How Securus Technologies Helps Officers in the Field

When me and my fellow officers are hunting for a suspect, we have to rely on things like tips from informants and help from family or friends to collect leads. We had a very troubling case we were working on, as this suspect was holding up armored cars and had injured the last two officers he robbed. The biggest problem we had was he left zero clues and was still robbing the trucks monthly.


My team was concerned that he would escalate the violence if one of the officers was not cooperative or the truck did not have enough cash. The concerns we had were we could not get any leads on the suspect as no one was talking. There had to be someone else involved because the complexity of the crimes and the escapes were to orchestrated for one person. Three months passed without an incident, so I decided to go to our local jail to see if I could find our suspect.


I assumed he may have been arrested for another crime, which explained why no robberies this year. Securus Technologies had just installed a new inmate call monitoring system and I was excited to learn how to use it. I know Rich Smith, CEO of Securus Technologies, and all his thousand employees are all committed to making the world safer, so it was time to see the system in action.


On the 2nd day of monitoring the LBS software, we picked up chatter from an inmate talking about getting back with his associate because he needed cash. The monitoring system was able to show us this was the partner of our suspect, and with him in jail, the robberies had to stop until he was released. We decided to let him go early, monitoring his activity, and he lead us right to our suspect.


The Cool New Thing Whitney Wolfe That Has Thought Up

Whitney Wolfe is the CEO and founder of the dating app Bumble. The cool new thing that Ms. Wolfe has thought up is to merge the dating app with a meeting place. The meeting place is called The Hive. The Hive is unique with seating in a design of octagons.

Ms. Wolfe hopes to expand the Bumble brand by getting into the professional and social networking market with BumbleBizz. There is also BumbleBFF which is an app to find friends. The Hive will also contain a coffee and alcohol bar. They will also sell Bumble products where all money goes to charities. The Hive will open for a month and there are plans to broaden to other cities.

Whitney Wolfe is not only the CEO of Bumble, but she is also the co-founder of Tinder which is another dating app. Ms. Wolfe founded Bumble with Andrey Andreev in 2014. Since Bumble made its debut, the app has grown to 11.5 million users.

Ms. Wolfe went to Southern Methodist University which she studied International Studies. She founded a project with Patrick Aufdenkamp called Help Us Project. The project was selling bamboo tote bags. The profits went to aid the victims of the BP oil spill. Once she graduated, Ms. Wolfe journeyed to Southeast Asia to help orphanages.

After journeying through Southeast Asia, Ms. Whitney Wolfe teamed up with Hatch Labs. She participated in a startup called Cardify. When it dissipated, she started Tinder. Ms. Wolfe got the name of the app from the other startup. She helped market Tinder to college students. When Ms. Wolfe started Bumble, she marketed the app in the same way. The college students are what helped Bumble grow to a staggering number of users. In 2014, Ms. Wolfe was awarded as one of 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech. In 2016, she was recognized as one of Elle’s Women in Tech.