2021 Technology Conference Workshops Package

Purchase the 2021 Technology Conference Package ($75 for IACP members and $100 for non-members) and gain access to the 15 most popular workshops.

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  • Rapid Deployment of NIBRS Implementation: More Critical than Ever

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This conference workshop presentation discusses California’s success in using the Rapid Deployment Method (RDM) to transition law enforcement agencies to NIBRS reporting by working directly with the RMS providers are profiled in this workshop.

    This conference workshop presentation discusses California's success in using the Rapid Deployment Method (RDM) to transition law enforcement agencies to NIBRS reporting by working directly with the RMS providers are profiled in this workshop. RDM maximizes process efficiencies to reduce the time and cost of transition critical to address limited funding and the time pressures due to the end of Summary Reporting. Law enforcement practitioners and CA DOJ identify their successes and lessons learned using RDM. Representatives from BJS and the IJIS Institute explain how attendees can leverage other RDM efficiencies to expedite their transition to NIBRS.

    Robert May

    Program Director

    IJIS Institute

    Robert L. May is program director at the IJIS Institute in Ashburn, VA. He has more than 44 years of criminal justice experience including in law enforcement and managing national criminal justice projects. Bob oversees the Institute?s subcontract with RTI providing implementation assistance to law enforcement agencies transitioning to incident-based reporting (NIBRS) through the BJS National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) project. He also serves as liaison for the IJIS CJIS Advisory Committee, Background Check Working Group and Law Enforcement Imaging Technology Task Force. Bob also provides both program management and technical assistance and oversees the maintenance and operational of the RxCheck prescription drug monitoring hub. Prior to joining the IJIS Institute, he served as principal with the Criminal Justice Institute for 14 years while simultaneously serving as associate director of the Association of State Correctional Administrators directing projects on reentry, corrections intelligence, and counterterrorism, and the CSG Criminal Justice Mental Health Framework project. He was a member of the FBI?s Information Sharing and N-DEx Operations Task Force. Previously, Bob was executive director of National Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities where is directed major conferences including the National Conference on Drugs and Crime and the first National Drug Court Symposium. Early in his career, he served 12 years in state and local law enforcement in positions of chief of detectives and police lieutenant. Bob is a graduate of the 138th Session of the FBI National Academy, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in behavioral science from the University of Maryland and has completed post-graduate work in Criminal Justice Administration through the University of Virginia.

    Alyson Lunetta, MS, CCIA

    Manager, Investigative Services Program

    California Department of Justice

    Erica Smith

    Unit Chief, Law Enforcement Incident-Based Statistics

    US Department of Justice

    Erica L. Smith is Unit Chief of the Law Enforcement Incident-Based Statistics Unit at the Bureau of Justice Statistics in the US Department of Justice. She has over 20 years of experience in conducting research and data collection in the field of criminal justice. Ms. Smith is currently the Director of the National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Initiative at BJS, a joint effort with the FBI to increase the reporting of incident-based crime data by law enforcement agencies to the FBI?s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). With the implementation of NCS-X, BJS and the FBI will be able to generate national estimates of crime using these detailed incident data for use in understanding hidden types of victimization such as elder abuse and sexual violence against children and adolescents. Ms. Smith also recently led the development and oversight of the Crime Indicators Working Group, comprised of leaders in the law enforcement community working with BJS and other Department of Justice agencies to outline the indicators of crime and public safety most pertinent to them in their capacity as civic leaders and that can best inform the public about the health and well-being of communities around the Nation. Ms. Smith recently oversaw the development of strategies for measuring victimization and abuse among older persons and persons with disabilities living in nursing homes and other group quarters residential facilities. In addition to her research portfolio, Ms. Smith is the BJS liaison to and former co-chair of the Federal Interagency Elder Justice Working Group and has worked closely with the Administration on Aging at the US Department of Health and Human Services to provide direct program support to the federal Elder Justice Coordinating Council.

