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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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How a DNA law named after two Tacoma girls helped link an executed killer to a murder case that had been cold for nearly four decades
Unlocking the power of simplicity in criminal interrogations
It doesn’t matter what the crime is, your initial criminal investigation process is the same
Detective Lindsey Wade offers a look into the heart and science behind solving cold cases, showcasing how technology and determination can come together to illuminate the darkest of mysteries
Despite a deficit of nearly 2,000 officers, “this should have never happened and will not continue,” Chief Troy Finner stated
Tune in for tomorrow’s all-new episode, where host Jim Dudley talks with Lindsey Wade about the intricacies of cold case investigations
The theft ring operated by employing warehouse workers to misdirect shipping cartons of immensely valuable sneakers and sports apparel; thieves intercepted the shoes along the supply chain during shipment
Bradley Beach police Chief Leonard Guida can be seen on body camera video grabbing an officer’s jacket as the officer worked a crash scene, leading to a brief physical altercation
The new Forensic Services Laboratory 117,672 square feet of office and lab space; its 152 staffers work with the nearly 300 law enforcement agencies in the state
As Suffolk County officers opened the front door, the suspect emerged with a large knife and lunged at an officer, “clearly attempting to kill him,” the police acting commissioner said
Burnsville officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge, both 27, were fatally shot; Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth, 40, was fatally shot as he provided aid to an injured officer
Deputy Robert J. Leonard was in his first year serving with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office
Detective Matt Hutchison uncovers the innovative techniques and relentless pursuit that bring long-awaited closure to cases once deemed unsolvable
Digital investigation technology can help turn up leads when traditional investigations stall
Tune in for tomorrow’s all-new episode, where host Jim Dudley talks with Detective Matt Hutchison about how he brings long-awaited closure to cases once deemed unsolvable
“Like I’ve said before: See something, say something, hear something, say something,” Mariemont Chief of Police Richard Hines said. “If we hadn’t gotten the tip, I think we would have had a very bad situation”
For a typical agency, the addition of one Flock Safety LPR camera per sworn officer is associated with a 9.1% increase in the clearance rate of crimes
Meet Andrea Cortez, a 17-year law enforcement veteran and analyst at Elk Grove (Calif.) Police Department’s Real-Time Information Center
Andrea Cortez is a 17-year law enforcement veteran and analyst at Elk Grove (Calif.) Police Department’s Real-Time Information Center
The suspect assaulted a gas station worker before carrying two machetes into a grocery store, deputies said
Jennifer Crumbley was grossly negligent for not informing the school about the family’s firearms, including a 9 mm handgun her son used at a shooting range days before the deadly attack, prosecutors say
“One of my colleagues caught a guy shoplifting and instead of calling 911, he called the crime prevention team, and they were there in five minutes,” a Bronx businessman said
Acquisition builds on existing partnership, combining Fusus’ real-time situational awareness expertise with Axon’s innovative public safety technology for enhanced safety in any environment
The Flock Safety technology can differentiate a gunshot from a firework and turns on video surveillance automatically when a gunshot is detected
Agencies must embrace cutting-edge technology to expedite information sharing and streamline data collection to obtain mission-critical insights
“Nothing is going to change because people can still share their videos with us,” Gwinnett County police spokesperson Sgt. Michele Pihera said
El Monte Police Department Officer Joseph Santana, 31, and Cpl. Michael Paredes, 42, were ambushed and killed in June of 2022 while responding to a report of a stabbing; they were not told by dispatchers that the suspect had a gun
“If this individual or individuals are not stopped soon, they are likely to cost someone their life,” Atlanta PD Chief Darin Schierbaum said
“There was no way this could have been foreseen and/or avoided,” the district attorney stated. “Had [Deputy Sean] Steadman not returned fire, I have no doubt he would have been executed by [the suspect]”