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The Investigations topic area furnishes cops with the latest news, information and strategies used in closing a case and putting bad guys behind bars. This touches on everything that happens between the suspect’s crimes to the final conviction.

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New laws and court decisions mean updated law enforcement policies; here’s an overview of some important topics to watch throughout the year
In addition to law enforcement work, Faraday bags can also protect your personal devices and key fobs from hackers and unauthorized access
How the Miami-Dade Police Department successfully uses robots to protect officers and end dangerous scenarios
The group has been stealing from unoccupied homes after sending one member to the front door dressed as a construction worker in an attempt to avert suspicion
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Using advanced technology for more efficient investigations

Project Beloved: The Molly Jane Mission has partnered with more than 100 law enforcement agencies across the country to implement these rooms
A search warrant executed at a retail store yielded more than 4,000 stolen Lego sets; interviews with employees indicated the owner knew the sets were stolen
“Big social and economic forces [drove] trends that began in 2020, but now there is considerable variation...that suggests local factors are becoming more significant,” said Council on Criminal Justice CEO Adam Gelb
Using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to improve investigations
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s new tech center features the ability for deputies to access cameras from partner entities around the county
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A YouTube docuseries called “CHAOSTOWN,” in which a Portland tagger bragged of having a huge stash of spray paint, led police to his identity and his home
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The judge wasn’t satisfied with assurances that Duane Davis wasn’t going to profit from the sale of his “life story” to produce a TV series
Digital vs. real identities
Simple tips, tools and services to help detectives crack cases
The Georgia Supreme Court removed former Atlanta judge Christina Peterson for code violations days after her arrest; the criminal charges were not cited as reasons for removal
Defense attorneys argued that damage done during FBI testing has inhibited their ability to put on a proper defense at the actor’s trial, and asked a judge to dismiss charges
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Savannah PD Chief David Vincent said that the department consists of only three officers and that it considered K-9 Horus to be its fourth; Horus’s death is under investigation
As part of its police union contract, CPD’s detective bureau altered detectives’ schedules in an effort to boost clearance rates by giving investigators more ownership of cases
Former-CIA agent starts non-profit to equip LEOs with real-time human trafficking intel — for free!
Understanding the critical steps and legal nuances that guide law enforcement in effectively and legally obtaining mobile device evidence for criminal investigations
Writing a police report is not just an exercise in documentation, it is also an opportunity for evaluation
This poem captures the often overlooked and unsung efforts of detectives as they navigate the challenges and triumphs of their demanding roles
One officer remains on the force, who has been appointed interim police chief
Deputy Jonathan Stewart, 41, was found unresponsive at the South L.A. Sheriff’s Station on April 27