    Maria Cardiellos

    Executive Director

    IJIS

    Maria M. Cardiellos serves as the Executive Director of the IJIS Institute. In this capacity, she is responsible for the strategic direction and executive leadership of the organization. She oversees the operations of the nonprofit organization and is responsible for financial management of the Institute's programs. Maria has over thirty-five (35) years' experience in public safety and justice program development, implementation and evaluation, both nationally and internationally. She is a highly motivated, nationally recognized leader that has succeeded during both her private and public sector tenures. She has successfully led national and regional initiatives that have brought together executives representing disparate domains, lawmakers and technology companies to ensure success.   Prior to her tenure with IJIS, she served in an executive level position as Chief of Staff of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI).  In this role she directed executive staff/resources provided by sponsor partners to include no less than DOJ, DHS, FBI, ODNI and the White House. COS responsibilities included all subcontractor management; dialogue with congressional leaders / White House staff / American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU); overarching budget management. The overarching budget responsibilities for the design, development, implementation and oversight of solution delivery to the 78 fusion centers nationwide.  She was previously Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety (LPS) within the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), the largest state department in NJ. Her office supported the Information Technology (IT) needs of more than a dozen divisions/in-but-not-off offices, ranging in scope from the Division of State Police to the Division of Consumer Affairs.  In addition to supporting these efforts, she led all programmatic and information technology related aspects of the State's homeland defense solution Emergency Preparedness Information Network (EPINet). Further, she represented the State nationally in numerous forums. The strategy reflected all efforts involving the Office of the Attorney General, NJ State Police, Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) efforts, other State Departments, as well as coordinating all efforts deployed to and involving state, county and local emergency service providers throughout the State.

    Melissa Winesburg, PhD

    Director of Programs

    IJIS Institute

    Dr. Melissa Winesburg, Ph.D., holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Winesburg serves as Director of Programs for the IJIS Institute leading efforts related to NIBRS implementation nationally, RMS standards development usage and promulgation and supporting initiatives relating to justice reform nationally. Previously, she held the position of Law Enforcement Practice Director at Optimum Technology, Inc., an information technology corporation located in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Winesburg managed and led the strategic development and growth of the company?s law enforcement practice in the areas of product development, customer relations and partnerships. Her leadership and expertise expanded law enforcement business operations from one to fourteen states. Ms. Winesburg also led the development of three major products including: SWIFTPROTECT (Records Management System), SWIFTREPOSITORY (NIBRS Repository), and SWIFTCONNECT (Law Enforcement Search Engine). Dr. Winesburg has more than 20 years of experience in law enforcement and criminal justice information systems. She began her career by developing the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Program and leading the implementation of a standardized records management system for local law enforcement for the State of Ohio.

  • About DAM Time: A Candid Conversation About Digital Asset Management and Evidence Storage

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This conference workshop presentation features a panel that gives insight into challenges facing law enforcement in handling this data and highlight ways agencies can effectively manage and store electronic evidence.

    This conference workshop presentation features a panel that gives insight into challenges facing law enforcement in handling this data and highlight ways agencies can effectively manage and store electronic evidence. With the deluge of images, videos, digital forensic exams, and other digital media in modern criminal investigations, law enforcement agencies are often drowning in digital media. Other industries have long established practices in digital asset management (DAM) that effectively store and organize these digital assets in a central location to manage, share, and store.

    Brandon Epstein, MS

    Detective

    Middlesex County, New Jersey, Prosecutor's Office

    Brandon Epstein is as a Detective with the Middlesex County, NJ Prosecutors Office, assigned to the Digital Forensic Laboratory. Brandon has a Master of Science degree in Recording Arts ? Emphasis Media Forensics from the National Center for Media Forensics at the University of Colorado ? Denver and is a Certified Forensic Video Analyst (CFVA) as well as a Certified Forensic Video Examiner (CFVE). He is active with many professional organizations, including the IACP Cybercrime and Digital Evidence committee, the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (SWGDE), the IAI Forensic Video Certification Board, the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). Brandon regularly provides digital forensic instruction to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers nationwide and internationally.

    Kara Van Malssen

    Managing Director, Consulting

    AVP

    Kara Van Malssen is Managing Director of Consulting at AVP, an information management consulting and software development firm. She helps organizations protect, manage, and maximize the value of their data and digital assets. Kara has helped dozens of organizations develop, build, and grow their digital asset management programs. She brings a holistic approach to her work, placing equal emphasis on the human, business, and technical aspects of a solution.

