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Golden State Killer Case Solved with DNA Testing and Interview Recording System

How Genetic Genealogy Is Changing the World of Cold Cases When Joseph James DeAngelo, AKA the Golden State Killer, was finally named and apprehended thanks to a new technique known as forensic, or investigative, genealogy, both law enforcem…

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Why All First Responders Should Try Yoga

And How to Get Started Although yoga has become significantly more mainstream in the last decade, many first respondersdon’t realize how much of a positive impact the practice could have on both their professional andpersonal lives. Onc…

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Interview Recording Laws in the US

For members of law enforcement well-versed in the practice, it may come as a surprise to learn that, as of 2017, only 25 states (including Washington, D.C.) are legally required to record their custodial interviews, with two others having adopted s…

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History of Forensic Science

The Surprising Start of Modern Forensic Science “Physical evidence cannot be wrong; it cannot perjure itself; it cannot be wholly absent. Only human failure to find it, study and understand it, can diminish its value.”—Paul L. Kirk…

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What does the decline of the DVD mean for the future of evidence storage?

If you still store your important interview files on CD, DVD, and Blu-ray— increasingly antiquated technologies—please read on.  Technology Is Moving FastAs our world becomes ever more digitized, it is uncertain just how long you’l…

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Four Reasons Why Mindfulness Is Great for First Responders

Chances are, you’ve heard the term mindfulness; it’s a well-established concept enjoying its moment in the sun, and for good reason: a mindfulness practice can dramatically reduce stress, improve focus, and keep your mind and body healthy…

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Seven Great Podcasts for First Responders

Here at Cardinal Peak Technologies, we appreciate a high-quality audio recording—which is why we wanted to highlight some of the best podcasts created just for law enforcement and their families. Below, we’ve compiled a list of shows that…

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Four Reasons Why We Don’t Sell CaseCracker Direct (and Why That’s Better for You!)

As the President at Cardinal Peak Technologies, the question I get most frequently is, “Why can’t I order my CaseCracker system directly from you?” The answer is simple; here at CPT, we focus exclusively on product development and lea…

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Five Ways to Better Connect with the Community You Serve

Forward-thinking law enforcement agencies across the country are adopting community policing techniques to better address crime and social disorder. Not only do these collaborative strategies improve community-police relations, but that i…

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Pro Tips for Designing Your Interview Room

Today, video and audio recording of interviews by law enforcement is now the norm. And while most agencies record, the number of interview rooms and types of layouts they require depend on both the size of the department and the kind of interviews…

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