Developing a Strategic Investigative Plan

Every single crime that is determined, while the crime itself may be individual in nature, can be looked at by breaking it down and using the same comprehensive process. An example of this process for action could be the chain of daytime robberies which have been occurring in a single area of City X. They might be looked at by using actions as the basis for the creation of a tactical operational plan that can be adopted by the investigating officials to ensure a complete and comprehensive analysis and determine if there is a pattern or if these robberies are even connected. The plan would look something like the following: Private investigators

The critical first step to the analysis should be to identify and review each circumstance and determine whether all pertinent information about each robbery was gathered (i. e. time of occurrence, description of perpetrator(s); such as height, weight, frizzy hair color, clothing, speech habits. Details that may be useful to the exploration should have been considered and recorded). The second step will be to conduct second interviews of each and every of the store owners and possible witnesses to each criminal offenses, if there are any new facts about the cases or to determine if there is any false reporting. Doing this can help us to determine the M. To. (Modus Operandi) of the perpetrator(s) (TheIACP. org, 2014). 

Step three in the investigation is the setting of the specialized researched tasks to certain individuals. Such specialized tasks might include, but are not limited to, fingerprint identification, online video recording analysis to clean up surveillance tapes in an effort to better identify possible suspects, and officers conversant in an ethnic language to higher socialize with any non-English communicating in peoples who may be the victims or witnesses of the crimes. By simply making note of who the task was allocated to, when it was assigned and when it was completed, it will help to keep the investigation organized and easy to manage. People not be people “tripping over each other”, as they say.

Next, we will need to check out each piece of evidence which has been gathered at each specific scene and group them together by type of evidence (photo, video, interview, witness statement, physical data, etc. ), date of incident, and proximity to other robberies, time of day, etc. The items of evidence that are similar to other crimes are put into a group and those that are very different would be located into a second group to be appeared at later in the investigation. This fifth step in the investigation will aid in the perseverance that robberies could be from the same criminal or perpetrators. Once all of the information has been identified, the facts from each robbery will need to be gathered together to create a “picture” of the event. This picture attempt to lay out the collection of events or fb timeline.

To further aid in creating the “picture”, the sixth step would involve securing any and all video surveillance tapes of the crime scene if they are available. Coming from them, we could possibly obtain information that could possibly aid us by capturing images of the thieves in the act of the commission of the offense. If possible, it might also assist if tapes from surrounding businesses could be obtained as they might show the perpetrator(s) prior to or after the commission rate of the crime. In order for us to garner the tapes, desires must be made of every business which may have visual records. If a business refuses however, we would first want to get search warrants in order to have video records for the dates and times of the robberies.

With the tapes at your fingertips, including any that required search police warrants to obtain, we might then provide them to a team of specific investigators will have to go over each tape and make note of any dubious activity before and after the crime, as well as being attentive to anything that may identify the thieves during the commission of the criminal offenses. An example of this may be something as simple as a tattoo made obvious with a sleeve yanking back when a crook is reaching for the amount. When comparing information from different crimes, this can also promote determination of which individuals to require a closer look at. Happen to be there certain people who appear in each one of the areas at the time of the crimes? These would be the people to make a special notice of through adding to the set of suspects to question. Step Seven would be the interviewing of these suspects (HR. BLR. com, 2007).