    Glenn Cavin

    Lieutenant

    Plano, Texas, Police Department

    Glenn Cavin is a lieutenant with the Plano Police Department and has 30 years of experience as a police officer. He is a graduate of the 41st management college at ILEA and has an educational background that includes several years of studies in mathematics, physics, computer science, and criminal justice at Stephen F. Austin State University, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Midwestern State University. He has served in many law enforcement roles, including FTO; SFST instructor; DRE instructor; DITEP instructor; agency DECP coordinator; patrol sergeant; patrol watch commander; and the chief?s administrative lieutenant. Glenn now supervises the department?s Technical Services Unit and is responsible for management and support of the police department's many technology projects and programs. He is currently working to implement a comprehensive digital evidence management system (DEMS), which will allow for consolidated collection, storage and administration of this critical data, as well as electronic submission of criminal case information to municipal, county, state, and federal prosecutors. Glenn is a current member of IACP, NATIA, and SWGDE. He has also participated for many years as an assessor and subject matter expert for the DHS Science and Technology Directorate?s SAVER and FRROST Programs; including their evaluations of in-car video recorders, rapid deployment closed circuit mesh video systems, overt body worn cameras, discrete audiovisual recording systems, covert GPS trackers, light amplification devices, wall penetrating radar systems, handheld thermal imagers, and small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). He has an understanding of and passion for public safety technology, which has been transformed radically during the past two decades and will no doubt continue its rapid evolution well into the future.

    Darryl Branker

    Detective Constable

    Toronto Police Service, Canada

    Detective Constable Darryl Branker is a 15 year member of the Toronto Police Service and has been an investigator in units such as Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Squad-Human Trafficking Enforcement Team and most recently in the Homicide Squad- Forensic Video Analysis Unit. Darryl was tasked with the development and implementation of this forensic unit which is in full operation today with a six member team of Forensic Video Analysts. A LEVA Certified Forensic Video Technician (CFVT), Darryl was also recently appointed to the board of the Ontario Video Analysts Association and was a presenter at the 2019 IACP. The Toronto Police Service is committed to being a world leader in policing through excellence, innovation, continuous learning, quality leadership and management

  • Achieving CJIS Compliance with Smartphones - What You Need to Know

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The conference workshop presentation provides clear guidance on key areas including multi-factor authentication, mobile device management, encryption requirements, and compensating control options.

    The conference workshop presentation provides clear guidance on key areas including multi-factor authentication, mobile device management, encryption requirements, and compensating control options. Smartphones provide operational benefits that can be significantly expanded if officers can access criminal justice databases. This requires compliance with CJIS policy and can be somewhat challenging. Presenters include an agency IT manager who achieved approval for CJI query on department smartphones, a veteran FBI CJIS ISO, and a practitioner who authored a guide to achieving CJIS compliance with smartphones.

    Chris Weatherly, CISSP-ISSMP

    Information Security Officer

    FBI

    John C. ?Chris? Weatherly, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) Information Security Officer (ISO): Chris joined the FBI in 1994 with his entire career in some "flavor" of security. Chris was a Federal police officer understanding the need for accurate information expeditiously. In 1998, Chris assumed the position of Personnel Security Specialist responsible for initiating and maintaining contract personnel security clearances. In 2004, Chris was assigned as an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) for several CJIS systems to include the CJISWAN and was promoted in 2014 to a Supervisory ISSO position overseeing ISSOs of all CJIS systems. Chris has a Bachelor's Degree in Business focusing on Information Systems, and a Master's Degree in the Administration of Justice and Security. Chris is also a Certified Information System Management Professional with the International Information Systems Certification Consortium. In October 2017, Chris was selected as the CJIS Division ISO to focus solely on the information assurance needs of the Advisory Policy Board and Compact Council and protection of the nation's criminal justice information.

    Eric Wood, MCPS

    Director

    Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS)

    I have worked in the commercial sector for over 25 years (Microsoft, Dell, Verizon, Texas Instruments) and have designed and delivered infrastructure solutions at enterprise scale for Fortune 100 businesses in the Energy, Finance, Healthcare, Software and Retail industries. In 2015, I deciced to leave my role as Principal Consultant at Microsoft after 15 years and join my local police department to help modernize the agency and the industry wherever possible. After six years with Chula Vista Police Department, their infrastructure was modernized and I had learned a lot about the state of the industry and capabilities with regard to police technology. I had demonstrated to key stakeholders that technology is more than a necessary utility but it's a strategic asset that can enable transformation. Chief Kennedy and her command staff realized this and supported a series of innovative programs to include Drone as First Responder, Connected Officer, DeX as the NextGen MDC, SpidrTech, Policy base traffic signal pre-emption, a Real Time Operations Center and embracing Cloud Services as the first agency in the state of Californa to recieved DoJ authorization. I'm proud of those successes and excited about having a similar impact on a much broader scale in my new role as the Director of ARJIS for the law enforcement agencies throughout San Diego County.

