Even though they’re Dallas Cowboys fans, the staff at LeadsOnline, the nation’s largest online investigative tool used by police departments, is treating some lucky police officers to Sunday’s Denver Broncos game at INVESCO Field. In town for the 116th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Exposition, LeadsOnline wanted a way to say thanks to a handful of police officers for all the hard work they do in their respective communities. The Dallas-based company purchased tickets for the game in Denver and will be cheering on the Broncos and Cowboys with officers from various departments across the country:
Chief Tim Shelby of the Monterey, California Police Department; Chief Charlie Brown of the Ocoee, Florida Police Department; Deputy Chief Walter Gorman of the Jefferson Parish, Lousiana Sheriff’s Office;Major Babin and Lieutenant Walther, both of the Kenner, Louisiana Police Department; and Lieutenant Dan Smith of the Homewood, Alabama Police Department.
More than 15,000 law enforcement professionals will be attending the 116th Annual IACP Conference and Expositionin Denver October 3-7, 2009. LeadsOnline, an online database that helps police track and recover stolen property, will participate in the conference. The officers won the tickets when LeadsOnline sent an email out asking for interested fans to come join the fun.
“This is a great way for us to tell these officers ‘thank you’ for all that they do for the citizens in their communities,” says Ashley Sacrider, Group Sales Manager for LeadsOnline, who will host the officers at the game. “We see how devoted they are every day to solving crimes and recovering stolen goods for crime victims. Now, if they Cowboys can steal a win in Denver, we’d be even happier.”
LeadsOnline purchased season tickets to the new Cowboys stadium in Arlington, Texas, and for each game invites police officers from participating agencies across the country. So, if the opponent is from Pittsburgh, they’ll invite officers from departments in the area. And when they can, LeadsOnline will travel to away games and treat local officers to the game, like this weekend in Denver.
LeadsOnline is an online database that allows police to search all the items sold in secondhand and pawn shops across the country. This way, police can locate stolen items with just a few clicks.
LeadsOnline is the nation’s largest online investigative systemused by more than 3,000 law enforcement agencies to recover stolen property and solve crimes. Each day, millions of items are added to the LeadsOnline database by businesses including second-hand stores, scrap metal recyclers, pawnshops, and Internet drop-off stores across all 50 states. Those records are instantly available to law enforcement agencies, meaning crimes can be solved in seconds, not months. The LeadsOnline system, compatible with the NCIC, serves as an indispensible, efficient, and money-saving resource for detectives because it provides a cross-jurisdictional, instantaneous, and accurate database that stops criminals from escaping detection by selling stolen items in another city. An official eBay partner, LeadsOnline helps prevent illegal transactions on the eBay website by giving law enforcement access to the world’s largest online marketplace through automatic upload of all eBay transactions into the LeadsOnline database. LeadsOnline also includes LeadsOnlabs, a system for tracking those involved in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamines; a Metal Theft Investigation System designed to track copper and other metal thefts; andcross-checks names of pawn customers against the OFAC SDN list of known terrorists and narcotics traffickers. Each year, LeadsOnline is credited with recovering millions of dollars in stolen goods and solving thousands of crimesthat are often associated with bigger crimes, such as homicide, identity theft,and arson. Based in Dallas and led by President and CEO Dave Finley, LeadsOnline works with thousands of agencies throughout the country, including the New York Police Department, the Dallas Police Department, and the San Francisco Police Department. http://www.leadsonline.com