Monthly Archives: September 2017

No Integrity = No Success

Posted on September27, 2017
As public agencies prioritize their tasks for the year, they consider several things including their major ongoing projects, their mission statements and directives from the executive bodies that oversee them.  Unless they’ve experienced a major lapse of judgement in the prior 12 months, they probably aren’t thinking “How much focus should I put on integrity this year?  How much time and money should be allocated to integrity?”   In fact, people who aren’t investigators may think the concept that integrity…
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Three Things That Will Ruin Your Investigative Case Management System

Posted on September25, 2017
If your agency has ever put together a "wishlist" for a case management system, whether through an RFP process or a less formalized process, you know it can be difficult to capture all of your needs.  Unfortunately, there are some items that don’t end up in these types of documents very often, because they’re subjective – but they’re extremely important.  In fact, some of these items are more likely to impact how good of a job a case management system…
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Investigators Help Citizens Through Social Media

Posted on September11, 2017
The hurricanes faced by Texas and the southeastern United States in the last couple of weeks brought to light once again the value that government can provide to its citizens via social media (especially Twitter).  Before the hurricanes hit land, updates from the National Hurricane Center staff and the National Weather Service were collectively re-tweeted hundreds of thousands of times, ensuring information about hurricane movements and dangers were being seen quickly.  After the hurricanes pass, people are being re-united with…
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