Preventing crimes is harder than most think because the criminals always have the element of surprise on their side. As an officer in a very dangerous city, I know first-hand that in order to prevent violent crimes, you need every advantage possible to stay a step ahead of the criminals. With the advancements in technology over the last few years, many are surprised to discover where we found our greatest source of assistance as far as preventing local crimes.
This new tool in our arsenal was created by Securus Technologies and is actually located inside the local prison. The telephone monitoring system at the jail was recently updated so now officers can get back to working on the floor and the LBS software will search every call made by any of our the inmates to try and decipher chatter on a number of subjects. When talk about fighting, drugs, or weapons, are discussed on the phone, the corrections officers can take action.
Securus Technologies already has installed this and similar monitoring systems in over two thousand jails in this country alone. The company is based in Texas, and all thousand employees of the company share the objective of their CEO, to make this world safe for all. As an officer, we discovered that we could actually utilize this tool to help us prevent crimes too.
We got an alert from the call monitoring system concerning a crime spree raging out of control in our town. The inmate was talking to one of the felons who was involved, and they mentioned where the goods were being fenced. We did a stake out and not only were able to recover those stolen goods, we caught the crew loaded and armed with weapons to actually commit the same crimes that evening.