GTL Fusion Services Increase Safety and Prevent Crimes Inside Correctional Facilities
National Crime Prevention Month highlights the importance of increasing safety and decreasing crime rates, not just in communities but in facilities as well
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FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Oct. 25, 2021 – GTL, a trusted partner that connects those affected by incarceration with the resources and support necessary to achieve success, announced its support for National Crime Prevention Month as recognized each October. GTL Fusion Services provides investigative tools and highly qualified intelligence analysts to assist correctional facilities in preventing crimes before they happen, solving them after they do, and increasing safety for those in facilities and surrounding communities.
October serves as National Crime Prevention Month, encouraging everybody to help “Take a Bite Out of Crime®.” The National Crime Prevention Council and its partner organizations work with local law enforcement, government agencies, civic groups, and more to spread the word about crime prevention and personal safety.
GTL Fusion Services has seen a 25% increase in the number of cases for 2021 compared to the previous year, including forensically processing over 3,500 contraband cell phones. In addition, GTL has provided over 2,500 security leads to facilities.
“Our analysts have proven invaluable in identifying individuals engaging in criminal and security-threatening activities and deterring or stopping these activities through surveillance, data analysis, and interception,” explained Mitch Volkart, GTL Vice President, Intelligence Solutions.
In one case, a GTL intelligence analyst was asked to aid in locating a suspect who was wanted for his involvement in two shootings. The analyst was able to provide information that assisted in locating the individual.
In another instance, an analyst was able to identify a group of individuals involved in a dozen different schemes related to pandemic unemployment assistance and unemployment fraud.
“GTL Fusion Services are not just the tools but the dedication and expertise that our analysts bring to the team,” concluded Volkart. “Every day our analysts are involved along with correctional staff in developing actionable intelligence that helps prevent crimes, solve crimes, and make correctional facilities safer for all populations.”
For over 30 years, GTL has worked side-by-side with correctional facilities and government agencies to provide imperative technology solutions to over 1.2 million incarcerated individuals across the globe. These solutions facilitate meaningful connections, provide educational opportunities, enable successful reentry, and strengthen operational efficiency. GTL is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, with an employee presence throughout North America and was recognized as a 2021 Top Workplace USA by Energage. To learn more about GTL, please visit www.gtl.net, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
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