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Thomson Reuters CLEAR
Online investigation software for law enforcement

CLEAR - photo credit: REUTERS/Mike Blake

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Using the most current data improves community safety

Law enforcement agencies are tasked with the immense duty of keeping our communities safe. As the type of threats communities face become more complex, law enforcement personnel need solutions that enable them to keep on top of safety threats and investigations. CLEAR for law enforcement has demonstrated its unique capabilities with agencies nationwide, delivering both real-time and historical data quickly, so you can improve officer safety and community well-being.

Access a single platform that delivers data you can trust

Access a single platform that
delivers data you can trust

Identify community and department threats

Identify community and
department threats

Save time on investigative research

Save time on investigative

"CLEAR was the ONLY database that had an address different from all my other research sources, which led to the current address of the primary target."

Daani-Ruth Svonkin
San Bernardino Police Department

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How the San Bernardino Police Department used CLEAR to protect
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CLEAR helps with today's toughest law enforcement challenges

Evolving community threats and rising government mistrust

Protecting your law enforcement officials has never been more difficult as our country struggles with community strains and radicalization. Law enforcement agencies as a whole are experiencing pressures to increase transparency in a society where trust of the government has eroded and community policing has become a necessity.

How CLEAR can help

Through CLEAR's live gateways and easy-to-use interface, you are able to quickly identify victims and persons of interest to ensure your officers on the street are protected. Because you are able to see all the information available, you can better plan and prepare for any situation you may face.

Protect your community from degradation through crime and government mistrust with CLEAR.

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Reduced budgets and increased caseload

Agencies across the country are experiencing severe budget cuts. They struggle with tightened budgets as they attempt to allocate resources to patrols and investigations, potentially jeopardizing public safety.

How CLEAR can help

Thomson Reuters CLEAR helps your officers increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their investigations by harnessing the power of billions of data points in public records. A shared resource for your department, CLEAR offers your agency data and password plan options to match your community's needs.

Protect against inefficiencies related to time and budget.

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Disparate systems lead to delays and unreliable information

For law enforcement, locating a subject quickly is critical. Searching multiple, unconnected data sources can produce conflicting details, causing greater confusion and wasted time. These tools become outdated quickly, meaning you can't be sure the information at hand is timely, accurate, or reliable.

How CLEAR can help

CLEAR's user-friendly platform was designed with intuitive navigation and simple filtering parameters, so you can quickly search across thousands of data sets and get accurate results in less time. Linked searching and entity resolution in CLEAR searches and connects data based on inputs, and generates the most relevant and accurate results. It helps you quickly simplify your search, see the connections, and zero in on what you need when you need it.

You no longer have to sift through volumes of information, attempting to make connections on your own. When CLEAR makes the connections for you, you can stop searching and start finding.

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Outdated investigative systems create knowledge gaps and longer investigations

In the high-pressure environment of law enforcement investigations, you cannot rely on dated information and questionable sources. Having the wrong information can mean issuing a search warrant for an old residence or falling two steps behind a known criminal – risks no department can afford.

How CLEAR can help

When you rely on Thomson Reuters CLEAR, you know you are using time-stamped and sourced data to properly identify a subject, person of interest, or witness. You shorten your investigation time by having the most up-to-date resource.

Thomson Reuters CLEAR provides time-stamped details on when the information was updated with an external source, giving your department an edge over traditional information delays. With source information provided concurrently, you can be confident in your investigation knowing the source – utility company, cell phone provider, or new mover records – is reliable.

CLEAR protects your department from data inaccuracies that could jeopardize your investigation.

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Insurance investigations

  • Single source for public and proprietary records, featuring real-time data
  • Customize reports to save for later use or share with others on your team
  • Add-on option: Integrated Web searching, including social network sites for information not found in public records
  • Add-on option: Graphical connections between people, addresses, and phone numbers for more insight
  • Ability to obtain documents that cannot be found online such as offline public records, insurance commissions, expert witness materials, national archives or other state & national agencies.
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  • One-stop source that includes new phone numbers and cell phone listings to help you find people faster
  • Intuitive platform design attuned to support the high volume needs specific to the collection industry
  • Access to Utility data to enable collections companies to further locate and track subjects
  • Associative Analytics to understand information relating to relatives, associates, and neighbors
  • Person Search tab flexibility allows you to cast a wider net with customizable options and search results for partial name matches

CLEAR features

Live cell phone records - icon

Billions of cell phone, landline, TracFone, business, and VoIP records delivered in real-time ensure your phone searches bring back comprehensive results.

Source Transparency - icon

See where the data came from, when it was supplied, and who supplied it, so you're confident that you are referencing the most current and comprehensive data.

Real-time incarceration & arrest gateway - icon

Real-time booking information from more than 2,200 facilities and from the most complete network of 90 million historical arrest records and intake photos.

Customizable preferences - icon

Customize your reports, dashboards, and workspace to find and view the results that matter most to you.

On-demand, fixed rate batch - icon

Search thousands of subjects at once for results that meet both your schedule and budget needs.

Exclusize add-on content - icon

Available exclusively through the CLEAR platform, access associate analytics, data alerts, deep Web analytics, and more to strengthen investigations.

"Prior to conducting the CLEAR check, [an associate] had not been connected to the suspect. It was clear that all of these subjects were moving evidence and taking steps to evade law enforcement following the shooting, and if they had been allowed a few more minutes, they would have been successful. Without the current information of the shooting suspect's address from CLEAR, the suspect would have eluded capture for some time, the narcotics and firearms would not have been seized, and the marijuana growing operation would not have been discovered."

City of Lynn Police Department

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Thomson Reuters CLEAR case study: San Bernardino mass shooting

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Top 10 reasons users trust CLEAR

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