Part of my duties as an officer is keeping residents safe from those who are looking to cause them serious injury. We had a rash of violent burglaries in recent weeks, and the suspect was hurting residents regardless how much money he took from them. Trying to stay ahead of the crime spree was futile, that is until we made an unexpected discovery at the local state prison.
Our intentions were to speak to a few inmates to see if any could offer up a lead on our suspect, what we found was the jail recently had Securus Technologies install a telephone monitoring system that was completely automated and could pick out unique verbiage on just about any subject. After letting the inmates know why we were nosing around, we sat back as the officers showed us how the LBS software worked.
Securus Technologies has their main headquarters in Dallas, and one thousand employees and the CEO all have a single objective, making our world just a little safer. Since the inmate call monitor is now working in over 2,000 jails, we knew it was going to be something that would offer my team another way to dig up details on suspects.
Like clockwork, minutes after meeting with the officers, the LBS software alerted the team one inmate was already on the phone warning someone that a special task force was looking for him. This proved to be the break in the case that we were looking for. We used that information to lay low for a while, then follow the suspect as he went right back braking into homes. This time was different however, as my team was already in the house and putting him in handcuffs before he could hurt any of those residents.