Executive Leadership Seminar: Promises and Perils of Law Enforcement Information Technology

Wed, September 04 2019, 9:00 AM - Thu, September 05 2019, 5:00 PM [EST]

1001, Fire Academy Drive, Sayreville, NJ, 08872, United States

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Wed, September 04 2019, 9:00 AM - Thu, September 05 2019, 5:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

A case-study oriented seminar to discuss the benefits that current and emerging information technologies can bring to improving law enforcement operations and the challenges that adoption of advanced technologies brings to an agency with ways to mitigate risks.  Presented by experienced experts in law enforcement operations and technology. Designed for law enforcement executives in national, state and local agencies and organizations. The seminar is the first of a three-course series part of the Advancing Public Safety Information Technology Professional Development Program. Future courses in Emerging Law Enforcement Information Technology and Law Enforcement Technology Project Management will be offered. Please reference the seminar agenda below for an overview of presentations. 

 

The seminar will take place at the Middlesex County Fire Academy, located at 1001 Fire Academy Drive Sayreville, New Jersey 08872. There is free on-site parking at the event location.

 

If you will be traveling from out of town and will need hotel accommodations, there are several nearby hotels.   

 

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Courtyard By Marriott Edison/Raritan Center Courtyard

3105 Woodbridge Avenue Edison, New Jersey 08837

Phone: 732-738-1991 

http://www.marriott.com 

 

Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center

125 Raritan Center Parkway Edison, New Jersey 08837

Phone: 732-225-8300 

www.starwoodhotels.com

 

Hilton Garden Inn Edison/Raritan Center

50 Raritan Center Parkway Edison, New Jersey 08837

Phone: 732-225-0900 

hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

 

Extended Stay America Hotel Edison - Raritan Center

1 Fieldcrest Avenue Edison, New Jersey 08837

Phone: 732-346-9366 

extendedstayamerica.com

 

Edison Hotel

3050 Woodbridge Avenue Edison, New Jersey 08837

Phone: 1-877-388-6956 

http://www.roomstays.com/hotel/566669 

 

Hampton Inn Woodbridge

North Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095

Phone: 732-855-6900 

www.hamptoninnwoodbridge.com

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About the Organizer

The Center on Policing at Rutgers University, formerly known as the Police Institute, was founded by Dr. George Kelling in 2001. The COP’s mission is to integrate research and evidence-based best practices into police operations, violence reduction, problem-solving, community policing, education, training, and the development of criminal justice policy and practice. The IJIS Institute The IJIS Institute is a nonprofit alliance working to promote and enable technology in the public sector and expand the use of information to maximize safety, efficiency, and productivity. The IJIS Institute has members and associates working within and across several major public-sector domains as its areas of focus: Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement, Corrections, Courts); Public Safety (Fire, EMS, Emergency Management); Homeland Security; Health and Human Services; Transportation. The mission of the IJIS Institute is to drive public sector technology innovation and empower information sharing to promote safer and healthier communities. Established in 1970, the National Police Foundation is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to improving policing through innovation and science. For nearly 50 years, the Foundation has conducted research on all aspects of policing and is leading the way in promoting and sharing evidence-based practices and innovation among law enforcement.

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Event Speakers

Jim Burch
President, National Police Foundation

Mr. Burch is the President of the National Police Foundation, overseeing the Foundation’s efforts to advance policing through innovations in practice and technology. Prior to joining the Police Foundation in early 2015, Mr. Burch served for more than 20 years at the U.S. Department of Justice, having been appointed to various senior executive and leadership positions, including Acting Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (2009-2011), Deputy Assistant Attorney General (2011-2014) of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and Acting Assistant Director at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) (2014-2015).During his career at the Department of Justice, Mr. Burch developed, supported, and led many key initiatives to advance policing and criminal justice, including major initiatives designed to encourage the use of data, technology and evidence-based crime reduction and policing strategies. These initiatives focused on improving officer safety, and on information sharing policy initiatives and strategies. During his career, Mr. Burch led and developed similar initiatives focused on other components of the justice system, including programs and strategies in adult and juvenile corrections, the courts, and community-based organizations. Mr. Burch also led and supported the institutionalization of stronger collaboration between DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and DOJ’s research and statistical arms, the National Institute of Justice and Bureau of Justice Statistics, to design and implement joint research and demonstration initiatives that will build the body of evidence to guide 21st century policing and justice in America. In the first half of his DOJ career, Mr. Burch managed many OJP programs, providing him with the opportunity to work directly with many local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies and community-based organizations across the nation to develop, implement, and test crime prevention and reduction strategies.

