News & Reviews
ecoATM supports the International Association of Chiefs of Police
We are proud to support the IACP/ecoATM Leadership in Crime Prevention Award. We encourage our law enforcement partners to visit this link to learn more and apply for the award. Simply download the nomination form, complete it, and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2020. All award winners will be recognized at the 2020 IACP Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.
The 3 Directors of Law Enforcement Relations are all appointed to the following committees of IACP:
• Sr. Director Santiago - Crime Prevention Committee
• Director McCann - Computer Crimes and Digital Evidence Committee
• Director Muldoon - Transnational Crime Committee
A Model Partnership Between Law Enforcement and ecoATM Brings Thieves To Justice
From our headquarters in San Diego, ecoATM staff view an image in real time of a suspicious individual at one of our kiosks in Everett, Washington. The person in question attempts to cash in on a cell phone; immediately, ecoATM staff contact the Everett Police Department, attaching the image of the individual. The suspect is later arrested for trafficking in stolen goods.
Throughout the country — in cities like Sacramento and San Antonio, Seattle and Spokane, and Dekalb County, Georgia — the story is the same: Police, working in partnership with ecoATM, are able to identify and apprehend these criminals. We operate over 3,400 kiosks in 49 states, Germany and the United Kingdom. These crime sprees, and others throughout the state and country, might have remained unsolved were it not for two factors:
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“I was advised by the victim that they had gotten word that the believed suspect had exchanged the victim's phone for money, using the ecoATM machine located at Walmart. When responding to the machine contact was made with the number, in which an assistant immediately gathered all of my information and verified that I was an officer and was currently investigating what I had reported to your company. Upon verification the assistant then assisted me with directions as to how to access the machine, in which a phone matching the victim’s description was located. I was able to verify the phone being the victims by the iCloud account on the cell phone. ecoATM then quickly responded to my request with photos of the suspect and his i.d. card, in which confirmed the believed suspect. The staff provided excellent service with assisting in this investigation.”
Patrol/ K-9l Warren, City of Franklin Police Department, Franklin, VA 4/28/2020
“Needed info on an item that was stolen; they were able to search local ecoatm locations for me to determine if the item had been dropped in any of them...they did this all within a few hours of the report being opened”
Det./Lieutenant Dattilo, Beaver PD, North Lima, OH 4/17/2020
We at ecoATM are always looking at ways to improve our collaboration with law enforcement and identify opportunities to enhance our processes and technology. Read what officers and news sources are saying about how we’ve made a difference while partnering with police, legislators, and technology leaders to improve cell phone safety and combat mobile device theft.