    Dale Stockton

    Managing Partner

    Public Safety Insight

    Dale Stockton is the managing partner of Public Safety Insight, a consulting firm that advises public safety agencies and vendors. He is a 32-year veteran of law enforcement, having worked in all areas of police operations and investigations and retiring as a police captain from Carlsbad, California. Dale is a graduate of the 201st FBI National Academy and holds a master?s degree in Criminology from the University of California, Irvine. He has presented best practice classes in the use of technology on behalf of both the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Institute of Justice. Stockton has served on advisory committees for both organizations, including the IACP Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Committee for more than five years. Dale is the founder of the award-winning national training program, Below 100 and is a past executive director for the organization. He is the current chairman of the Spirit of Blue Foundation's board of directors.

  • AI to Improve Officer Wellness and Citizen Engagements

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This conference workshop presentation panelists explore the use of AI for physical, mental, and emotional support; for early identification and intervention of potential problems; and to automate public engagement to ensure immediate and consistent response to citizens.

    This conference workshop presentation panelists explore the use of AI for physical, mental, and emotional support; for early identification and intervention of potential problems; and to automate public engagement to ensure immediate and consistent response to citizens. Artificial Intelligence is already delivering powerful new capabilities to support law enforcement agencies including the acceleration of analysis and insights from data, driving prioritized information faster to officers in the field, and improving resource allocation efficiency. AI can also play an important role in supporting officer health and wellness, as well as increasing community engagement.

    Kathleen Cowles

    Partner

    Deep Water Point LLC

    Shawna Coxon, PhD

    Deputy Commissioner

    An Garda S?och?na, Ireland's National Police and Security Service

    Deputy Coxon currently leads the Toronto Police Service's Human Resources command, including Professional Standards, Wellness, Labour Relations, Training and Talent and Acquisition. Prior to that, she was in charge of the Service's Priority Response Command, overseeing all frontline policing operations and Communications, followed by the Communities and Neighbourhoods' Command where she oversaw proactive policing functions across the Service, including Traffic Services. Throughout her 24 year career with the Toronto Police, Deputy Coxon has been the Executive Sponsor of numerous innovative projects include the civilianization of key roles within the TPS, the initiative into redefining core policing, enhanced analytics, Body Worn Cameras, and the connected officer program. She played a key role during the Service's Transformational Task Force and led an innovative team that recommended and implemented the Computer Cyber Crime Team. Deputy Coxon has her PhD in Criminal Law from Leicester University in the U.K. and has both published and spoken internationally. She has a passion for policing, innovation, technology and futurism. Many of her advances are novel as she seeks to reshape the role of police toward a community-centric, trusted community partner.

    Zhivago Dames

    Chief Superintendent

    Royal Bahamas Police Force

    Zhivago H. Dames enlisted in the Royal Bahamas Police Force on August 13th, 1990. His exemplary service, dedication, loyalty, and commitment to his organization propelled him through the ranks, leading up to his current rank, Chief Superintendent of Police. He is the Officer-In-Charge of the Cable Beach Division and Covid-19 Enforcement Unit. Further, his responsibilities include a supervisory and oversight role in negotiations and implementation of major governmental initiatives. Examples are RBPF contract with Motorola for an upgrade and maintenance of Astron Digital Trunking and 919 Systems; ShotSpotter Technology; implementation of RBPF Real-Time Crime Center. Chief Superintendent Dames is an active member of the International Association of Chief of Police (IACP) and a member of IACP's Communication and Technology Committee. He is the proud recipient of the Police Force Medals for Meritorious Service, Long Service and Good Conduct. He has an Associate's and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Information Technology from Atlantic College and an MBA from Barry University in Miami. He is married and is the father of four children. Along with his family, he worships at Five Porches of Deliverance Centre Apostolic Tabernacle Church, where he holds the office of Pastor of Special Projects.

