The Police Investigations topic area furnishes cops with the latest news, information and strategies used in closing a case and putting bad guys behind bars. Whether you are a patrol officer arriving first on the scene or a detective searching for leads on a cold case, this touches on everything that happens between the suspect’s crimes to the final conviction.
DALLAS — Frustrated with a string of wrongful convictions, the Dallas police department is now the nation's largest force to use sequential blind photo lineups - a widely praised technique designed to reduce mistakes made by witnesses trying to identify suspects. Dallas is not the first department to use the pioneering method. But experts hope that by using it in the county that leads the nation in exonerating wrongly convicted inmates, Dallas will inspire other departments to follow suit. - Full Story
One of America's top interview and interrogation specialists talks to PoliceOneTV's Betsy Smith about non-confrontational interrogation methods. This open-ended technique can often lead to more fruitful interviews for a law enforcement officer and could be a great tool to add to your arsenal.
While confidential informants can be incredibly valuable sources of information, running a CI is a delicate operation even under the best of circumstances, and poses a wide array of problems and pitfalls. The first and most obvious issue is that most people who have access to the inner workings of a criminal organization, and therefore the most valuable intelligence, are themselves criminals. - Full Story