Quickly capturing fugitives is essential to public safety.
The ability for law enforcement and bail enforcement agents to mask or modify their appearance on Caller ID is a basic necessity to efficiently deal with the workload:
- Approximately 3.1 million defendants per year are released. Of this number 42% and 23% respectively are released via the private (bail agents) and public sector (courts)1
- 62% of felony defendants are released from State courts, based on a study conducted in the 75 largest counties between 1990 and 20042
- While released, 17% are arrested for a new offense, including 11% for a felony.
Of the released felony suspects approximately 712,000 become fugitives when a bench warrant is issued for failure to appear in State court. Unfortunately even with the combined efforts of the public and private sector, they can’t be captured fast enough.
Part of being on the run is being evasive. Law Enforcement and Bail Enforcement Agents must skip trace to locate these offenders. Technology such as Caller ID can be a friend or a foe. A fugitive may answer a call from a recognizable number (i.e. a number they know or originating in their locale) or will look for a new safe house if they see “POLICE DEPT” on Caller ID.
The ability to use a different number can be an important tool to locate fugitives before they re-offend. Outbound Dial offers a practical, easy, efficient, and secure replacement for directly dialing.
- Increase likelihood of establishing contact by using alternative phone numbers
- Dial a number to access the service and then dial any phone number in the U.S. or Canada
- Information displayed on Caller ID can be limited to agency approved numbers or controlled by field agents depending on desired security settings
An Important Telco Tool That Works Hand-In-Hand with Our Data Tools
Data Tools can only take you so far, especially with hardcore skips like fugitives. Most fugitives are located via parallel skip tracing by contacting their relatives and associates and then leveraging them or other human intelligence like informants to determine their whereabouts.
Outbound Dial helps level the playing field by improving contact rates and capturing fugitives before they have a chance re-offend.
To help along the way, we offer free demos and training, either web-based or onsite. Just in case, emergency support is available 24/7.
Outbound Dial is a restricted service and is not available to all industry professionals.
Please contact us to learn more.
1 According to the Professional Bail Agents of the United States, 2 million defendants are released by an estimated 14,000 commercial bail agents. Remaining 1.1 million defendants was calculated based on State court statistics from below study.
2 Pretrial Release of Felony Defendants in State Courts by Thomas H. Cohen, Ph.D., Brian A. Reaves, Ph.D. http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=834