Thomas J. O'Reilly
Executive Advisor to the Center on Policing at Rutgers University

Thomas O’Reilly serves as an expert on best practices in public safety information sharing and creating collaborative environments across all levels of government. His leadership in solving community issues and building mutually trusting relationships between police agencies and communities currently serves as a model for our country. He was the Director for Center On Policing at Rutgers University and now serves as the Executive Advisor to the Center in fulfilling the mission of integrating research and evidence-based best practices into police operations, problem solving, community policing, and the development of criminal justice policy and practice. O’Reilly served at the U S Department of Justice. He was appointed by the US Attorney General as the Director of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Report (NSI) Initiative Program Management Office (PMO) He led a team of representatives from the Department of Justice, the Office of the Directorate of National Intelligence ODNI), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and State, Local, and Tribal agencies in the implementation of SAR to all fusion centers nationwide, state and local law enforcement and the major law enforcement components of the federal government. Prior to his positions in the Federal Government, Mr. O'Reilly was The Administrator of the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, the organization responsible for oversight of the state police, homeland security, emergency management, fusion center operations, criminal justice system coordination, criminal and civil legal services, and juvenile justice. Mr. O'Reilly also served as the assistant director of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice as well as Chief of Police Programs for the State Law Enforcement Planning Agency, and was the planning officer for the Trenton, NJ, Police Division. Mr. O’Reilly has conducted numerous management, staffing and organizational studies of police departments, state attorney general’s office, corrections, juvenile justice departments and prosecutors’ offices.

Rick Fuentes
Former Colonel and Superintendent, New Jersey State Police & Former State Director, New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

Rick Fuentes has had almost four decades of experience in law enforcement. He holds a doctorate in philosophy degree from the City University of New York with a published dissertation on the domestic business operations of Colombian cocaine cartels. Over the span of his investigative career with the New Jersey State Police, he has received numerous awards, to include: the National Meritorious Intelligence Award, issued while a member of the Newark Joint Terrorism Task Force for his contribution to the investigation and prosecution of Yu Kikumura, a member of the Japanese Red Army; 1993 Trooper of the Year award for several drug trafficking investigations resulting in the seizure of two tons of cocaine; the Arthur Niederhoffer Memorial Fellowship for achievement and service within the John Jay College Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice; and, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Medal for Outstanding Public Service. Outstanding Public Service. Mr. Fuentes was superintendent of the New Jersey State Police from March 1, 2003, to November 1, 2017. As a gubernatorial appointee confirmed by the state legislature, he has served four governors, both democrat and republican. As superintendent, Mr. Fuentes commanded an enlisted and civilian work force of more than 4,000 men and women tasked with a broad range of patrol, investigative, homeland security, administrative, forensic laboratory and emergency management responsibilities. He managed an annual budget of more than $300 million.

