Crime and criminals travel across the boundaries of city, county, tribe, state, and country, but information on them doesn’t always travel, or isn't easily accessible when you need that information. You, as a security or surveillance professional, or an investigator, do not always have easy access to other jurisdictional information databases in operational real-time and would almost always have to request that information, which takes time, and effort. You have little control over that process. UMbRA can be used in several situations, for instance
- When you just happen to begin tailing an Unsub from out-of-state, and don’t know if they have a record of violence, or are on a most-wanted fugitive list
- If you’re about to walk into a domestic violence dispute without knowing that one of the parties has been arrested previously for aggravated battery in another jurisdiction.
- You’re walking into someone’s house to serve papers and haven’t a clue that the person you’re serving may have a recorded violent past
- You stop someone for a traffic violation in California and don’t immediately know they’re wanted for rape in Florida
- You have someone walk onto your casino property in Oklahoma, and have him hang out near a children’s play area, without knowing he’s a known pedophile and a registered sex offender, with a past conviction
- You’re registering a hotel guest, but are unaware that is wanted by INTERPOL or EUROPOL for questioning in a terrorism case.
- You take someone's credit card for a major payment without knowing they have served time for credit card theft. Their card might be currently valid, but it would be good to know and double-check.
- You bring in a vendor to update your systems, not knowing the person updating your system was found guilty of a Third degree Class D felony in another state on a charge stemming from an unauthorized and/or harmful use of a computer.
It’s always handy to have more information.