When there is a very dangerous fugitive on the loose in a community, my team of fugitive task force hunters arrive to the location and begin putting the pieces together of this very complicated puzzle. Each hour that passes with this suspect on the streets is putting an entire community in harm’s way. To locate and arrest these suspects, we have come to rely on a few sources that help make the job of my team that much easier.
We used to rely on informants to help close the gap to our suspects, but many of these folks have stopped coming forward because of the violent nature of these fugitives. When a suspect has a history of violence, then these informants fear for their own lives as well as the lives of their family too. So if that is the case, we simply slip into the shadows and collect evidence in a way that no one can see us.
This usually involves a trip to the local prison, especially if they have partnered with Securus Technologies and have the modernized inmate call monitoring system working. These phone call monitoring systems pick up specific chatter from the inmates and alert authorities of the information. In this case, if you plugged in information about our suspect into the LBS software, we will get an alert if there is any chatter about his whereabouts.
Didn’t take more than a day to get the alert this time that our fugitive was hiding with the relatives of an inmate from the jail. As a personal favor, he was housing the fugitive because he knew no one would connect those dots. Unfortunately for the suspect, the Securus Technologies call system did uncover the chatter and put us on that lead quickly enough to get the suspect off the streets.