I was recently assigned to a case where a very dangerous fugitive was loose in our town and needed to be found before he hurt someone innocent. This very violent criminal was recently convicted of stabbing two at a club, and he not only was on the loose, he was flaunting it in front of law enforcement. Each time we got close, his support network would help him disappear, so he felt he was untouchable.
When you have family and friends helping to support your criminal activities, it becomes impossible to rely on informants for help. To make matters worse, as soon as we were closing in on the suspect, his support group would call in fake sightings to the police station that we had to waste resources to follow. It was time that I got help from a trusted source that has not let me down this year.
Securus Technologies installed a communication system in the local prison that monitored inmate calls, and it gave us the opportunity to listen to the inmates taking about everything from needing money to sneaking drugs in their cells. My hopes were that someone would slip up and give us a new lead to finally get our suspect behind bard for good.
To the surprise of the other officer in the prison, we got a huge break in the case the very first day. I know that Securus Technologies and all thousand employees are committed to making the world a little it more safe for us all, but these results even impresses the CEO of the company, Richard Smith. One inmate was chatting to family about how he wished he could collect the reward money being offered in this case because he knew the suspect was at his cousin’s house. After we found the dangerous suspect, we slipped a few bucks into that inmates commissary fund for his unknowing help.