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RED OAK – In an effort to combat crime and become more up to speed while being less time consuming, the Red Oak Police Department is now using LeadsOnline, a Dallas based business established in 1992.

LeadsOnline is an investigative system that will enable detectives to search for suspects and stolen property across secondhand stores, scrap metal dealers, pawnshops and internet (eBay)drop off stores both locally and nationwide.

 “This is the largest online investigative system of its kind nationwide. Our investigators are using it to solve crimes ranging from thefts to burglaries by instantly searching for missing items in the transaction records of businesses across the area and the country. We appreciate the support of our local businesses as they work with us to serve our community,” said Lieutenant Boyd Brock.

While also being more cost efficient, if the items are not immediately located, the system can be set to alert the investigators if and when an item is logged in they’ve entered by a local store.

“More than 1,000 law enforcement agencies across the country are using the system to the benefit of countless victims of crime. We’re excited about the opportunity to serve Red Oak and are expecting great results,” said Dave Finely, CEO of LeadsOnline.

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