Human trafficking is everywhere, in many forms, every day. This dangerous criminal activity is often in plain sight, yet lurks in the shadows and on the fringes and goes undetected if you don’t know the signs. We’re committed to helping raise awareness of the signs of human trafficking. Knowledge is power and we are all on the first line of defense to help victims of human trafficking.
Common myths surround human trafficking:
Sex trafficking is the only form of human...
Unfortunately, 2016 saw several wildfires that are now suspected arson cases, such as the recent fires in Tennessee and Northern California. Fire scenes are often some of the toughest scenes to investigate and analyze. Potential evidence has been disturbed or destroyed; the area might not be safe; and they’re naturally dark, making it difficult to spot items of interest.
However, fire scenes should be treated as crime scenes and extensively documented. Arson cases typically go to trial about...
Winter brings on longer periods of darkness, colder temperatures and challenging weather conditions. These conditions can change the environment that law enforcement operates in. Cold temperatures means less people (and witnesses) outside and around. There’s often less opportunity for random crime but criminal activities tend to shift towards more premediated crimes, such as robberies and property crimes.
What does this mean for you? Challenging conditions mean it’s essential that you...
Our new Thermal Imaging Cameras (TICs) allow you to measure temperature differentials from as close as 6 inches to as far as 500-1,800 feet away depending on the model. That’s six times as long as an American football field. Being able to see the difference in temperature can give you significant advantages in more ways than you may think.
Here are 5 scenarios where our customers have found Thermal Imaging Cameras to be very helpful to meeting their mission:
Search & Rescue....
As we start the holiday season in the U.S. with Thanksgiving, we are taking some time to reflect on what this means to us. “Giving Thanks” is something that we strive to do on a daily basis to our customers, our #policepartners and #publicsafetypartners, for the difficult work you willingly do every day to keep us and our communities safe. We are truly grateful to each and every one of you for your business and more importantly for your partnership and trust in Sirchie to help you with...
The forensic nurse is often called upon to handle the most horrific cases of abuse. They’re on the front line of helping victims and establishing justice. They must balance the need to provide much-needed medical attention while collecting evidence from a potential living crime scene. A crime scene that is in the form of a vulnerable, scared, and sometimes uncooperative victim. That evidence is often used to bring charges against and prosecute perpetrators.
We honor and thank all forensic...
Domestic violence can take many forms including child abuse and neglect, elder abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and others. As a partner of all public health and safety professionals, we’re committed to providing information to help seek justice for all victims of violence. Proper documentation of bruises and contusions can be an essential part of domestic violence investigations.
Any type of assault can leave bruises and contusions, the most common injuries observed in...
At Sirchie, we’re always working to develop and deliver the tools and training you need to command your scene more efficiently. Our mission: How can we make your life on the job easier?
Simply put, we listen to you and anticipate what you’ll need. With an eye to the future, especially with technology changes, we’re introducing the following products at #IACP2016. Stop by our booth – Booth #1711 – to learn more, especially on Monday afternoon. We’ll have some beer and raffles for...
We recognize the importance of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the leadership this organization provides for modern policing. At Sirchie, we are dedicated #policepartners working to deliver solutions that help you eliminate the uncertainty in the scenes you encounter. We respect and admire your commitment to establish public safety and it is our commitment to you to provide solutions that help you Command Every Scene™ you face.
Going beyond our...
“Awesome instructors, great stories, really excellent workshop, very impressed.”
“Program was very beneficial. Will definitely use in the classroom and enhance curriculum.”
“Yes, many, many practical exercises for college students!”
“This symposium was excellent. Can’t wait until next year.”
(From Evaluation Forms, filled out anonymously, and received on July 15, 2016)
These statements were feedback from our first effort connecting with STEM teachers and forensic professors....
Holding the attention of your students while providing a great education is an everyday challenge for educators. With continued popularity from the “CSI effect” and true crime shows, forensics and crime scene investigation have gained favor with students around the world.
Whether you have an established forensics program, are just getting started, or are looking to incorporate forensics into STEM-based lessons and traditional disciplines like chemistry, biology, math, physics, etc.,...
Video surveillance offers the ability to objectively document crimes and activity. It has become a valuable tool in law enforcement’s arsenal to fight crime and solve cases. Additionally, video footage is often key evidence in court cases.
With technology advances, surveillance has come a long way from the man in a car with a camera and VHS tape recordings. Today, surveillance products produce clear, high-resolution images, live video feeds and recordings with the right technology....
The likelihood of an ideal arson or crime scene to photograph are pretty slim. You’re often up against difficult conditions, while at the same time, it’s important to get clean and detailed, photos. It sounds impossible but we’re here to help. Below, we’ve covered five difficult scenes to photograph and the best practices to get that crisp image.
On a side note, you first need to understand how each setting: shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and depth of field (DOF), in your camera works....
Thoughts and prayers are with all law enforcement during National Police Week as we honor all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you to all law enforcement and your families for the exceptional job that you do every day making the Thin Blue Line and keeping us from harm.
Our resolve is strong to recognize and support all of the exceptional work that is done to keep our communities safe.
Follow Sirchie on social media through the hashtags #SirchieSupports and #policepartners...
There’s no two arson scenes that will look exactly the same; the burn patterns, starting points, motives, etc. will always be different. The best way to help eliminate uncertainty in a fire and arson investigation is to employ the right tools to conduct your investigation.
We’re all about making things a little easier for the people with the toughest jobs. We partnered with fire and arson investigators to compile the best tools for your investigations, the things you may have thought about...