On Easter Sunday, a random victim, 74, was killed in Cleveland, OH, by a distraught man who posted the crime on Facebook. The next day (May 17), the FBI activated donated digital billboards nationwide as part of the search for a fugitive. Immediately, this “wanted” message appeared in Ohio and across the country: (Photo by Mike Norton, Norton Outdoor Advertising) This year marks the 10th anniversary of the FBI’s use of digital billboards on behalf of public safety, a practice […]
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What do you do when you want to get the word out on fighting cybercrime? If you are the FBI you turn to billboards. KIVI-TV reports that the Salt Lake City Division of the FBI is using digital billboards to promote its Internet Crime Complaint Center, also known as IC3. The initiative is part of what’s known as Operation Wellspring, launched in 2013, combining the efforts of the FBI and its state and local law enforcement partners to attack the […]
Susan McKee, Unit Chief, FBI Office of Public Affairs, says 54 fugitives have been caught as a direct result of tips prompted by “wanted” information on digital billboards. Here is the latest example, from Ohio: May 19. Suspected heroin dealer Mekahale Lamb escaped a transport vehicle in Cincinnati. Law enforcement activated pro bono digital billboards as part of the manhunt. June 17. The fugitive was arrested in Columbus. July 13. The FBI says that during the fugitive investigation, tip information was provided […]