StarWitnessSM is pleased to announce the release of Interviewer 1.6. This software update brings new security features, account management tools, audit trail functionality, and other user-requested updates. We are excited to add these enhancements to our powerful, reliable, and easy-to-use interview recording system.
Thank you to everybody who stopped by our booth at the Texas Police Chiefs' Association conference. We are happy
StarWitness is demonstrating their latest police interrogation recording technologies at this conference.
Recording interviews is particularly essential when the person being interrogated is a juvenile. A recording can provide officers with invaluable protections against frivolous allegations of abuse. And most electronic recording systems pay for themselves by greatly reducing the need for and duration of costly pre-trial hearings about what happened inside the interrogation room.
Read more of Reducing Risks: An Executive’s Guide to Effective Juvenile Interview and Interrogation published by the IACP.
In recent years, DNA tests have proved something surprising: people sometimes confess to terrible crimes that they definitely did not commit. Officers in Great Britain think they've found a better way in the PEACE method, which stands for Preparation and Planning, Engage and Explain, Account, Closure and Evaluate.
Detective Corporal Casey Sutherland is the winner of the Amazon Echo. Thank you to everybody who stopped by our booth. We enjoyed meeting everybody and appreciate your service.
The Paul Coverdell organization is currently taking applications for their grant program that assists state and local government officials in forensic science funding.
Our equipment demos include a cup of coffee on us!
One Texas police department lost eight years of video evidence after the department's server was compromised with ransomware. According to the police department chief all bodycam video, some photos, some in-car video and some police department surveillance video were lost.
On Sept 28th, 2016 Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law that makes it mandatory for California law enforcement to record manslaughter interrogations. This is to improve on getting rightful convictions of guilty criminals and protecting those falsely accused. Before, the law stated that a recording was only necessary for juvenile murder investigations.
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Sam Burgiss is the Director of Products for StarWitness. He joined Signalscape in 2000 with a technical background and a passion for serving our country’s security, intelligence, defense, and law enforcement agencies.
Jane Cozens is the newest member of the StarWitness Team. Jane's background in communications and media studies makes her a great contributor to our blog. She also handles all support and maintenance renewals for StarWitness solutions as well as enrollment for product training. You can contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org