Eddie Reyes
Director, Office of Public Safety Communications, Prince William County, Virginia

Mr. Reyes has over 26 years of public safety experience retiring as a senior deputy chief from the Alexandria Police Department after 25 years of service. During his tenure with the City of Alexandria, he was the Emergency Communications Center Commander from 2000–2004. In 2005, Mr. Reyes was a representative of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) on the Public Safety Alliance that advocated for Congress allotting funding and public safety broadband spectrum, which was the foundation for creation of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). He has worked on Next Generation 911 with the National 911 Program Office, the National Emergency Number Association, and as a team leader on the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Project 43 Report that addressed evolving broadband communications technologies. Mr. Reyes assisted APCO with the process that resulted in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) changing the occupation name from "Dispatcher" to "Public Safety Telecommunicator". While in Alexandria, Mr. Reyes had oversight of the City's Land Mobile Radio System and was part of the transition team that created the City's Department of Emergency Communications. He is a past Chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Police Communications Committee, past Chair of Virginia's State Interoperability Executive Committee under Governor Mark Warner, and Chair of the IACP's Communications and Technology Committee. Mr. Reyes represents the IACP on the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council and U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFECOM Program to improve public safety interoperability. Since the early 2000's, Mr. Reyes has been involved with technology related to public safety communications, such as 911 services, computer aided dispatch, land mobile radio systems, mobile data computers, voice data recording systems, and automatic vehicle location/routing.

John D. Cohen
Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University

John D. Cohen is a professor at the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice in Newark and a senior advisor at the Rutgers University Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security. With more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement and homeland security, Cohen served as the acting under secretary and principal deputy under secretary for intelligence and analysis of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the senior career official within the office, Cohen served as its chief operating officer, responsible for the gathering, analysis and dissemination of intelligence information. Cohen also served as DHS’s counterterrorism coordinator overseeing the development and implementation of department-wide counterterrorism operational activities and programs, including those associated with the detection and prevention of, response to, and recovery from acts of terrorism in the United States. He also led DHS’s efforts to establish multi-disciplinary programs focused on countering violent extremism, preventing and responding to mass casualty/active shooter attacks, improving information sharing, and expanding DHS’s interactions and collaboration with faith communities. Cohen has an extensive background in homeland security and law enforcement operations and policy development. He was senior homeland security policy advisor to a number of state and local officials including the governors of Massachusetts and Arizona. In 2004, he was selected by the National Journal as one of the “100 Key People in Homeland Security.” Cohen has worked within the private sector and has held a variety of government positions. Cohen earned a bachelor’s degree in American history at Connecticut College.

Morgan Wright
Internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy, cyberterrorism, identity theft and privacy

Morgan is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy, cyber terrorism, and advanced technology. His landmark testimony before Congress on Healthcare.gov changed how the government collected personally identifiable information. He has made hundreds of appearances on national news, radio, print and web, and has spoken to audiences around the world. Previously Morgan was a Senior Advisor in the US State Department Antiterrorism Assistance Program and Senior Law Enforcement Advisor for the 2012 Republican National Convention. In addition to 18 years in state and local law enforcement, Morgan has developed solutions in defense, justice and intelligence for the largest technology companies in the world.

Paul K. Wormeli
Innovation Strategist, Wormeli Consulting, LLC

Paul Wormeli consults for government and the commercial sector in the application of information technology to public service. He has introduced innovative programs in public policy, as well as innovations in the use of technology. He has managed the development of software products resulting in system implementation for dozens of agencies throughout the world and has managed national programs in support of advanced information sharing. Mr. Wormeli was appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Deputy Administrator of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) in the U.S. Department of Justice. He led the development of a common protocol for interconnecting diverse proprietary protocols to enable the nationwide sharing of criminal history information. Mr. Wormeli managed the work for the Information Systems section in the report of the President’s National Commission on Standards and Goals for Criminal Justice. He has been an advisor to the White House on security and privacy and participated in the drafting of Federal law on this topic. During his tenure in the Justice Department, he served on the President’s Committee on Drug Enforcement. Mr. Wormeli helped create and was the first full-time Executive Director of the IJIS Institute, a non-profit dedicated to engaging industry in helping government agencies improve information sharing using advanced technology. Mr. Wormeli holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of New Mexico, and a Master of Engineering Administration degree from the George Washington University. He undertook courses in the honors program for industry as a part of the doctoral program in Engineering Economic Systems at Stanford University. He received a certificate in Cross-Boundary Transformation from the John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program at Harvard University.

