Butte County Sheriff's Office teamed up with Hawk Analytics to extract cellular tower records from four major companies to help California campfire victims and their families reunite.
Dallas, TX (Merxwire) - Almost a year has passed since the California camp fire hit the United States. The disaster lasted for 17 days, covering nearly 240 square miles, causing people to flee their homes. More than 1,000 people were missing in the first week. Traditional investigative techniques will Take a long time to find missing people, and Butte County Sheriff's Office has partnered with Hawk Analytics to extract cellular tower records from four major companies to help reunite victims with their families.
The parents of Mike Analytics, the CEO and founder of Hawk Analytics, lived in the most affected city of Paradise, California, but his parents had successfully left the disaster. He was shocked by the news of the fire and immediately participated in the help. Mike said: "Hawk Analytics has always been committed to 'doing the right thing,' and we are always willing to help and make a difference."
Investigators from Butte County Sheriff's Office and Hawk Analytics wasted no time getting started finding missing people. Their goal was to find cellular phone numbers of the missing people, find anyone they had communicated with during the fire, and confirm they had gotten out of the fire area safely. Getting this information was a monumental task in coordination with various cellphone companies, and little by little, the information started to pay off.
Using CellHawk, software designed by Hawk Analytics to interpret cellular records, and utilizing special techniques used by both partners, over 3,000 missing people were located and reunited with their loved ones thanks to the Butte County Sheriff's Office and a little help from Hawk Analytics.
Hawk Analytics develops software that Maps, Connects & Uncovers Trends in Mobile Device Data. The company was founded by a cellphone industry veteran with over a decade of experience analyzing cellphone records for law enforcement. Hawk Analytic's flagship product, CellHawk, combines that cellphone industry experience with an understanding of an investigators' needs. The result is an easy-to-use system for rapidly mapping, analyzing, and presenting historical cell phone call detail records (CDRs). CellHawk is currently in use by agencies throughout the United States.
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