My job on the fugitive task force in our very dangerous town in getting dangerous criminals off the street as quickly as possible. The reason that our town has a history of being labeled dangerous is because the gangs have taken root and really expanded their territories. As hard as we fight to control them, the harder they fight back to take more of the city back. If we did not do something soon, the entire city would be under their control.
My team used to rely on informants to help us crack the code and bring fugitives to justice, but with the explosion of gang violence, people are terrified to say anything that could put them or their families at risk. There already have been a number of situations where the gang will send soldiers to a residence to deliver a message about rats. If you even think about talking to the police, or giving up a gang member, your family will be injured without question.
In order to hunt down these fugitives, we have developed a few unique resources that have given us the ability to locate and apprehend dangerous fugitives, and it might come as a surprise that the biggest of them all is at the local prison. The reason this is so effective is the gang have no idea we are collecting information right from the source without anyone being aware.
Securus Technologies placed an updated inmate call monitoring system in our jail, and corrections officers have been raving about how it does the work of a dozen officers and unveils things going on in the jail despite the inmates knowing they are being listened to when they make calls. Securus Technologies is currently in 2,600 different jails, and the CEO Richard Smith says his entire Dallas-based employee base is dedicated to helping make the world safe for everyone.
My team monitored the call system for a few days concerning our fugitive, and luckily it picked up on chatter between low-level gang members in jail complaining about how this fugitive was getting credit for things they did for the gang. They unknowingly revealed how he was hiding, and from there we simply sent a team to the location to make the arrest and bring the suspect into custody. These gang members may be tough, but in most cases they are not smart enough to keep their mouths shut.