Investigators Put a Face On Crooks with LeadsOnline Sketches

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Detectives across the U.S. have a new tool, LeadsOnline Sketches, to add to their investigational arsenal, and it’s helping put a face on crooks.

Investigators never know when they may need an experienced forensic artist to take an investigation to the next level, and that’s why LeadsOnline Sketches is committed to providing quality forensic art to any agency, anywhere.

Suspect sketches for any agency, anywhere
New crime-solving tool from the nation’s largest online investigations system

Detectives across the U.S. have a new tool to add to their investigational arsenal, and it’s helping put a face on crooks. With LeadsOnline Sketches, detectives can access a professional, experienced forensic artist who will interview a witness anytime, anywhere, and then create a digital composite sketch of the suspect in time for the evening news.

Sometimes the only lead law enforcement has to follow about a suspect’s physical appearance is held captive in the witness’s memory, but through the use of advanced technology and digital art, detectives can now employ the skills of a forensic artist at a moment’s notice. Adding a forensic artist to the investigations team allows investigators to better identify and eliminate possible suspects and uncover vital details as well as empower the witness or victim who holds key information.

“Investigators never know when they may need an experienced forensic artist to take an investigation to the next level, and that’s why LeadsOnline Sketches is committed to providing quality forensic art to any agency, anywhere,” said Dave Finley, LeadsOnline CEO. “We are proud to provide investigators nationwide with yet another powerful crime-solving tool that will not only allow them to work cases in a more efficient manner, but also help them better serve their community.”

The artists behind LeadsOnline Sketches have been trained to not only create quality suspect sketches, but to also professionally interview a witness or victim. Suspect sketches created by the artists of LeadsOnline Sketches has been credited with leading to the identification of suspects involved in crimes such as burglary, rape and even murder. For more about LeadsOnline Sketches, please visit http://www.leadsonline.com.

LeadsOnline has been serving law enforcement since 2000, and in that time, LeadsOnline has continually developed crime-solving tools that provide leads to investigators working criminal cases. More than 30,000 investigators use LeadsOnline to help solve Part 1 crimes, from burglary and aggravated assault to arson and motor vehicle theft as well as narcotics crimes.

About LeadsOnline:
Each day, millions of items are added to the LeadsOnline system by businesses including secondhand stores, scrap metal recyclers, music and electronic stores, pawn shops, and Internet drop-off stores across all 50 states. An official eBay partner, LeadsOnline helps prevent illegal transactions on eBay by giving law enforcement access to the world’s largest online marketplace through the automatic upload of all eBay transactions into the LeadsOnline system. LeadsOnline also includes LeadsOnlabs MethMonitor, a system for tracking those involved in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamines; a Metal Theft Investigation System (MTIS) designed to track copper and other metal thefts; LeadsOnline Sketches, providing departments access to a skilled forensic artist anytime, anywhere; and cross-checks names of pawn customers against the OFAC SDN list of known terrorists and narcotics traffickers. Each year, LeadsOnline is credited with recovering millions of dollars in stolen goods and solving thousands of crimes that are often associated with bigger crimes, such as homicide, identity theft, and arson. Based in Dallas and led by Dave Finley, LeadsOnline works with more than 4,000 agencies throughout the country, including the Seattle Police Department, Tucson Police Department, Indianapolis Police Department, Dallas Police Department, and the Chicago Police Department. For more information, please visit http://www.leadsonline.com.

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