The Project Group’s RFID subsidiary, Pro Squared, announced today that it is developing a handheld enabled, RFID based evidence tracking system for use by Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement officials. This system is only available for demonstration to the law enforcement community on a highly restricted basis for confidentiality purposes.
The solution is network-based to allow law enforcement personnel to RFID tag and track of all evidence as it is collected, categorized and stored at various locations throughout the Law Enforcement and Court systems before, during and after trial. As evidence moves through the law enforcement system, from the scene of a crime and through the court system, Pro Squared’s RFID solution & technology will track the location of any single piece of evidence, within any law enforcement building which is connected to the RFID system. Further, Pro Squared’s RFID solution will track the chain of custody of evidence.
Chain of custody tracking presents critical challenges to law enforcement and the prosecution teams who must present the evidence during trials. Pro Squared’s VPN based system is designed to locate, track and create audit trails of all evidence collected while in the possession of Law Enforcement. Documenting and reporting the chain of custody of evidence is a vital process, in today’s law enforcement and prosecutorial divisions as well the court system of the United States. Pro Squared’s solution will help automate and correct many of the issues that have plagued those burdened with the task of tracking thousands of pieces of evidence. The responsibility of chain of custody for evidence once collected, includes, police officers, administrative staff, clerical employees, court officers and employees, prosecutors, defense attorneys and many others.
Pro Squared President Raphael Feldman developed an early version of the system to help track Arson Evidence gathered by the State Arson investigators in the state of Indiana. By restructuring our database engine, and vital key components, Pro Squared will be capable of expanding the solution to the complete law enforcement community, including Federal, State and Local authorities, all of whom are responsible for knowing the whereabouts of evidence collected when crimes have occurred.