https://cps.gwu.edu/paul-wormeli

Event Schedule

  • September 4, 2019
  • September 5, 2019
08:00 AM
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09:00 AM

Registration & Buffet Breakfast

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09:00 AM
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09:30 AM

Introduction to the seminar and participants

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09:30 AM
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10:15 AM

State of the art in law enforcement information technology

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Overview of advanced technology as it stands today and what is emerging for potential adoption by law enforcement in the foreseeable future. Adoption rate of current technology. Experiences with negative impacts from technology introduction.

10:15 AM
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10:30 AM
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11:30 AM

Justifying information technology acquisition

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Ways to build the business case and define requirements for using information technology to achieve strategic objectives. Performance management in the adoption of technology. Articulating the theory of change as a basis for acquisition.

11:30 AM
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12:00 PM

Measuring success in information technology implementation

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Potential metrics and ways to measure outcomes that are meaningful to funding authorities. The importance of data: principles of collection and measurement.

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01:00 PM
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02:00 PM

Lessons learned with contemporary technology

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Examples and case studies of the introduction of contemporary information technologies including new architectures, systems and related processes that disrupt conventional systems in law enforcement. Focus on such innovations as predictive analytics, mobile computing innovations, cloud computing, etc.

02:00 PM
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03:00 PM

Potential promise of emerging information technologies

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Benefits offered by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, machine learning, blockchain, the internet of things, etc. Ways to justify adoption. Associated challenges and risks of adoption. Actions to take to mitigate risks.

03:00 PM
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Building a consensus supporting technology adoption

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Identifying the full range of stakeholders. Approaches to building community support. Dealing with privacy issues and perceptions of the community. Making acquisition a consensus of all relevant stakeholders. Creating governance mechanisms for policy development.

04:15 PM
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05:00 PM

Existential challenges to success

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Discussion of participants around case studies and personal experiences where implementation challenges have arisen. Review of successes in overcoming objections and community resistance.

05:00 PM
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07:00 PM

Networking Reception

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07:30 AM
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08:30 AM

Registration & Buffet Breakfast

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09:00 AM
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09:45 AM

Managing contractors for success

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How to create a winning collaboration with software and system providers. Insights for effective management practices. Essentials of a productive partnership where everyone wins.

09:45 AM
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10:30 AM

An Executive guide to contemporary Cybersecurity

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Current thinking about measures any agency should be taking to safeguard its data. Methods of protection and procedures to initiate.

10:30 AM
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10:45 AM
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11:30 AM

Dealing with the privacy dilemma

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Principles on which privacy laws and civil rights protections are based. Ways to work with privacy advocates to create common ground. Outreach methods to engage community groups.

11:30 AM
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12:00 PM

Staffing and other resources

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Organizational issues and staffing positions that can help make the use of information technology successful. Collaborations with research organizations and other agencies

12:00 PM
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01:00 PM
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Information Sharing principles and prospects

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Basis for creating information sharing collaboratives. Successes in regional collaboration. National standards and critical success factors for information sharing. Executive view of the value and approach of the National Information Exchange Model and other methods. Summary of the major national systems that provide value to local law enforcement—CJIS systems, N-DEx, NIBRS, NSI, NLETS,etc. Ways to use and integrate these resources.

02:00 PM
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03:00 PM

The uses and abuses of social media

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Strategies to make most effective use of social media in interacting with constituents. Precautions to be taken in managing access and use of data from open systems.

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04:15 PM

Why Data Matters

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Summary of the important uses of data in managing law enforcement operations. Sources of evidence to support data driven policing and emerging models of policing. Connections to strategic planning and agency effectiveness.

04:15 PM
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05:00 PM

Open discussion of technology issues

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Responding to participants issues and positions on the use of technology and risk mitigation

05:00 PM
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05:30 PM

Adjourn

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Participants will have the opportunity to ask speakers questions.