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John Eagen
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« on: January 25, 2009, 01:06:37 PM »

As we've not encountered the situation yet, is there a protocol for asking other groups for help if your team will be short-handed for an investigation?

This question was brought up at our team meeting yesterday.

Thanks in advance for any input!

John
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009, 05:03:29 PM »

As we've not encountered the situation yet, is there a protocol for asking other groups for help if your team will be short-handed for an investigation?

This question was brought up at our team meeting yesterday.

Thanks in advance for any input!

John

Hi John,
The only protocol is to choose wisely. If you need help, any professional and serious group will be quite willing to offer assistance. If you don't know anyone from another group personally, be sure to check out their website to make sure they are the type of group you would want to put in front of your clients.

Hope this helps,

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John Eagen
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009, 11:59:47 AM »

Good information, Doug.  Many thanks!

John
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2009, 05:07:35 AM »

Hello John

What kind of help you need Huh?

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John Eagen
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2009, 01:28:42 PM »

Hello John

What kind of help you need Huh?

King Regards
Alexandre

At the moment, none...but one never knows when it might occur.  Always best to have a backup plan just in case someone can't make it to an investigation.
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009, 08:27:04 AM »

Hello John

I will be happy to help you in all what I can .

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John Duddy
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 11:57:59 PM »

John,

We are located in the Jacksonville, Fl area and would be available for help.  We have a good group of members and equipment.  Our website is www.neflpi.com.

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John Eagen
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2009, 11:53:41 PM »

Hi John!

Thanks for the offer.  We will definitely keep you in mind if something comes up, or if we get contacted by anyone closer to your area.

 
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2009, 08:45:15 PM »

There's a difference between lending a hand and working with another group. I've given advice, helped with investigations and worked with new technology, but when just lending a hand I am careful to know who I'm working with (as Doug already stated) and play a reserved role and let the group whose case it is take charge. I've had a lot of groups ask for advice with a case and I'm careful to say what I mean and mean what I say (like talking to the media) so that they can not fall back on my words if something goes awry.

I have been fortunate to actually form working "co-ops" with groups that I talked with and met in person prior to actually working with them. This has come in handy when cases become too thick or thin as well as utilizing people of various backgrounds and experiences to use as a soundboard when advice is needed.

If there are groups in other parts of the state that seem to share your philosophy it might be beneficial to meet up with them to see if they are willing to form an "unofficial alliance". I have met up with groups at their meetings or invited them to ours. I would rather know their approach ahead of time than to wait until they need you on site. Like Doug also said, if they are serious and profession they would be willing to provide assistance or accept the possiblitity that they may need it in the future.


While there are a lot of groups that say they are so different than other groups there are many others that really want to work with other groups, but like kids at a dance they are afraid to make the first move. I have made a lot of contacts by e-mailing and calling groups in Ohio.
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Chuck Underhill
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2009, 08:35:01 AM »

The only time my group works with another group is if the investigation is so large (meaning the size of the location) we can not cover all the areas as fully as we would like. In those few cases we have asked a second team to join us. What normally happens is we cover our section, they cover theirs, then we switch. After we each get full copies of all teh data for review.

Of course we have asked a couple of groups to work with us, but things just havent worked out scheduling wise, and for other reasons.

It is different for me personally because I am part of a second group as well, as a guest investigator, and as a technical advisor. Very rarely am I not asked in on one of their investigations, and the lead/founder investigator and I colaborate on most everything the group does. Kind of weird, but it works Smiley

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