Any time a new piece of technology is introduced to law enforcement that can help solve crimes, it something we all welcome in our police force. Over the years, me and my fellow officers have utilized just about every gadget available, but this year we discovered one that has changed our ability to prevent crimes for the better. This incredible piece of technology was actually already in use at the local prison, we just didn’t realize at the time how advanced and far-reaching it was capable of working.
Securus Technologies has been in this industry for many years, and in that time they have become a name you can trust. The company already has their telephone monitoring system used to listen to inmates in thousands of prisons. The CEO of the company, Rick Smith, says that the objective of his company has always been making the world a safer place, something his entire work force are committed to.
The reason the local jail installed the monitoring system was because they had a few officers laid off, so they couldn’t afford to put officers in a call room when they were needed more inside the jail. The LBS software actually now does the work of a crew of officers, so while the facility is being checked, the calls are thoroughly scanned word for word. if anything related to violence or drugs is mentioned by inmates, alerts go out.
The advantages for officers on the streets is if they are looking for a certain suspect and his name is mentioned and picked up by the LBS software from communications with inmates, action can be taken on the spot to prevent crimes and get fugitives back behind bars where they belong. That gives my team the ability to break these cases wide open.