    Chris Settle

    Deputy Chief

    Culpeper, Virginia Police Department

    Deputy Chief Chris Settle was hired by the Culpeper, Virginia Police Department in 1997. He has been promoted through the ranks and now serves as their Deputy Chief. He is a life-long resident of Culpeper and was hired with the agency in 1997 after graduating from Radford University in Radford, Virginia. He has experiences in various areas of law enforcment to include, patrol, community polcing and investigations. He currently serves as the agency's CALEA Accreditation Manager, Peer Support Team Coordinator, and Unmanned Aerial Systems Coordinator. He obtained his Bachelor?s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Radford University. He also attended the Virginia Department of Forensic Science Academy sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003 and is a member of the Virginia Forensic Science Academy Alumni Association. Chris is currently enrolled at the University of Virginia?s School of Professional Contining Studies. He also has served as a CALEA Assessor since 2008, and a Team Leader since 2016. He currently serves as a member of the Virginia Chiefs Association and is the member of IACP Communications and Technology Committee. Chris is involved in many community non-profit programs, to include serving a Vice President of Services to Abused Families, Inc. (SAFE) which provides services and sheltering to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. He is also a current member and past president of the local Lion?s Club.

    Richard Zak

    Director, Justice & Public Safety Solutions, Microsoft

    Richard Zak leads solution initiatives at Microsoft for safer citizens, communities, and responders. He also serves with many organizations including the Communications Technology Committee for the IACP, the IJIS Institute CJIS Advisory Committee, and the board for the National Association of Police Athletic/Activities League.

  • An Interactive Guide to the Future of Public Safety Mobility

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This conference workshop presentation engages the attendee’s voice in how mobility technologies can advance law enforcement.

    This conference workshop presentation engages the attendee’s voice in how mobility technologies can advance law enforcement. Learn more about how mobile apps are changing law enforcement through scenario-based demonstrations. Attendees can bring their own devices and demo applications/solutions. New apps will increase location-based services and the details about those assets, like knowing what training an individual has (e.g., CIT, active shooter) to identify the best resources in the vicinity for responding to a critical incident. This workshop shows how agencies are developing their own apps.

    Bill Schrier

    Senior Public Safety Advisor

    First Responder Network Authority

    Bill Schrier serves as a senior public safety advisor at the First Responder Network Authority of the United States Department of Commerce.  His primary responsibilities there include finding apps, applications, devices and other solutions which use wireless cellular networking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of first responders in the field. Schrier's previous jobs include CIO, Seattle Police Department; Chair, Washington State Interoperability Executive Committee;  Chief Technology Officer and Director of the Information Technology Department, City of Seattle. Schrier has served as a police patrol officer and is a retired officer with the United States Army.

    Ed Arib

    Public Safety Manager

    Portland, Oregon, Police Bureau

    Results-driven technology leader with more than 30 years' experience in information technology management, software engineering and manufacturing. He is acknowledged for talents conceptualizing and directing the development and continuous refinement of advanced technology solutions to meet clients' needs. Held different roles during my career, including VP of Engineering, Director of IT, Senior Software Architect, Project Manager, Technical Lead and Programmer/Analyst.  He holds an advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University and an Engineering degree in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from l'Ecole Nationale Suprieure de Mcanique et d'rotechnique in France.  He is currently responsible for the development and support of software applications for the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) and the Bureau of Emergency Communication (BOEC). 

    William Brooks

    Chief

    Norwood, Massachusetts, Police Department

    Bill Brooks is the Chief of Police in Norwood, Massachusetts. He serves on the IACP Board of Directors. 

  • Cybersecurity for the Small Law Enforcement Agency

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This conference workshop presentation discusses practical guidance and realistic best practices, along with down-to-earth suggestions on how to best address cybersecurity issues, including an introduction to the NIST cybersecurity framework.

    This conference workshop presentation discusses practical guidance and realistic best practices, along with down-to-earth suggestions on how to best address cybersecurity issues, including an introduction to the NIST cybersecurity framework. A non-technical discussion of key concepts a chief must understand to effectively mitigate current cybersecurity and ransomware threats. One of the most common misconceptions is that defending against these threats is costly. But that does not have to be the case if cybersecurity is addressed with some basic best practices and some knowledge.

