These scenario is one where we could really approach
using both old school techniques and new ones as well. We both could go
on and on with a list of what we might be able to do with this example.
One thing I have found frustrating is how long it might take us to
identify if we do have a series occurring in our area. I know here in San
Diego we have numerous sub stations and oftentimes, the lack of communicating
(intentionally or not), can cause us to be unaware of other cases, which might
let us actually solve the series. For those in the class whom are not
aware of what constitutes a series, can you provide us guidelines please?
We have what we call Investigative Supplementals where the assigned Detectives
can list their case, possible suspect info etc., and have that information
published in the Supp's. These are produced daily and disseminated
throughout our entire Department. The issue is when our
officers/Detective's don't' take the time to read them.
Do you have any other recommendations as to how we might go about identifying
we actually do have a series going on is usually another follow up question I
ask but you beat me to it by adding the suggestion of the geographic grid is
great. We are lucky enough to have crime analysts on board to help us
plot and link based on certain criteria. As a L/E Manager, it is
imperative we know our resources so we might kindly suggest to others another
route to look at
questions need answered list references thanks