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$4.75 Million Federal Grant Available For Evidence Management

The U.S. Department of Justice recently released the FY 2020 SAFE-ITR grant which provides $4.75 million in funding for agencies "to implement an evidence management program to inventory, track, and report untested and unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs)."FileOnQ has read through the entire grant document and are confident the capabilities of ou...
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Contra Costa Sheriff will implement the DigitalOnQ Digital Evidence Management System (DEMS) from FileOnQ, Inc.

SEATTLE, WA – April 30, 2020 - FileOnQ Inc., is pleased to announce the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department has chosen to implement the DigitalOnQ system (DEMS) to manage their digital evidence. Located in central California, the department of 1,100 sworn officers initially implemented the EvidenceOnQ system in 2008 to manage their physical property and evidence. In 2018, they added the FileOnQ Quartermaster solution to manage their equipment. With ever-increasing digital evidence, Contra Costa County decided to further expand its sof...
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Richmond Hill Police Dept. (GA) will Implement Evidence Management System from FileOnQ, Inc.

SEATTLE, WA – April 17, 2020 - FileOnQ Inc., is pleased to announce the Richmond Hill Police Department has chosen to implement the EvidenceOnQ system to manage their physical evidence. Located in southeast Georgia, the department of 35 sworn officers chose the EvidenceOnQ software solution to improve the efficiency and integrity of their property and evidence operations.The EvidenceOnQ system will be deployed at the Richmond Hill Police Department by a FileOnQ Customer Success Team. The Team brings vast law enforc...
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Georgia State University Police will Implement Evidence Management System from FileOnQ, Inc.

SEATTLE, WA – April 8, 2020 - FileOnQ Inc., is pleased to announce the Georgia State University Police Department has chosen to implement the EvidenceOnQ system to manage their physical evidence. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the department of 134 sworn officers chose the EvidenceOnQ software solution to improve the efficiency and integrity of their property and evidence operations.​The EvidenceOnQ system will be deployed at the Georgia State University Police Department by a FileOnQ Customer Success Team. The Team ...
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Mesquite Police (NV) will Implement the EvidenceOnQ Evidence Management System from FileOnQ, Inc.

SEATTLE, WA – April 1, 2020 - FileOnQ Inc., is pleased to announce the Mesquite Police Department (NV) has chosen to implement the EvidenceOnQ system to manage their physical evidence. Located in southeastern Nevada, the department of 38 sworn officers chose the EvidenceOnQ software solution to improve the efficiency and integrity of their property and evidence operations.​The EvidenceOnQ system will be deployed at the Mesquite Police Department by a FileOnQ Customer Success Team. The Team brings vast law enfo...
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Corona Police will Implement the DigitalOnQ Digital Evidence Management System (DEMS) from FileOnQ, Inc.

SEATTLE, WA – March 26, 2020 - FileOnQ Inc., is pleased to announce the Corona Police Department has chosen to implement the DigitalOnQ system to manage their digital evidence. Located in southern California, the department of 185 sworn officers initially implemented the EvidenceOnQ system in 2006 to manage their physical property and evidence. In 2009, they added the FileOnQ Quartermaster solution to manage their equipment. With ever-increasing digital evidence, the Corona Police Department decided to further expa...
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Red Bluff Police will Implement the DigitalOnQ Digital Evidence Management System (DEMS) from FileOnQ, Inc.

SEATTLE, WA – March 19, 2020 - FileOnQ Inc., is pleased to announce the Red Bluff Police Department has chosen to implement the DigitalOnQ system to manage their digital evidence. Located in northern California, the department of 22 sworn officers initially implemented the EvidenceOnQ system in 2010 to manage their physical property and evidence. With ever-increasing digital evidence, Red Bluff decided to expand its software solution from FileOnQ by adding the DigitalOnQ system. It is conveniently integrated with EvidenceOnQ, thu...
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Snohomish County Sheriff Implements Physical & Digital Evidence Solutions From FileOnQ Inc.

SEATTLE, WA – March 6, 2020 - FileOnQ Inc., a leading provider of law enforcement software solutions, has announced that the Snohomish County​ Sheriff will be implementing both EvidenceOnQ and DigitalOnQ. ​Located in Everett, WA - Snohomish County​ Sheriff​ has around 280 commissioned officers and chose the EvidenceOnQ and DigitalOnQ software solutions to improve the management of both their physical and digital evidence. Snohomish County​ Sheriff​ will be deploying FileOnQ's...

