Being passionate about streamlining law enforcement
processes, investigations, and citizen interactions, Kevin Angell, CEO of Crowdsourced
Geofencing Solutions LLC, uses technology to ameliorate these services.
He adds, “As someone who travels from small town to large
metropolises, I see that people still believe in law enforcement and trust
their service.” He is leading the way of his company in the right direction to
maintain people’s trust.
Behind the scene
During a college prep English class at the beginning of his
senior year, Kevin wrote a letter to himself as a time capsule that he opened
In that letter, he wrote about his dream of pursuing a successful
law enforcement career and becoming a detective.
He started expanding his knowledge base. From police academy
training to a Ph.D. in different law enforcement domains, he progressed and
added several arrows to his quiver.
Side by side, he stepped into the professional world and
gained real-life experience. His law enforcement career was briefly paused
after the events of 9/11 because of enlistment in the military and deployment.
Upon return, he was promoted to Detective in 2003 and later retired in that
But the fire to transform the law enforcement fueled the
transition of Kevin from retired Detective to the Founder of the See it Say it
Send it app and CEO of Crowdsourced Geofencing Solutions LLC.
He says, “[Growing Up] I lived next to the Lee County
Sheriff’s Office (FL) and always wondered what it would be like to serve a
purpose bigger than my own.”
Transforming law enforcement with Crowdsourced Geofencing
Kevin is motivated to explore new levels in law enforcement
by blending them with the latest trends in technology. He believes that with
the amalgamation of law enforcement and technology, crime frequency, violence,
and unsolved criminal activity can be mitigated.
Crowdsourced Geofencing Solution’s first jumping-off point
into geofencing was its use in the See it Say it Send it app. Law Enforcement, School Officials, and
Airport Security can send vital information to the community based on their
location and in real-time.
He states, “With information moving through smart devices at
the speed of light, it has always been our mission to provide necessary,
detailed, and pertinent information that users can respond to or take heed of.”
Life as the CEO of the company
Wearing the hat of the CEO of the company, Kevin oversees everything. Kevin serves as the head project manager on
all projects, no matter how small. He
travels to client sites with populations from 500 to 500,000. He routinely
reaches out to end-users personally and makes it a point to attend community
roll-out meetings side by side with the local Sheriff or Police Chief.
He adds, “I love my clients.
We exchange holiday cards, jabs over sports team competitions, and
condolences when there is an unfortunate loss in the ranks of police.”
Having a solid back hold of his skills and vast experience
by his side, he aims to offer the best services to the clients and ensures that
they have a positive experience with their services.
He believes his rapport-building skills, relationship
management, and ability to lead are the three sharpest arrows in his quiver,
which allows him to tunnel through all the challenges.
He touts a career in law enforcement that began in the
correctional environment for his ability to build rapport with anyone, no
matter their struggle.
He believes leadership came from his experiences in the
military and overseeing complex investigations while assigned as an Internet
Crimes Against Children Detective.
Relationship management comes more from his outgoing
personality and desire to connect with people on many levels.
He states that he has been a successful CEO with these three
qualities and, more importantly, a better co-worker in the team.
Besides his skills, he feels fortunate to have excellent
mentors who helped him succeed and structure his path forward. He focuses on
this point by adding, “I have a list of people to thank for who I’ve
become. Certainly, the leadership I have
been subjected to and mentoring by those I admire have deeply impacted my
Kevin is motivated by the opportunity to bridge the gap
between the community and law enforcement through technology. His goals include
the encouraged use of software (interactive apps) and hardware (body-worn
cameras, etc.) by law enforcement and school officials to maintain trust, integrity,
He sees dividends in his hard work when his phone rings and
a Sheriff or Chief of Police recounts a story where the app helped find a
missing child, solved a crime, or recovered stolen property. Those are the times he sees the fruits of his
hard work and feels like his contribution has paid off.
He expresses, “I have always been the type to work to a
goal, not to a time. That’s kept me in
the office many late nights, but it’s a commitment ingrained in me.”
Thoughts to work-life balance
Being a family man, Kevin tries his best to stay close to
his family and never miss important events and holidays. He expresses, “For the
last six years, I have packed up my office the week before Christmas and taken
my son to hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail. It has kept us close and renewed his trust
that he comes first no matter my success.”
While he makes time for his family, he gives his best at the
professional front and fuels the company’s growth in every way possible.
Future milestones for the company
The growth of Crowdsourced Geofencing Solutions in 2021-2022
is expected to be record-breaking for a medium-sized software development firm
outside of Silicon Valley.
CGS is releasing an app called ‘Parked Close,’ which will allow
users to advertise parking spots in their driveway, yard, or business and has
been compared in technology articles to well-known applications doing the same
with Bed and Breakfast and Vacation Homes.
An updated release to an app that spent 2020 in beta testing
will occur this summer. Tap Out Now is
expected to jolt criminal justice reform and flip the bail bond industry over
while allowing people who are arrest for non-violent misdemeanors to be
released onto the app for supervision.
The idea is to get the person back with their family, back to work, out
of the taxpayer funding correctional environment, and on to
rehabilitation. While awaiting pleadings
or a trial, the app tracks and commits to a journal the behaviors of the
He states, “CGS is releasing its first-ever game. You’ve heard of fantasy leagues that allow
you to draft players from the top athletic competitions. You get points based on their wins, points
scored, and other performance-based averages.
Well, imagine that type of gameplay but being able to draft celebrities,
superstar players, or politicians and getting points if they get pinched for a
crime. That’s right, we’ve created