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Wk. 1 Bus Radio Theft Investigation Case
Bus Radio Theft Investigation Case
SEC/431
Terrance Salter
June 08, 2020
Instructor: John Seale
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Wk. 1 Bus Radio Theft Investigation Case
Scenario
Over the past two years there has been multiple thefts occurring of two way radios
from buses located at The Kelsey Unified School Districts bus yard. The common element of
amongst these thefts is that they have been occurring within 1 to 4 weeks after they are
being installed. All of these thefts has happened in the bus compound lots, they the buses
are kept overnight. The most recent theft that occurred was last night at the bus yard of the
Kelsey Unified School District. Let’s head over to the crime scene to see how we can
investigate this case and find us a suspect or suspects.
Conduct the Investigation
In order to conduct this investigation we should gather as much information about
the case like the employees, any reports, etc. This information will give me a guideline if
where to start in this case and who I should be interviewing. First interviews will be
conducted so that information can be gathered so that enough information is obtained
about what is going on. Then we will take a look at the crime scene and gather as much
evidence as needed that we find at the crime scene. We would then speak with the security
and find any surveillance that shows what has been occurring with these thefts and also if
there are any statements or documents that is needed for this case we will gather that
information as well.
Interviews
Based on the circumstances of the case, as the investigator you have the full
authority to investigate each employee on that interview visit. The interviews will remain
confidential and in private areas away from any distractions. Interviews will be recorded
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which the person being interviewed will be made aware. Recording the interview will
corroborate the story and what has taken place. As the investigator, you will only just listen
and say less so that you can gather as much information. Questions asked should only be
facts about what they know about these thefts.
Interviewing a Suspect
If you suspect that the person you are interviewing is the suspect you proceed with
caution because you are looking to get the truth. You want to start by doing the following:
Build a bond with the suspect
Gain fact-finding information
Develop an interrogation tactic
As a suspect you would view the investigator as a person that is not judgmental and fair.
You want to start off with a positive approach when interviewing a possible suspect.
Questions asked should not be threatening and have nothing to do with the case. Start off
by asking the suspect questions about themselves and don’t make them feel like you are
accusing them of something. During the interview you want to develop information about
the suspect activities and check if they have any alibis. During this time of questioning you
want to find out why they committed the crime and what their motives were. During this
time you preparing for some interrogation tactics that way you can get some detailed and
information that can bring some good insight to this case.
Confidentiality
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Confidentiality is an important factor in any investigation. Witnesses may request
the investigator to remain confidential with the information they share. The investigator
may advise the witnesses at the beginning of the interviewing that it is not guaranteed that
the information they share or provide may not be 100% confidential. There should be no
promises made to witnesses because the information they disclose may have to used. In
this case we are conducting an investigation at a school bus company on behalf of the
company. The employer may argue that they want all the information pertaining to what
the investigation. Investigators may not disclose the information to the employer which can
result to a liability to the employer for not being able to obtain that confidential
information. Witnesses may require confidentiality but make no promises because it is not
always guaranteed.
Technological Tools
The tools needed for this investigation will be a recorder. This is needed for the
purposes of recording the interviews with the witnesses. A camera so that we can take
pictures of the crime scene and any other evidence that is left at the crime scene. There will
be fingerprint powder to collect any evidence of fingerprints that are found at the scene.
Additional Information
Additional information about this case would have to come from interviewing
certain witnesses again. There would also be additional information that can be found in
the guard room if there are surveillance cameras.
Questions to Ask
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For additional information it is best to start speaking the transportation director for
a second interview. The question to ask is, “ When have you s

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Wk. 1 – Bus Radio Theft Investigation Case Bus Radio Theft Investigation Case SEC/431 Terrance Salter June 08, 2020 Instructor: John Seale Wk. 1 – Bus Radio Theft Investigation Case Scenario Over the past two years there has been multiple thefts occurring of two way radios from buses located at The Kelsey Unified School Districts bus yard. The common element of amongst these thefts is that they have been occurring within 1 to 4 weeks after they are being installed. All of these thefts has happened in the bus compound lots, they the buses are kept overnight. The most recent theft that occurred was last night at the bus yard of the Kelsey Unified School District. Let’s head over to the crime scene to see how we can investigate this case and find us a suspect or suspects. Conduct the Investigation In order to conduct this investigation we should gather as much information about the case like the employees, any reports, etc. This information will give me a guideline if where to start in this case and who I should be interviewing. First interviews will be conducted so that information can be gathered so that enough information is obtained about what is going on. Then we will take a look at the crime scene and gather as much evidence as needed that we find at the crime scene. We would then speak with the security and find any surveillance that shows what has been occurring with these thefts and also if there are any statements or documents that is needed for this case we will gather that information as well. Interviews Based on the circumstances of the case, as the investigator you have the full authority to investigate each employee on that interview visit. The interviews will remain confidential and in private areas away from any distractions. Interviews will be recorded Wk. 1 – Bus Radio Theft Investigation Case which the person being interviewed will be made aware. Recording the interview will corroborate the story and what has taken place. As the investigator, you will only just listen and say less so that you can gather as much information. Questions asked should only be facts about what they know about these thefts. Interviewing a Suspect If you suspect that the person you are interviewing is the suspect you proceed with caution because you are looking to get the truth. You want to start by doing the following: • Build a bond with the suspect • Gain fact-finding information • Develop an interrogation tactic As a suspect you would view the investigator as a person that is not judgmental and fair. You want to start off with a positive approach when interviewing a possible suspect. Questions asked should not be threatening and have nothing to do with the case. Start off by asking the suspect questions about themselves and don’t make them feel like you are accusing them of something. During the interview you want to develop information about the suspect activities and check if they have any alibis. During this time of questioning you want to find out why they committed the crime and what their motives were. During this time you preparing for some interrogation tactics that way you can get some detailed and information that can bring some good insight to this case. Confidentiality Wk. 1 – Bus Radio Theft Investigation Case Confidentiality is an important factor in any investigation. Witnesses may request the investigator to remain confidential with the information they share. The investigator may advise the witnesses at the beginning of the interviewing that it is not guaranteed that the information they share or provide may not be 100% confidential. There should be no promises made to witnesses because the information they disclose may have to used. In this case we are conducting an investigation at a school bus company on behalf of the company. The employer may argue that they want all the information pertaining to what the investigation. Investigators may not disclose the information to the employer which can result to a liability to the employer for not being able to obtain that confidential information. Witnesses may require confidentiality but make no promises because it is not always guaranteed. Technological Tools The tools needed for this investigation will be a recorder. This is needed for the purposes of recording the interviews with the witnesses. A camera so that we can take pictures of the crime scene and any other evidence that is left at the crime scene. There will be fingerprint powder to collect any evidence of fingerprints that are found at the scene. Additional Information Additional information about this case would have to come from interviewing certain witnesses again. There would also be additional information that can be found in the guard room if there are surveillance cameras. Questions to Ask Wk. 1 – Bus Radio Theft Investigation Case For additional information it is best to start speaking the transportation director for a second interview. The question to ask is, “ When have you s Name: Description: ...
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