“IACP” under an outline of the Chicago skyline. “Join the FirstNet Authority at IACP 2019, Chicago, Illinois | October 26-29”

FirstNet Authority heads to the Windy City for IACP 2019

Fall is here and that means International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Exposition is near! This year’s event will be held in Chicago, IL from October 26-29, in conjunction with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Town Hall and preceded by the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) Fall Meeting on October 24-26.

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) team will be on site to discuss the FirstNet Authority Roadmap and provide updates on the latest developments with the FirstNet network. We will be hosting two panels to talk with law enforcement leaders about incorporating mobile broadband technology into operations and answering questions about the FirstNet network.

Join the FirstNet Authority at the following panels:

Saturday, October 26 – 12:30-1:30 pm CDT, McCormick Place West W192ab

Use of Smart Phones and Tablets by Patrol Officers

  • Bill Schrier, FirstNet Authority Senior Public Safety Advisor – Moderator
  • Sergeant Frailan Young, Jr., Mesa (AZ) Police Department
  • Ed Arib, Portland (OR) Police Bureau
  • Warren Izumigawa, Honolulu (HI) Police Department
  • Dan Gomez, Los Angeles (CA) Police Department

FirstNet Authority Senior Public Safety Advisor Bill Schrier will be joined by law enforcement leaders from the Mesa (AZ) Police Department, Portland (OR) Police Bureau, Honolulu (HI) Police Department, and Los Angeles (CA) Police Department to discuss the distribution of smart phones and tablets to patrol officers. This panel will discuss how the technology is used, including apps commonly utilized, and lessons learned by the agencies in implementing the new policies.

Tuesday, October 29 – 3:30-4:30 pm CDT, McCormick Place West W192ab

Myth vs Fact: Get Answers to Your Questions about the FirstNet Network

FirstNet Authority Senior Director of Product Dr. Jennifer Harder, PhD will walk through some common questions about the FirstNet network. In this interactive session, the team will also take questions from the audience.

Be sure to also stop by the FirstNet, Built with AT&T exhibit booth #4818. For more information on how to register for IACP 2019, click here. A full schedule of events can be found here.

Learn more about FirstNet and Law Enforcement on FirstNet.gov. For additional information contact FirstNet Senior Law Enforcement Advisor Harry Markley at harry.markley@firstnet.gov. Harry and other FirstNet Authority staff look forward to seeing everyone in Chicago!

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