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Day 1 - Tuesday, February 28, 2023

8:00
Registration Opens
8:45
Opening Comments from the Co-Chairs
9:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Implementing FirstNet Communication Technology
9:30

Police Leaders Roundtable

Reassessing the Future Role of Police Technology
10:30
Exhibit Hall and Networking
11:00
Leveraging the Latest Innovations for Digital Evidence and Data Storage Systems
11:45
Evolving Communication Tech – How to Implement NG 9-1-1
12:30
Networking Luncheon
1:45
FBI Innovations in Biometric Evidence
2:15
Advancement in Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) and Integrating Software with BWC’s, ICCs and More Existing Technology Systems for a Streamlined Evidence Collection Approach
3:00
Exhibit Hall and Networking
3:30
Implementing Body-Worn Camera Technology Across a Police Department
4:15
Top 5 Drones Tactics for Police: Harnessing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Platforms and Drone Technologies for Policing
5:00
Closing Comments from the Co-Chairs, Conference Adjourns

Networking Cocktail Reception and Solutions Demonstrations

Day 2 - Wednesday, March 1, 2023

8:30
Registration Opens
9:00
Opening Comments from the Co-Chairs
9:05

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

The Latest in Illegal Firearms Tracing Technology in Canada
9:30

PANEL

Keeping Ahead of Criminals: The Newest Solutions to Prevent and Combat Criminal Usage and Manipulation of Technology
10:15
Exhibit Hall and Networking
10:45

CASE STUDY

Modernizing Interagency Communications: How Implementing CAD Software is Improving Police and Fire Dispatch and Response
11:30
Knowing Your AI and Machine Learning Corporate Risk for Today and the Future: Implementing Company Policy Before Buying
12:15
Networking Luncheon
1:30
Latest Advancements in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Training
2:15

CASE STUDY

Boosting Crime Prevention through 24/7 Real Time Intelligence Centre
2:45
Networking Break
3:00
Real-Time Situational Awareness Tools for Frontline Officers, from Dashboards to Interactive Crime Maps
3:30
How the Latest Helicopter Capabilities are Improving Police Operations
4:00
Closing Remarks from the Conference Co-Chairs

Conference & Expo Conclude

Day 1 - Tuesday, February 28, 2023

8:00
Registration Opens
8:45
Opening Comments from the Co-Chairs

Tony Ventura
Director of Information Technology
Peel Regional Police

9:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Implementing FirstNet Communication Technology

Jonathan Lewin
Senior Public Safety Advisor, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet)
U.S. Department of Commerce
Chief, Bureau of Technical Services (ret.)
Chicago Police Department

9:30

Police Leaders Roundtable

Reassessing the Future Role of Police Technology

Nishan Duraiappah, M.O.M
Chief
Peel Regional Police
President
Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police

Dale McFee
Chief of Police
Edmonton Police Service

Hear directly from chiefs of police as they discuss how they are approaching technology budget allocation, setting priorities for police training, technology and operational needs – and approaching the future of policing, police resiliency and efficiency.

10:30
Exhibit Hall and Networking
11:00
Leveraging the Latest Innovations for Digital Evidence and Data Storage Systems

Raymond Lai
Director, ICT
Vancouver Police Department

Inspector Mike Rowe
Tactical Support
Vancouver Police Department

Victor Quan
Senior Project Manager
City of Vancouver

  • Comparing and contrasting digital evidence software functions and capabilities
  • Managing an increasing volume of data from public devices such as CCTVs to personal devices including smart phones, electronic fitness trackers and smart home devices
  • Sorting, organizing and maintaining the integrity of digital evidence
  • Examining how police services are adapting to the changes of incoming digital evidence and the overall effect on police work and public safety
  • Latest solutions that have proven effectiveness

11:45
Evolving Communication Tech – How to Implement NG 9-1-1

Anthony Odoardi
Deputy Chief of Innovation and Technology
Peel Regional Police

Tom Paniak
Senior Manager, Network Architect
Bell Canada

Find out how emergency services are upgrading to Next Generation 911 (NG9-1-1) to comply with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) mandate, and improved emergency services. The technology will allow callers to emergency services to provide 3D location mapping data, image-enriched messaging, video-enhanced data as well as real-time texting

  • Exploring how the technology will work in practice and how it will improve policing
  • Decommissioning the previous system and implementing the new software – plotting steps and timelines
  • Strategizing employee training on the new system
  • Examining the potential return on investment

