What I especially like about this video is when they identify the car driving around as the fugitive’s friends car the 2 Marshall’s have vastly different opinions on what to do. The one Marshall wants to take the car down and try to keep the fugitive pinned down until they locate him. The other Marshall KNOWS that the fugitive IS going to get in that car soon. While I think both idea’s would work I definetly would keep eyes on the car and wait. You know for a fact that your guy is getting in that car. They have numerous police vehicles around and the streets blocked off. Sitting on the car is definetly the right choice. As you see. Sometimes you just have to have patience and relax and wait.
For bail agents and fugitive recovery agents, safety can take the form of reasoning, martial arts or use of weapons. Many of the defense mechanisms bail agents or fugitive recovery agents choose to use are largely based on personality, experience and intuition. When individuals were polled in the industry regarding the preferred form of self-defense, 40% chose the power of persuasion, 40% chose to carry a weapon and 20% said they rely on street smarts. Still, even the most sensible agent or best negotiator can run into a road block or two.
When necessary, agents within the bail industry have been known to apply everything from reasoning to martial arts training to a provoked use of weaponry to keep themselves safe. The importance of writing quality bail bonds with strong collateral may help to reduce the likelihood of a skip and also the dangers that are associated with recovering a skip. Good communication with clients and especially co-signers allows bail agents to maintain a constant connection.
Bail agents and recovery agents develop their ability to reason and rationalize situations for their clients through experience and confidence gained over the years. Often times, however, a skip is unavoidable. A keen eye trained to analyze each situation and exercising precaution will help keep a recovery agent and their team safe. No matter the level of experience an agent possesses, there are the occasional instances when even the most seasoned of veterans feels a little uncomfortable. While feelings of uncertainty vary on case by case, it is crucial to always take precautions.
For many recovery agents, compiling information from credible sources and creating a broad and ever expanding network of individuals within the industry is a crucial step in the recovery process. As well, completing research and surveillance on the skip and their location may help to eliminate hidden dangers when retrieving clients. By double and triple checking all matters and establishing the safety procedures for recovering skips, you increase your recovery rate, plain and simple. Establishing early diplomacy, acting thoroughly and sustaining a cautious mentality when apprehending individuals helps to ensure safety for the agent while on a job.
Despite the use of diplomacy and martial arts in fugitive apprehension, weapons are also prevalent in the bail industry. When bail bond companies were polled on the necessity to carry a weapon, 75% said they feel the need to carry one, while 25% said they do not. Both bail and recovery agents are known to carry weapons ranging from handcuffs to tasers to hand guns.
At any one moment an agent must be prepared to think rationally, reason through the situation at hand and provide enforcement while sustaining a safe environment for all parties involved. Preparation, determination and maintaining a level head are crucial to a successful day in the field. As it goes to show, when an agent is well versed in the many facets of defense tactics, safety is no longer a question but a discipline.
Ok.. I’m gonna do these two captures differently. I respect people who tell the truth no matter what and these two fellas surrendered like men and made no excuses. Truth isn’t always a pretty thing but its the truth and you just have to deal with it sometimes. So because they surrendered like men, I’m not posting their pics.
Basically, as the story goes, both sons of one of our best clients skipped court at the same time. Mom claims she has no clue to where they are. But apparently one of her sons is facing a 3 year prison sentence so I can sympathize with her trying to protect them. But I have a job to do and its not a pleasant one.
Between the two of them they had charges ranging from VOPs to Felon in Possession of Firearm and Resisting Arrest with Violence. Besides murder and rape charges, those are the worst ones to deal with. So I get a few tips and begin to follow them. One point I saw one of them go into a house a had a tip on.
I pounded on the door and no one would answer. So… I put my foot through it and kicked it open. The occupants FLIPPED out and said they could not hear me pounding on the front door for the past 3 mins. So I search and find nothing. He must have slipped out a window. The occupants claimed they didn’t know who I was looking for!!
So about 5 days later I set up surveillance up the street from the same place I kicked the door in at. I notice a black male who looked like one of my boys, so I drive up and pull around the side of the house. Another agent and I stayed tight to the wall and when we popped around the corner there was one of my targets! When he noticed me I was already 1 foot away from him with my taser out. He surrenders and gets down without any problems.
After the capture of his brother, the other brother quickly surrendered at the local jail within 10 mins of his brothers arrest!! Total bonds recovered was $10,713