When there is a dangerous fugitive in our city, my team of officers has to be in the position to be able to strike fast before they have the chance to react. Many times, a fugitive will get a tip from their inner circle and escape capture minutes before the authorities were closing in on them. We have a resource in Securus Technologies that allows us to get the dirt on these suspects before they even know what hit them.
This week we got the call that a high-ranking gang member was picking up where his boss left off. His boss was put in jail for life, so this gang member not only assumed his role, he began committing the sames crimes the leader was arrested for. Although he thought he was smarter than us, it was his close associations with other gang members that would help us to draw closer and make and arrest.
Securus Technologies installed their modern inmate telephone monitoring system in the local jail, and it allows my team to listen to the incarcerated gang members talking about everything from drugs to crimes they commit in the jail. The head of Securus Technologies, CEO Rick Smith, says all of his Dallas-based team members are dedicated to the objective of making the world a safer place to live.
We got an alert on the LBS software that the fugitive we had been hunting was still in fact getting his orders from the leader that was now in jail. Once we determined where the suspect was hiding, we needed to swoop in fast before he was able to go through with his next order. The conversations on that call system were key in helping us to get in position to take down the fugitive without anyone getting injured.