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NIST Evidence Management Conference - Live Online Event

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will be hosting the Evidence Management Conference on October 2-4, 2019, at the NIST Gaithersburg campus. WATCH LIVE!The issue of evidence management has become a national concern for several reasons, including the movement to resolve sexual assault kit backlogs, headlines describing problems in evidence rooms and scientific advances that have led to an increase in the amount of evidence being submitted and stored. The infrastructure and techno...

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Regional police records system ‘a disaster’ as costs mount for Portland police

The ambitious project, though, was beset by problems from the start, with officers complaining that the new system was too cumbersome and complicated to use Enter Article DATE HERE Seven years after it was touted as an innovative electronic records system to manage police reports from 40 police agencies for sharing, the RegJIN program now has ...
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Auburn man charged with rape and murder in 1993 Alaska cold case

Police in Alaska said DNA evidence linked Downs to the crime. February 16, 2019 AUBURN — A 44-year-old Auburn man was arrested Friday and charged with the rape and murder of a woman in Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1993. Maine State Police arrested Steven H. Downs in connection with the slaying of 20-year-old Sophie Sergie in April 1993 at the University o...
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Detectives Solve Decades-Old Cold Case Using Public DNA Database

To catch him, law enforcement agencies tapped into the increasingly popular field of consumer DNA testing ; they searched a free online database where anyone can share data from at-home genetic tests to hunt for familial matches. February 1, 2019 Detectives in Oregon solved a 40-year-old cold case with the help a popular ancestry and genealogy data...
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Investigators use genetic genealogy to solve 1983 cold case sexual battery on 12-year-old girl

The suspect, William Louis Nichols, had previously been charged with rape in his home state of Wisconsin Enter Article DATE HERE Authorities in Florida have linked a suspect to a 1983 cold case of sexual battery on a 12-year-old girl using genetic genealogy , an investigative technology that uses an unknown suspect's DNA to trace his or her fa...
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Ex-police tech admits stealing drugs from evidence locker, affecting dozens of cases

It was the second instance of drug thefts at the Billings locker in roughly three years. February 1, 2019 Rawlyn Michelle Strizich pleaded guilty to tampering with public records or information in Yellowstone County District Court on Friday. Under a plea deal, prosecutors will recommend a six-year deferred imposition of sentence and will automatica...
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Murdered 20-year-old woman finally identified 31 years later

Enter Headline here February 6, 2019 Southern California cold case investigators announced this week a breakthrough in identifying a 1987 stabbing victim whose hands had been hacked off by her killer. The investigators identified the Jane Doe homicide victim as Tracey Hobson after 31 years using "forensic genealogy techniques," according to the Ora...
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Portland Police Solve 40-Year-Old Cold Case Murder With DNA Match (Genealogy)


Detectives used forensic genealogy to map familial lines through DNA collected from the crime scene January 31, 2019 Portland's Cold Case Homicide Detail announced the identification of the person it says is responsible for the 40-year-old murder case of Anna Marie Hlavka. Twenty-year-old Hlavka was found dead after being sexually assaulted in her ...
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Fremont cold-case killing solved through familial DNA

The DNA technology company used family trees and narrowed in on Guerrero as a suspect. January 24, 2019 In December 1990, Upton was a manager at the Safeway in Fremont's Irvington neighborhood. Co-workers said he was dependable and was always prompt. "One day, he didn't show up," Blas said. "They got a little bit concerned. Next day he didn't show ...
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Fired police chief bullied others, ignored bad evidence locker, termination letter says

Hired a felon as an officer and supplied a gun to a code enforcement officer who failed a psychological exam. Enter Article DATE HERE The termination letter for former Atwater Police Chief Samuel Joseph alleges he did not properly secure the department's evidence locker, routinely bullied or threatened subordinates, hired a felon as an officer...
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Rape suspect arrested in 1990s cold cases after familial DNA leads investigators to twin brother

In August 2018, investigators, partnering with the FBI's Investigative Genealogy Team , submitted DNA f January 12, 2019 Investigators have arrested a man on suspicion of raping two victims — a 9-year-old girl walking home from the store and a woman jogger, both 1990s cold cases from Orange County — after genealogical data led them to the suspect's...
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