Using Geospatial Technology to Track and Detect Narcotics in the Mail
Track: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
Authors: Elise Pittman
GIS technology has dramatically changed the workflow and traditional methods used to track and detect packages containing narcotics through the mail stream.The ability to visualize the data has identified new trends and patterns which went undetected in the original method. This presentation introduces how the USPS OIG utilized these tools to aid Agents when investigating narcotic cases. Examples demonstrate how the implementation of GIS has increased the identification of investigative leads.