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Environmental Criminology Research Inc. (ECRI) announces German federal government Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) purchase of Rigel geographic profiling system

(Thursday 7th September 2000, Vancouver, BC)—The BKA, a department of the German federal police, provide a wide range of support for serious crime investigations for all German police agencies. This support includes psychological profiling, crime analysis, linkage analysis for murder, rape, abduction, arson and bombings as well as a geographic profiling services.

The BKA are the second major European police agency who have established a geographic profiling section. The UK's National Crime Faculty are currently using Rigel systems and have created a European training centre for geographic profilers and analysts.

ECRI’s geographic profiling system enables law enforcement agencies to identify the residence of serial criminals and repeat offenders, and help reduce the costs of criminal investigations.

The BKA will enhance the efforts of the Vancouver Police Department, the RCMP, the OPP, the NCF, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the US Department of Justice, in the provision of geographic profiling services, and in the training of new geographic profilers and analysts.

“The BKA have been following the successes of the National Crime Faculty and have made the decision to implement their own geographic profiling centre in Wiesbaden," said Barry Dalziel, president and CEO of ECRI. "The BKA works in close partnership with all police agencies in the German republic promoting best practices in crime investigations. Using Rigel, the geographic profiling system, and developing a geographic profiling section, the BKA will continue to advance the use of new methodologies and technologies within the European police community."

ECRI is a Vancouver based software company providing products and services to law enforcement agencies around the world.


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