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Managing Multi-Jurisdictional Investigations

Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Forces, Cold Case task forces, Anti-Human Trafficking task forces, Internet Crimes against Children Task Forces, Wildlife Protection task forces, and the like… they all share a common problem.

Collecting, storing, and disseminating investigative information is difficult enough in any complex investigation unit. Imagine the compounded problems of investigating cases in multiple jurisdictions, across different countries, in multiple languages, with multiple sets of rules and case workflows!

 

Case Closed Software™ produces software to assist people with this process, making it easier to generate, store, and retrieve information over the course of investigating a case, whether that case is across the city or halfway around the world.

When international users investigate cases, they need to be able to collect and store data in a useful and meaningful way so that they can access it later AND to make information available to other people who might have an interest in the case.

Historically, investigative case management required people to start paper files to store witness statements, track evidence, collect and record the outcome of various lines of inquiry, and so forth. Today, Case Closed Software replaces the paper files, allowing people to quickly record and access data.

Investigative case management facilitates the recovery of data at every step of the investigation, along with supporting references, digital images, and other electronic material that can be stored in a computer case file. It is often also necessary to store physical evidence and provide information to help people find it through evidence handling and chain-of-custody records.

The ability to know where EVERY case is, where EVERY piece of evidence is, and what EVERY agent is working on is vital to multi-jurisdictional investigation units.

Active information sharing – across remote jurisdictions and disparate languages – also allows people to do things like connect related cases, identify persons of interest, track organized crime, work with informants, and increase productivity.

CJIS-Compliant and globally-recognized systems from Case Closed Software streamlines the process and simplify data entry so that users can enter materials to quickly and easily, rather than days or weeks later when the information may be less useful.

Case Closed Software solutions for multi-jurisdictional investigations are currently used by customers across the globe to investigate drugs and narcotics, animal cruelty, child sexual abuse, human trafficking, and a host of more traditional criminal investigations.

For more information please visit us at www.caseclosedsoftware.com

Contributed by Douglas Wood, CEO at Case Closed Software™

GA Sheriff’s Office Deploys Case Closed Software™ for Investigation Case Management

(April 6, 2021)  Austin, TX – Case Closed Software™, a leading provider of investigation case management software to specialized investigation unit, today announced that a large Georgia Sheriff’s Office has signed a multi-year contract for their secure, cloud-based systems.

The Peach State county, serving tens of thousands of residents, selected Case Closed Software after speaking with existing users and testing the functionality with their own data.  Case Closed Software will help the county’s Sheriff’s Office and associated Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force work investigations more efficiently with a goal to close criminal cases more quickly.

According to Douglas Wood, President of Case Closed Software, the county selected his company’s offering due to the flexibility and overall feature set it offers.

Case Closed Software is powerful and feature-rich software for specialized investigation units.

 

“We’re thrilled to add this new law enforcement client to our delighted customer base”, said Mr. Wood. “We very proudly focus on specialized investigation units which include state bureaus of investigation, fugitive recovery agents, anti-human trafficking investigators, drug task forces, internet crimes against children units, and local law enforcement.”

Case Closed Software has begun implementation of the software and expects the County to be fully installed and trained by April 30, 2021.

Drug users ingesting wasp spray for cheap ‘meth-like’ high

On the street, it’s known as “wasping.” It means spraying bug spray on meth or heating and crystalizing the bug spray to snort or smoke it. “When you ingest stuff like this, it changes the chemical characteristics of your blood,” said Phil Price, with the Cherokee Multi-Agency Drug Task Force.

An interesting – and disturbing – news report related to a growing problem facing Drug Task Forces across the country. See the story HERE.

Task force commander says Rossville drug bust took quarter-million dollars worth of drugs off the street

The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit drug task force seized nine pounds of meth and arrested two people. The task force also confiscated eight ounces of heroin, 24 grams of psilocybin (mushrooms), a firearm and $1,300 cash.

Methamphetamine is often sold in bags that each contain 3.2 grams of the drug. The packet is known as an 8-ball. 

See the full story HERE

Year long Ohio drug task force investigation leads to arrests on drug and weapons charges

According to Commander Justin Conley of the Brown County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force, the people arrested are allegedly responsible for distributing more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine and several firearms in the area.

Read the impressive story HERE.

With Case Closed Software, The Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force just made a major drug seizure

“The Drug Task Force will continue to proactively and aggressively combat drugs in our community. We appreciate the support of so many and cooperation with all the agencies the Drug Task Force serves.”

LMJCDTF uses Case Closed Software to manage task force cases. Read the story HERE

No safe consumption site for Manitoba in Drug Task Force report

The Illicit Drug Task Force report was commissioned with a view to identifying recommendations to reduce the use and effects of illicit drugs in Manitoba communities. The recommendations focus on increasing safety through prevention, education, treatment, and enforcement and disruption of supply.

“The purpose of this (task force) was to really amplify the sense of urgency and actions by all levels of government”

The key recommendations included:

  • Develop and promote community safety networks.
  • Use a Crime Stoppers campaign to target information on illicit drugs and dealers, with funding for cash rewards.
  • Develop accessible, culturally appropriate recreation opportunities for children and youth.
  • Seek business support to create employment opportunities.
  • Create safe spaces with extended hours, ideally operating 24/7.
  • Expand the Winnipeg Drug Treatment Court and add other drug treatment courts outside of Winnipeg and identify affordable housing for participants.
  • Create “enforcement and disruption teams” through law enforcement to combat the illicit drug trade.
  • Establish a co-ordinated approach to detoxification, medical transition, treatment and supportive housing.
  • Increase hours at rapid access to addictions medicine clinics and increase spaces for treatment they refer to.
  • Increase emergent telehealth services for adult and youth mental health and addictions services.
  • Add withdrawal management services and amend the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act to address meth addiction and withdrawal challenges.
  • Create centralized needle distribution.
  • Create an alert system to share information on emerging issues.

See the full article HERE.

(Posted by Case Closed Software – the leading solution for law enforcement task force use)