Investigative Plan

Topics: Crime, Police / Pages: 7 (1509 words) / Published: Jul 10th, 2012
Unit 7: Criminal Justice Operations
Scott L. Mankewitz
Kaplan University

CJ 499: Criminal Justice Capstone
Professor Jennifer Hulvat 1 July 2012

As the newly elected Chief of Police for the City of Scottsville, TX, my first task is to create and implement a plan to deal with the recent spate of multiple daytime robberies. To complete this task, we will develop a comprehensive investigation plan, determine our technological needs, analyze and synthesize the crime data, determine which investigative unit(s) will be assigned the task, and determine what our supply and equipment needs are.
Investigative Plan
On the morning of 1 April 2012, this department was notified of the robbery of 3 retail outlets in downtown Scottsville. Subsequent investigation determined the crimes were committed by the same individuals at each location. Since the initial reports there have been 8 other robberies with similar modus operandi and suspects. It has been determined that a new investigative operation will be conducted to apprehend the suspects. All required elements for the crime of robbery have been met according to the State of Texas Penal Code, Section 29.01. This IP is an ever evolving and changing guideline. 1) Compile and review robbery police reports for previous 6 month period. Since

the recent spate of daytime robberies began approximately 3 months ago,

compiling 6 months of data with help determine if there are any similar robberies

that may have been used as practice runs by the suspects to determine

response times and security measures in place.

2) Coordinate with surrounding jurisdictions to determine if there are, or have been,

similar robberies in their areas. Coordinating with other jurisdictions will help to

see if the suspects are operating in different areas or with the same modus

operandi. Also, coordinating with other jurisdictions may reveal that if there are


References: Homeland Security. (2012). Retrieved from

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