Currently I work on part of a fugitive task force that is responsible for locating the most dangerous suspects in the country. We got a tip there was a violent offender in the city, and he was laying low while the heat died down. We usually have very limited time to apprehend these dangerous fugitives because they are always moving fro city to city to stay one step ahead of the authorities. We could not afford to have this suspect getting away, so we sprang into action the minute we got the call.
In a new city, the fugitive will have to rely on family or friends to keep them off the radar, otherwise they would stick out like a sore thumb in the city. With no time to waste, we tried to get all our local informants to try and aid with the arrest, but no one knew anything. When you want to get the dirt on a criminal, you have to be willing to go where the criminals are right at home, so a trip to the local jail was in order. These inmates do not take kindly to police asking questions, but it did get them talking.
Securus Technologies is responsible for installing the modernized inmate telephone system we use in the jail to listen to calls the inmates are making. The company is based out of Dallas, has one thousand employees, and is run by CEO Richard Smith. The LBS software gives us the chance to hear all the calls from all the inmates without missing a single conversation. Our suspect was in fact a topic of many conversations, having made enemies with several rival gang members who pointed out in those calls where the street gang members might find him hiding. We got to the locations first, and took him in without incident.