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Lost Evidence and the Most Famous Missing Child in History

Evidence facility audits – nationwide – continue to reveal instances of missing evidence, which means weaker criminal cases and mistrials. The result? No justice for victims or for those who are wrongfully incarcerated.  Take the case of the “Long-Lost Evidence In Etan Patz Case.” According to excerpts from BuzzFeed News, evidence from the case was […]

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The Case of the Missing Bloody Jacket

Lost Evidence is More Common Than You Think More often than not, lost evidence hasn’t actually been removed from a law enforcement storage facility, it’s been misplaced – logged into one area of a storage facility and then moved without anyone noting the new location. The impact?  Lost evidence can set a killer free or […]

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The Impact of Mishandled Evidence on the Accused

When evidence is lost or destroyed, a court must decide guilt or innocence based solely on the witness’s unsubstantiated testimony for both the prosecution and defense. And if the evidence was exculpatory, the defendant will be negatively impacted, even if a new trial is ordered. Mishandled, damaged or lost physical or digital evidence can happen […]

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If Your Evidence Warehouse Could Talk

Most, if not all, evidence custodians – and the police departments they work with – would like a more effective evidence management system, however, most people and agencies are resistant to change, because automating your tracking process can seem like a daunting task.  But, what if you knew that a fixed attitude is affecting your […]

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Effective Evidence Tracking Systems 

They Should Simplify, Streamline, and Secure Evidence and Solidify the Chain of Custody How quickly can you find inventory answers today? Is it painful for you to provide consistent monthly and annual reporting statistics? Without an automated Evidence Tracking System, Law Enforcement Professionals face inefficiencies, but most are unaware of how much time (and money) […]

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HELP! There’s No More Room on my Password Cheat Sheet!

As the leading evidence management software provider in the world, our company, Tracker Products knows a thing or two about the importance of securing information.  We are well versed in securing data to protect our clients’ information.  However, the best security protocols in the world may not be able to secure your data if passwords […]

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Having an Organized Property and Evidence Room

Having managed a property and evidence room for four years, I can speak from experience how much organization makes a difference.  The best way to become organized is to have a superior evidence management system. When I managed the property room, I was forced to use the pen/paper system in the beginning.  This caused the […]

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Rating your Evidence Management System?

We live in a world full of ratings.  Thanks to technology and the Internet, people are able to rate every type of product, service, or entity, based on their personal experience.  Whether we realize it or not, we have all been impacted or contributed to these ratings in one form or another.   Think about your […]

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Tackling Evidence Accumulation Challenges With Auto Disposition

“By implementing Tracker, we have been able to get rid of so much evidence that we stopped plans for a new storage facility for the property and evidence department.” — Dave Simpson, Director of Technology, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Tackling the Evidence Accumulation Challenges With Auto Disposition If you were to ask 100 Evidence Technicians, […]

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Adopting the Evidence Auto-Disposition Mind-Set

The final link in the evidence custody chain is disposition. Proper evidence disposition is crucial to the integrity of the evidence custody chain as a whole. Based on location, and the local laws, there are different rules about the proper time to destroy, or return, evidence in cases. Some law enforcement agencies say that evidence […]

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Evidence and Auto Disposition: What it is, Why it’s important, and How it’s done!

Evidence and Auto Disposition: What it is, Why it’s important, and How it’s done! Undoubtedly, the single greatest problem most Evidence Managers have is … disposition. Many departments have had to acquire new buildings and exterior storage units to deal with the pile-up. Property rooms all over the country are bursting at the seams with […]

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Evidence Management System: Off the Shelf vs Building Internally

Should you purchase evidence management software from a vendor or use your internal resources to build your own evidence management system? Over the years the number of times I have had a potential client tell me “we are considering building an evidence management system in house” is staggering. Many companies have the resources to bring […]

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Hungry for Better Evidence Management?

Tracker Products Lunch and Evidence Management Software Demonstrations Imagine you have created a software company from the ground up that specializes in evidence management; how do you spread the word about your company? The answer is simple, food and information! In 2005 when Tracker Products was born to carry out the mission to 1) provide […]

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Evidence Management Tracking: RFID vs. Bar Code Technology

RFID! Very few acronyms create the kind of buzz that these four letters are generating in so many industries. If you are in charge of a property and evidence room, RFID is knocking at the door as a potential evidence management solution. Radio Frequency IDentification is a technology that already has an impact on most […]

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Tracker Evidence Management Software | Meet the Team: Kristee Ulerick

We are excited to start our new Meet the Team series by introducing you to Kristee Ulerick!  Kristee has been a valuable part of our Tracker Sales Team since she came on board 3 years ago.   As Director of Business Development, Kristee leveraged her previous experience as a Certified Property Evidence Specialist to become a […]

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Evidence Management Software Licensing: What You Need to Know

What is an Evidence Management Software User License? An evidence management software license is a legal agreement between the evidence management software provider and the purchaser that establishes the client’s right to use the software and which features they can access.  The structure of these user licenses varies depending on the evidence management software provider. […]

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Evidence Management: If You’re Not Getting Better, You’re Getting Worse

Are you happy with a participation trophy?  In my first year as head coach of my son’s youth football team, I was determined to make positive change.  The team had talented players, but had earned only one victory the previous season and had struggled immensely with attitude, effort, and execution.  There was definitely plenty of […]

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Evidence Management System Price vs Value

