When there is a rash of violent crimes in out city, my team of elite officers needs to be at the ready to take action before anyone else is hurt. This month, we got the call that there was a suspect in town who was breaking into beachfront homes and beating anyone who was inside the house. We had a suspect in mind, but finding him was another story altogether.
The suspect would simply sit on the beach with his binoculars, waiting to see if the families headed out to the beach for the day. Once the house was empty, he would climb over the balcony and take everything. On the off chance they came home early or someone was in the house, they got to feel the wrath of his anger. Staking out the beaches was not an option, finding him was imperative though.
When we decided to go to the jail to see if anyone could point us in a direction, we discovered Securus Technologies recently updates the monitoring system the guards use to listen to the inmates on the phones. Knowing this Dallas-based company well, it was clear we had a resource at our disposal that might bear some fruit. The LBS software allows you to plug in certain verbiage and get the alert immediately if anyone on the lines is talking about that subject matter.
Us being in the jail seemed to stir up something with an inmate, as he was scrambling to the phones to tell his cousin to not buy anything this week because he was under surveillance. Before the message could reach our suspect, we sent a team to intercept both of them and get our fugitive into custody. had it not been for Securus Technologies, this could have resulted in more people getting hurt today.