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 June 1, 2018. All award winners will be recognized at the 2018 IACP Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.
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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“ecoATM LE expedited the recovery of the phone, which I was able to process phone as evidence. I was able to file a charge in conjunction with the other connecting agency on the actual suspect (in custody)”
Investigator Smith, Investigative/Deputy, Spring, TX 5/30/19
“A cell phone was stolen from a gas station and a few days later sold to an ecoATM. We got a hit from Leads Online saying the cell's serial number matched our NCIC entry form. I contacted ecoATM and they advised the phone was already in a storage facility. I was put in contact with Hunter Bjorkman who advised the cell phone would be shipped to me as soon as possible. I was extremely impressed with how quick I received a response from ecoATM. I was also extremely happy I did not have to provide a subpoena and/or search warrant for the information ecoATM had to provide. ecoATM is very police friendly which is extremely appreciated!”
Detective Kuklinski, Elizabethtown PD, Elizabethtown, KY 6/3/19
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.