IACP Conference 2020

Wednesday, October 21 3:15pm

Technology to Support People in Need

Senior Public Safety Advisor Bill Schrier, First Responder Network Authority (Moderator)
Commander Bryan Bennett, Houston Police Department - Mental Health Division
Police Chief Rick Hillman, Folsom Police Department
Lieutenant Daniel Nelson, Seattle Police Department - Operations Center

Law enforcement is embracing technology to serve at-risk populations - those with mental illness, in crisis, and those who have the potential for violence. Apps now put more detailed information in the hands of officers to provide individualized services and get needed help. Departments use apps to access individual care plans for people who have regular interaction with the department. These care plans help officers to do what is best for that person, which could include strategies for diffusing a person in crisis or contacts who are providing treatment. Officers can also now receive alerts when an individual has an interaction with police or other services. Officer and community safety also increases with these efforts.

On Demand 

Building Technology Capacity Workshop

Technology is woven into every fiber of a police department and takes the form of hardware, software, communications systems, intelligence centers, and equipment. Technology systems can create the infrastructure for actionable intelligence, enhance officer safety, support efficient operations, and manage risk, but systems are only effective when complemented by appropriate processes and implementation. This presentation builds on the Violence Reduction Guide, produced by Major Cities Chiefs and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and provides a road map for successful implementation in small, medium, and large agencies. Chief Lewin has experience in both Chicago and D.C., and Ed Flynn is retired as Chief of Milwaukee PD. Track: Technology and Information Sharing

  • Event Date:
    Oct 21, 2020 to Oct 23, 2020
  • Speaker(s):
    Bill Schrier, Jonathan Lewin