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What is eTWIST®

Mobile Evidence Collection and Tracking – eTWIST® “The Mobile Advantage”

Evidence-Based Policing (EBP)

eTWIST® is a multi-patented chain of custody system which brings evidence-based policing (EBP), precise controls and accountability to the gathering, handling and maintenance of evidence, starting at the crime scene extending all the way through the entire judicial process, including maintaining evidence after trial.  eTWIST® uses technology to support Law Enforcement by enhancing/extending transparency and accountability work through the strategic application of new technologies and data-informed approaches.

eTWIST® brings an innovative & novel approach to “Front End” Site Sensitive Exploitation of forensic analysis, while enhancing capabilities of Civilian and Military LEO’s, increasing conviction rates and operational efficiency. eTWIST® allows investigators to rapidly populate evidence entries by employing Bio-scanning, voice commands & intuitive drop downs, CAC scanning, & Barcode/RFID scanning.

Additionally, eTWIST® expands evidence tracking capabilities to include high resolution photography w/integrated GPS geo-locating, automatic notification and reminders tailored to specific incident response, such as ensuring Victim Advocate Identification and the initiation and tracking of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) tests in response to a sexual assault. eTWIST® brings precise controls, transparency and accountability to the gathering, handling/maintenance of evidence. Our mobility advantage will yield dramatic increases in data accuracy through Wi-Fi, cell and/or Bluetooth comms, achieving on-site data collection & automatic data validation or capable of collecting data for delayed upload while operating in areas without communications coverage.  This will ensure administrative accuracy and completeness, information availability, and chain of custody error reduction.

Deploying mature technologies of mobile devices, open software architecture capabilities, integration with tools like Drones, Canine Assets, Facial Recognition software and data sharing, brings integrated capability rapidly, with low project risk.

Why You Should Consider eTWIST®

eTWIST® is a mobile evidence collection software, that assists in CALEA compliance (Map below indicates how many agencies that are CALEA certified by state), that provides law enforcement and other public safety personnel a highly secure, accurate and consistent means of documenting crime, accident, and other incident scenes.

Comprised of a mobile and back-end software application for Win-Mobile 6.5 and above, our web-based HTML 5 platform operates Win Mobile 6.5+, Android, iOS, Windows Phone. eTWIST® is the only multi-patented solution (US Pat. Nos. 8220711, 8998083 & 8998084, 9619851, CA 2800784) for Law Enforcement Agencies, Military, Sexual Assault Healthcare Providers and enterprises around the globe.

Crime generates substantial costs to society at individual, community, and national levels. In the United States, more than 23 million criminal offenses were committed in 2007, resulting in approximately $15 billion in economic losses to the victims and $179 billion in government expenditures on police protection, judicial and legal activities, and corrections (U.S. Department of Justice, 2004a, 2007a, 2008).

A recent study (Cohen et al., 2004) attempted to portray more fully the social costs of crime using a willingness-to-pay (WTP) approach based on contingent valuation methods. Data collected from more than 1,000 residents revealed that the average household was willing to pay $100 to $150 per year for programs that would reduce burglary, serious assault, armed robbery, rape/sex assault, and murder by 10 percent in its neighborhood.


(Including Crime Victim, Criminal Justice System, and Crime Career Costs) for Different Crimes in 2008 Dollars. Formulae used for the calculations were based on Rajkumar and French (1997). Sources: Cohen and Miller (1998); Federal Emergency Management Agency (2007); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2004); Max et al., (2004); U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2008a); U.S. Census Bureau (2007); U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (1999, 2001, 2004a, 2006a, 2007a, 2007b, 2007c); U.S. Department of Justice, FBI (2004b, 2008).

Tangible Per-Offense
Costs for Different Types
of Crimes

MURDER    $1,278,424
RAPE/SEXUAL ASSAULT    $41,247
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT    $19,537
ROBBERY    $21,398
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT    $10,534
ARSON    $16,428
HOUSEHOLD BURGLARY    $6,170
LARCENY/THEFT    $3,523
STOLEN PROPERTY    $7,974
VANDALISM    $4,860