited resources. While we are known...
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The Importance of Investigative Analysis

The FBI dates investigative analysis to the 1970s as one aspect of support the Bureau provides to local, state, and federal agencies. The Bureau’s Behavioral Science Unit developed a method of inferring offender characteristics from the details of a crime, a practice that became known as profiling. Investigative analysis today...
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How to Navigate a Human Trafficking Investigation

With an estimated 24.9 million victims worldwide at any given time, human traffickers prey on adults and children of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities, exploiting them for profit. The scope of this type of crime is broad – in fact, Polaris, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking, has...
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How Can a Correctional Investigator Improve an Internal Investigation?

Lacking a system to properly triage cases, investigators can be left scrambling to prioritize both time and resources. We have previously discussed the critical need for a dedicated case management tool that supplements records management systems (RMS) and supports investigations. In this blog, we will explore Shotspotter Investigate as a...
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Leveraging Crime Gun Intelligence Center Principles for More Effective Investigations

In an effort to solve this public health crisis,  the ATF established the concept of a crime gun intelligence center (CGIC) in 2016  to identify serial shooters, their sources of crime guns, disrupt criminal activity, and prevent gun violence. Now, 25 CGICs are strategically located across the nation, all operating...
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Why It’s Time to Rethink Law Enforcement Investigations

Currently, most record management systems (RMS) are designed primarily for reporting incidents at the patrol level, and they lack the analytical capabilities and task management for law enforcement investigations that have greater complexity. Yet, most law enforcement departments are still primarily leveraging RMS for police operations, and ultimately losing key...
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Why Case Management Systems Are Needed for Intelligence Investigations

However, many units managing intelligence investigations are still trying to manage their growing caseloads with spreadsheets and other archaic, manual case management systems that are preventing them from gathering information as efficiently and effectively as possible. In this blog, we’ll discuss what the primary duties are for criminal intelligence investigators,...