    Ciro Cetrangolo, CISSP

    Chief of Police

    Village of Richmond, Illinois, Police Department

    Ciro Cetrangolo, CISSP is an information security consultant, published author, instructor, and speaker with over 30 years of experience consulting in IT and security. He has been providing both strategic and technical guidance to both businesses and units of government. In addition, Ciro also has over 25 years of experience in law enforcement, having served in multiple specialties and assignments while working up through the ranks and proudly currently serves his jurisdiction as the Chief of Police.When he?s not serving his community or his clients, he enjoys spending time with his family and his two German Shepherd dogs.

  • Digital Assets Managing Cost, Capacity, Risk, and Integrity

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This conference workshop presentation features a panel that examines a range of compelling cases and promising approaches to help police leaders better understand digital information best practices to address shrinking resources.

    This conference workshop presentation features a panel that examines a range of compelling cases and promising approaches to help police leaders better understand digital information best practices to address shrinking resources. Police digital retention demands integrity, whether operational or administrative. With increases of records, evidence, video capture, digitization of operations and training, department digital storage costs and cyber risk exposure are driven up. Police budgets are shrinking due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the scrutiny of police use of technology, resulting in public calls for criminal justice reform.

    Craig Allen

    Lieutenant Colonel, Chief Fiscal Officer, State Purchasing Officer (Ret.)

    Illinois State Police

    James Emerson

    Vice President

    National White Collar Crime Center

    Lt. Colonel James J. Emerson, USMC (Ret.), is Vice President at the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).  Jim has more than 42 years of law enforcement and security experience, encompassing a wide spectrum of national security and public safety disciplines with a 17 year focus on cybercrime investigation, computer forensics, and related criminal intelligence. In addition to holding numerous certifications in cybersecurity and digital forensics, Jim has presented both evidence and expert testimony related to digital evidence in US Federal Court and trained law enforcement executives, criminal investigators, and prosecutors regarding digital evidence and forensics. Jim has been the Chairman of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Computer Crime and Digital Evidence Committee for over ten years and currently serves on a NCMEC task force to their Advisory Council.

    Thomas Ruocco

    Chief, Criminal Investigations

    Texas Department of Public Safety

    Mr. Ruocco is Chief of the Criminal Investigations Division at the Texas Department of Public Safety. He oversees 832 employees statewide that conduct criminal enterprise investigations targeting those organized criminal groups that constitute the greatest threat to Texas. This includes programs focused on drug trafficking, human trafficking, gang activity and other specialized investigations such as fraud, cargo theft, human smuggling, vehicle theft and illegal gambling. CID works closely with local, state, and federal agencies to identify and arrest high threat criminals such as sex offenders and other violent fugitives. CID also provides technical investigative support both within the Department and to other law enforcement agencies. Mr. Ruocco is a member of the International Association of the Chiefs of Police, where he serves as the chairperson of the Police Investigative Operations Committee; Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies, where he served as chairperson of the Human Trafficking Committee; Criminal Intelligence Coordination Council, where he serves as the vice chairperson. He was also a member of the National Domestic Communications Assistance Center, where he served on the executive advisory board; the National Association of Missing and Exploited Children, where he served on the advisory board; and the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, where he served as the Co-Chairman of the Technology Working Group. Mr. Ruocco is the former FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Division, Austin Resident Agency. In this capacity, his duties included management and oversight of the Austin Resident Agency, Waco Resident Agency, and the Counterterrorism Program. In July 2008 Mr. Ruocco retired from the FBI.In February 2009 Mr. Ruocco began his employment with the Texas Department of Public Safety, when he was appointed chief of the Criminal Law Enforcement Division.

    Zhivago Dames

    Chief Superintendent

    Royal Bahamas Police Force

    Zhivago H. Dames enlisted in the Royal Bahamas Police Force on August 13th, 1990. His exemplary service, dedication, loyalty, and commitment to his organization propelled him through the ranks, leading up to his current rank, Chief Superintendent of Police. He is the Officer-In-Charge of the Cable Beach Division and Covid-19 Enforcement Unit. Further, his responsibilities include a supervisory and oversight role in negotiations and implementation of major governmental initiatives. Examples are RBPF contract with Motorola for an upgrade and maintenance of Astron Digital Trunking and 919 Systems; ShotSpotter Technology; implementation of RBPF Real-Time Crime Center. Chief Superintendent Dames is an active member of the International Association of Chief of Police (IACP) and a member of IACP's Communication and Technology Committee. He is the proud recipient of the Police Force Medals for Meritorious Service, Long Service and Good Conduct. He has an Associate's and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Information Technology from Atlantic College and an MBA from Barry University in Miami. He is married and is the father of four children. Along with his family, he worships at Five Porches of Deliverance Centre Apostolic Tabernacle Church, where he holds the office of Pastor of Special Projects.

