False Alarm Reduction Program

False Alarm Reduction Program

The False Alarm Reduction Program (FARP) is designed to control false alarms. In some jurisdictions, it’s estimated that 90% of alarm calls are for false alarms. While much of the FARP programming is built around education and permitting, ultimately, FARP...
CSI Effect

CSI Effect

The research behind the CSI effect is most closely associated with how forensic crime shows might affect the outcomes of jury trials. This blog post focuses on what the victims of burglary, theft and loss expect the police to do in the event of this type of crime....
Operation Identification

Operation Identification

Operation Identification (Operation ID) is a security system endorsed by the police. It was first developed in 1963. It is a highly effective D.I.Y. version of how people the world round register and tag motor vehicles. While other security strategies have their uses,...
Teasing Apart the UID and the IUID

Teasing Apart the UID and the IUID

When it comes to MIL STD 130, the Unique Identification (UID) and the Item Unique Identification (IUID) are two distinct things that are almost always printed together. What they are and what they are not, and what they do and what they don’t do are important to...
Exchange Principle

Exchange Principle

The exchange principle, or the Theory of Exchange, was first conceptualized by Edmond Locard in the late 18th century, and up to the 1930s when he published three papers in the American Journal of Police Science. Theory of Exchange The essence of the exchange...
Tracing Versus Tracking

Tracing Versus Tracking

On and off over the decades, with very little success, private and public institutions try their hand at generating interest in consumer tracing technology. Because of the very successful marketing strategies on the part of companies that focus on the more expensive,...
Docket DARS–2016–0035 (DFARS Case 2015-D035)

Docket DARS–2016–0035 (DFARS Case 2015-D035)

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Part 245 [Docket DARS–2016–0035] RIN 0750–AJ11 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Use of the Government Property Clause (DFARS Case 2015-D035) AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations...
DFARS Case 2015-D035: Low-Cost Solution

DFARS Case 2015-D035: Low-Cost Solution

Anybody who is involved with government contracting has to be mindful of the sharp teeth of G. L. Christian and Associates v. United States (a.k.a. the Christian Doctrine). The U.S. Court of Federal Claims, in its 1963 decision, makes it clear that the FAR and its...
IUID is a Glorified Serial Number

IUID is a Glorified Serial Number

When it comes to the property clauses of the FAR, DFARS, NFS and Green Book, there remains a great deal of confusion about the definitions surrounding what constitutes “marked property.” (HINT: It’s not the IUID which is akin to a VIN)....
Pickpocket Protection

Pickpocket Protection

When traveling in the United States or abroad, there are simple ways to protect yourself against pickpockets. It’s so important to take proactive steps to prevent being a victim of a property crime. It’s also important to have the tools to help the police...