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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“An iPad was taken from a beauty salon and taken to a kiosk. The serial number was not captured, and the transaction did not show in the system. I contacted EcoATM and provided the serial number for the device. They were able to locate it once they received the device at their facility.”
Detective Smithson, Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Oviedo, FL 3/16/2020
I was requested by a neighboring agency to obtain the stolen phone from an ecoATM in my jurisdiction. I was provided with a code and spoke with a representative over the phone. I was able to return the phone to the victim with ease. Representative was extremely
helpful and informative.
Officer Menke, Grand Chute Police, Grand Chute, WI 3/9/2020
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.