  • Discussions of Funding and Need for Clear Metrics with Former Police Chiefs Turned City Managers

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This conference workshop presentation discusses the need for operational technologies and the resulting costs for law enforcement and city managers.

    This conference workshop presentation discusses the need for operational technologies and the resulting costs for law enforcement and city managers. Police operations require almost everything to be in digital format, which drives up costs. City managers are central to all financial discussions. Costs of an ever-expanding need for operational technologies and the resulting out-year costs create a division between operational needs for more digital technology and storage and citywide administration understanding those needs to be able to identify funding for future costs and how to best contain those costs. Viewers will learn how using proper metrics can help drive higher likelihood of funding in contemporary times.

    Craig Allen

    Lieutenant Colonel, Chief Fiscal Officer, State Purchasing Officer (Ret.)

    Illinois State Police

    Bradley Bloom, MBA

    Assistant Village Manager/Director of Public safety

    Village of Hinsdale, IL

    Bradley Bloom is the Assistant Village Manager and Director of Public Safety for the Village of Hinsdale IL (suburban Chicago). Prior to that Brad served as the Chief of Police for Hinsdale, a post he held for almost 14 years. Brad holds an MBA and a bachelors degree in Business Administration. Brad serves as an adjunct instructor for the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.

    John Jackson

    City Manager

    Greenwood Village, Colorado

  • Ethical Use of Facial Recognition Technology in Law Enforcement: Policy & Process Before Technology

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This conference workshop presentation focuses on post-investigative image identification with the assistance of Facial Recognition Technology (FRT). FRT, by itself, does not produce probable cause to arrest.

    This conference workshop presentation focuses on post-investigative image identification with the assistance of Facial Recognition Technology (FRT). FRT, by itself, does not produce probable cause to arrest. The technology does, however, provide a valuable lead as the first step in an image identification process. Any image identification process that includes FRT should put policy before the technology. This session provides “appropriate use” guidelines, best practices, and policy recommendations. The session also discusses what to look for in a FRT vendor, address bias concerns, and discuss training opportunities.

    Joseph Courtesis

    Inspector

    JCour-Consulting LLC

    Inspector Joseph Courtesis (New York, NY) Retired, after approximately 27 years of service from the NYPD. Former Commander of the 105th and 106th Precincts, Central Investigations Division, and the NYPD?s Real Time Crime Center. Joseph provided technical assistance in hundreds of high-profile investigations. Joseph is recognized as a subject matter expert with investigative technology and facial recognition policy. Founder and President of JCour-Consulting LLC, a law enforcement consultant firm that provides assistance to technology companies to ensure products comply with ethical use policies. Additionally, Joseph is an active member of the Crime Prevention Committee, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Security & Integrity Group, Biometric Institute

    Nicole Spaun

    Senior Manager of Criminal Justice Training and Development

    IDEMIA

    Dr. Nicole Spaun is the Senior Manager for Criminal Justice Training and Development for IDEMIA. Previously she worked as the Principal Face Biometric Expert for IDEMIA-National Security Solutions, our federal side of the company. She earned a Bachelor?s degree in Planetary Sciences from Boston University and her MS and PhD in Geological Sciences from Brown University while involved with NASA?s Galileo mission, performing image analysis of the spacecraft data. Dr. Spaun then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at NASA?s Ames Research Center. Motivated by the attacks of 9/11, she switched focus and started at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Using her image analysis skills as a Forensic Image Examiner, she specialized in biometrics and photogrammetry including publishing papers on techniques for facial identification that culminated in the development and deployment of an FBI training program for facial comparisons. Dr. Spaun left the FBI to become the first Biometrics Program Manager for US Army Europe in Germany and at the end of her tour worked for MITRE at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Today she works for Idemia overseeing and conducting training for examiners and law enforcement on Facial Comparison and working with product improvement. She is a member of the Facial Identification Scientific Working Group and an associate member of the International Association of Identification?s Subcommittee on Facial Identification. Dr. Spaun is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at both the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) and the forensic science department of George Mason University (GMU).

  • Leveraging Technology to Augment Staffing

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This conference workshop presentation discusses the challenge that many agencies have with staffing or budgeting.