The Bitterness of Poor Quality Remains Long After the Sweetness of Low Price is Forgotten ~ Benjamin Franklin Government Agencies are often forced to make a decision of choosing between a quality evidence management system that forces the department to raise the budget, and a sub-par evidence management system that meets their budgetary constraints. As […]

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Evidence Management Software Versus Pen and Paper

With technological advances and increased use of connected handheld devices, it’s no surprise that the use of pen and paper is diminishing. Why use a pen and paper when you can type everything up on your tablet or phone? The same logic applies to your evidence management system. For evidence management, pen and paper are […]

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Evidence Management System Decision Guide: 10 Essential Factors to Consider

If you are thinking about improving your evidence management process, congratulations! In this post, we have outlined 10 essential factors to consider when comparing evidence management software alternatives.  After learning these 10 essential factors, be sure to access your free evidence management comparison worksheet to further aid your evaluation. Accessibility In today’s environment, you should […]

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The Evidence Management Path to Success

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford – Tracker Products has partnered with Evidence Management Institute to offer the new standard in evidence management training, certification, and consulting.  The standards and practices offered will help you and your agency meet the changing demands of the justice system. EMI’s Executive Director Shawn […]

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Tracker Products Launches New Website for its Evidence Management Software

Today, Tracker Products announced the launch of its redesigned website www.trackerproducts.com.   Tracker Products’ evidence tracking software SAFE is an end-to-end chain of custody software for physical and digital evidence. With the new website, visitors can more easily browse the features and benefits of SAFE. The new Tracker Products blog will provide visitors with enhanced evidence […]

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Just Use the RMS: Responding to Four Words that Make Evidence Managers Cringe

“We realized we can’t manage evidence with an RMS system.” – Capt. Regina Nowak, Spartanburg Police Dept. (South Carolina) Evidence management is a complex and dynamic process. Beginning in the field at collection all the way to that glorious day of disposition; every moment and movement requires careful documentation and attention. Evidence managers understand the […]

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Our System is Browser and Cloud Based: Why is That Important?

Tracker Products’ SAFE (Shared Archive for Evidence) software brings evidence management into the twenty-first century. We aim to enhance law enforcement agencies’ and other organizations’ operations with digital innovations. With automated alerts, customized report writing, intuitive dashboards, a mobile application, and more, we’ve striven to offer everything our clients need to crack their cases. As […]

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A Story of Law and Order

If evidence is the key to prosecuting crime, then a well-organized process for managing evidence is important. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department resolved not to allow their history to repeat itself, which included a veteran of the department being convicted of a crime due to, in part, lacking evidence practices. Berkeley County discovered the correct […]

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How You Can Track Evidence From the Crime Scene to the Courtroom

Losing a key piece of evidence is every law enforcement officer’s worst nightmare. You may know that a defendant is guilty or innocent based on a bloody jacket, bullet casing, contract, or even an email, but if you can’t produce this proof in court, you can’t bring justice to the victims. Unfortunately, the evidence is […]

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Why is Chain of Custody Tracking Important?

Evidence management can make or break a court case. Important files, DNA, photographs, and other information can corroborate a suspect’s testimony or disprove a defendant’s argument so the jury and other authorities involved can make a confident decision. However, when it comes to official law enforcement proceedings, even the tiniest slip can get evidence thrown […]

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How We Go Green: Paperless Evidence Tracking

Organizations, businesses, and institutions across the nation are going green. Law enforcement agencies are no exception—police departments, in particular, are finding innovative ways to become more energy efficient, such as switching to battery-operated freeway flares or even upgrading their vehicles to hybrid models. While much environmentally friendly emphasis falls to more efficient law enforcement gadgetry, […]

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Our Product: SAFE Digital Evidence Management

It’s undeniable: we’re living in a digital age. Nowadays, everything from medicine to communication has been computerized. As such, it makes sense that law enforcement and police agencies would follow suit. However, handling sensitive criminal and legal data in a digital manner isn’t without its difficulties. That’s where Tracker comes in. Our sophisticated software, SAFE, […]

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Our Goals: The Automated Evidence Recordkeeping Revolution

Law enforcement agencies, police departments, legal departments, and collections divisions rely on evidence. Key items, test results, and other pieces of information can make or break a case. Proper evidence tracking and analysis can bring justice to the victims of crimes, settle important debts, and ensure a company’s future. For the past ten years, Tracker […]

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7 Ways Tracker Makes Our Products Easy to Use

Let’s face it: newfangled software can be difficult to learn and implement. How many of us have struggled to install a new program or figure out the buttons on an app? At Tracker Products, we provide evidence management, asset management, and e-Discovery software. Our SAFE product helps organizations, institutions, and companies organize, store, and analyze their […]

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Tracking Products: Why Barcode is Better Than RFID

At Tracker Products, we provide advanced technology to make life simpler and easier for a wide variety of clients, from law enforcement agencies to major multinational corporations. We offer SAFE as an evidence tracking system designed to expedite criminal investigations. The Tracker team constantly explores new technologies and techniques to see if they may help […]

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The Consequences of Untested Sexual Assault Kits

Across our nation, sexual assaults lead to tragic and even deadly consequences. If the victim survives the attack, they are likely to live in fear while suffering mentally and physically. Sadly, victims and their families have one more outcome to fear, that the law enforcement investigation is not performed thoroughly or effectively. Unfortunately, this is […]

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Digital Evidence Management Software

Almost nothing can capture news headlines like a tragic interaction between a police officer and a member of the public. For far too many years, the outcome of the use of police force has been subject to a “he said, she said” debate. With the invention of high-quality, miniaturized video cameras, however, police departments now […]

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