The International Association of Chiefs of Police has recognized two Florida law enforcement groups with awards for excellence in criminal investigations. The competition challenged agencies to share creative ideas for crime investigations that could be adapted by other agencies investigating similar cases. Roughly 150 entries came in from around the country.
First runner-up went to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Miami-based Group 10. Group 10 reportedly developed ways to find drug groups abroad, make drug-related arrests, and seize drugs and money.
The Miramar Police Department received second runner-up. Their strategy involved sending a text message to their main suspect from the same phone number as a Miramar resident who’d disappeared last year. Sure enough, the suspect drove to several locations, leading police the victim’s decapitated body. The suspect awaits trial for premeditated first-degree murder.
Source: Miramar police cited for crime-solving style, South Florida Sun Sentinel, November 30, 2010
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