    This conference workshop presentation discusses the challenge that many agencies have with staffing or budgeting. The Chula Vista (CA) Police Department found itself facing both, resulting in a staffing level of less than one officer per thousand. The agency needed a force multiplier and began by issuing smartphones. CVPD then added layers of complementary technology, ultimately resulting in improved response times and increased situational awareness for officers. Command officers from CVPD will provide insight to their nationally recognized Drone-as-a-First Responder program, Live 911, and pilot efforts to use the smartphone as an in-car computer as well as Greenwave technology which improves response by managing traffic signals without installing equipment in patrol cars.

    Roxana Kennedy

    Chief

    Chula Vista, California, Police Department

    In 2016, Roxana Kennedy was appointed as the City of Chula Vista?s 24th Chief of Police. Chief Kennedy began her law enforcement career after graduating from the Southwestern College Police Academy. She rose to become the first female Chief of Police for the City of Chula Vista. Under Chief Kennedy?s leadership, CVPD has adopted an innovation initiative focused on using technology to enhance community safety, increase situational awareness and officer safety, and reduce response times. CVPD is proud to be the first and only police department to work under the Federal Aviation Administration?s UAS Integrated Pilot Program ?Drone as a First Responder (DFR)? concept which provides real-time data to officers and supervisors allowing officers to make better tactical decisions in the field providing safer outcomes for all parties involved. Chief Kennedy?s goal is sharing our story with our law enforcement partners nationally and internationally to help standardize and expand to any agency interested in the benefits. CVPD is also leading another pilot project called Live911. Live911 allows the officers in the field to hear incoming 911 calls and respond before critical calls are processed and dispatched. Programs of importance include: ? Body Worn Cameras - Issued to patrol ? Cell phone deployment to all officers ? DeX-pilot program replacing MDC's with officers' hand-held smart phones docked in the vehicle ? Opticom - preemptive traffic light CAD integration for responding officers ? Open Data Initiative - To provide transparency, build trust, and enhance community engagement, CVPD is proud to be one of the first law enforcement agencies in the United States to participate in the White House Open Data Initiative. ? State of the Art Communication Center Chief Kennedy has a bachelor?s degree in Business Management from California Coast University. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Class #243.

    Don Redmond

    Captain

    Chula Vista, California, Police Department

    Captain Don Redmond began his law enforcement career in 1996 as a CVPD sponsored recruit in the San Diego Regional Academy. After graduation, Captain Redmond worked various assignments including patrol officer, School Resource Officer, Motor Officer, field agent, Special Events Coordinator, and Hit and Run Investigator. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2008 and served as patrol supervisor, SWAT Team Leader, and Professional Standards Sergeant. In 2013, Captain Redmond was promoted to Lieutenant and served as Patrol Watch Commander, Community Policing Commander, Professional Standards Lieutenant, Jail Commander, Dispatch Manager, Adjutant/Special Projects Lieutenant, and UAS Manager until his promotion to captain. Currently, Capt. Redmond oversees Support Operations consisting of the 9-1-1 Police Communications Center, Technology, the City Jail, the Professional Standards Unit, and UAS/DFR Operations. Captain Redmond holds a Master of Arts Degree in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma, a Master Certificate in Criminal Justice from the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from San Diego State University. He is a graduate of California P.O.S.T. Command College (Class 64) and the prestigious FBI National Academy (Class 263). He is a published author in Police1 Magazine, FBINAA Magazine and was a contributing writer for the California P.O.S.T. De-Escalation Strategies and Techniques publication. He is an adjunct community college instructor and California P.O.S.T. Master Instructor.

    Dale Stockton

    Managing Partner

    Public Safety Insight

    Dale Stockton is the managing partner of Public Safety Insight, a consulting firm that advises public safety agencies and vendors. He is a 32-year veteran of law enforcement, having worked in all areas of police operations and investigations and retiring as a police captain from Carlsbad, California. Dale is a graduate of the 201st FBI National Academy and holds a master?s degree in Criminology from the University of California, Irvine. He has presented best practice classes in the use of technology on behalf of both the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Institute of Justice. Stockton has served on advisory committees for both organizations, including the IACP Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Committee for more than five years. Dale is the founder of the award-winning national training program, Below 100 and is a past executive director for the organization. He is the current chairman of the Spirit of Blue Foundation's board of directors.