Browsing Archive: September, 2022

How To RE-Fund The Police And Save $300,000

Posted by Christine Burke on Thursday, September 22, 2022, In : police training 

Um hm. Sounds crazy, I know. What you may not know is that commercial labs are charging our police departments approximately $3,000 PER CASE to perform investigative/forensic genetic genealogy matching services for them.

UGH. That's rough for an already empty pocket. For 100 cases per detective, (I used to work 40+ per month as a detective) that comes to $300,000.

Instead, I propose we SAVE our police $300,000 or more, solving more cases and getting justice for more victims. How do we do that? ...
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Leveling The DNA & Genetic Genealogy Playing Field

Posted by Christine Burke on Friday, September 9, 2022, In : police training 

I remember feeling left out, sometimes as a patrol officer, sometimes as a Detective, when the alphabet agencies roared into town and took your case and took the credit for all of your hard work.

I also remember seeing assets or training, big solves or big technology and asking for it and being told, no we don't have the resources for that.

Maybe you're hearing all about some other "big" things done by the "big" agencies and "big" corporations and think that you'll never be able to bring to clo...
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How To Climb Effciently

Posted by Christine Burke on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, In : Family Trees For Genetic Genealogy 

Do you remember climbing trees as a kid? I do!

It was so challenging to try all of the trees in the neighborhood and go as high as you could. After all, you had no responsibilities and were just having FUN, right?

Ah yes! But now, you are working and as a detective or investigator you've got way too many cases - and those are the active ones! Who has time to get to the cold ones? That's were I can help.

One of the things I love to do when using Genetic Genealogy to solve cold cases is to buil...

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