12:30
Networking Luncheon
1:45
FBI Innovations in Biometric Evidence

Richard W. Vorder Bruegge
Senior Physical Scientist
FBI - OTD – DFAS

Go beyond finger printing. This session will explore the rapidly expanding array of biometric techniques available to law enforcement. Discover how the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) system provides the efficient electronic repository of biometric and criminal history information. Discover how biometrics can be used beyond mere databases. Learn about new areas of biometric research, including how it helps detect deepfakes. Specific topics will include:

  • NGI – Face and Iris
  • Facial recognition to organize and investigate collected multimedia evidence
  • Academic research in gait recognition
  • Biometrics to detect deepfakes

2:15
Advancement in Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) and Integrating Software with BWC’s, ICCs and More Existing Technology Systems for a Streamlined Evidence Collection Approach

Karen Meyer
M.O.M., Bureau Commander, Chief Superintendent, Communications & Technology Services Bureau,
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)

This session will look at how Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology can be integrated with existing Body-Worn Cameras and (BWCs) and In-Car Cameras (ICCs) systems.

  • Improving evidence collection techniques
  • Enhancing police accountability
  • Reducing public complaints and increasing public trust
  • Conducting due diligence on new technologies to ensure they are safe, fiscally responsible, and effective
  • Creating robust standard operating procedures and officer training to support the new technology
  • Safeguarding privacy and ensure the technology is used correctly

3:00
Exhibit Hall and Networking
3:30
Implementing Body-Worn Camera Technology Across a Police Department

Tony Ventura
Director of Information Technology
Peel Regional Police

This session will look at the real process of implementing BWC’s across a police department including who gets the technology, who gets trained and timelines. Discover which barriers need to be addressed and how the implementation process might work in your department.

4:15
Top 5 Drones Tactics for Police: Harnessing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Platforms and Drone Technologies for Policing

Sgt. Thomas Callaghan
RPAS/UAV/C-UAS Coordinator
Vancouver Police Department

Steve Clark
RPAS Program Coordinator
Hamilton Fire Department

  • Crime scene investigations and crime scene reconstruction
  • Tracking specific individuals from search and rescue to locating a person of interest
  • Drone as first responder, and working with first responder partners
  • Traffic management flow, crowd and protest management, and city mapping
  • Surveying disasters and organizing response

5:00
Closing Comments from the Co-Chairs, Conference Adjourns

Networking Cocktail Reception and Solutions Demonstrations

Day 2 - Wednesday, March 1, 2023

8:30
Registration Opens
9:00
Opening Comments from the Co-Chairs
9:05

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

The Latest in Illegal Firearms Tracing Technology in Canada

Chris Taylor
Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Attaché
U.S. Embassy Canada

9:30

PANEL

Keeping Ahead of Criminals: The Newest Solutions to Prevent and Combat Criminal Usage and Manipulation of Technology

Bryan Larkin
Deputy Commissioner, Specialized Policing Services
RCMP

Chris Lynam
Director General, National Cybercrime Coordination Unit (NC3), Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC)
RCMP

This session will explore the technology being used to perpetrate crime and which solutions can best be used by law enforcement to combat criminal activity.

  • Money laundering, crypto currency, and tracking the money
  • Internet of Things Crime: From AirTags for tracking luxury cars

10:15
Exhibit Hall and Networking
10:45

CASE STUDY

Modernizing Interagency Communications: How Implementing CAD Software is Improving Police and Fire Dispatch and Response

Inspector Mark Bullock
Waterloo Regional Police Service
Co-Chair, Interoperability Sub-Committee
Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police

Hear Waterloo Regional Police Service discuss its newly integrated police and fire Computer Aided Dispatched (CAD) System. Hear how the CAD software is used to start an occurrence, dispatch officers, and maintain the status of all logged-in units.

  • Exploring the how the technology functions for maintaining the status of all logged-in units
  • Tracking the steps of the implementation process, including consolidating dispatch departments
  • Examining the potential benefits to public safety including response times for medical calls
  • Calculating the cost saving and return on investment

11:30
Knowing Your AI and Machine Learning Corporate Risk for Today and the Future: Implementing Company Policy Before Buying

S/Sgt. Alpha Chan
Cyber Security Lead
Toronto Police Service

Follow Toronto Police Service’s journey towards addressing the use of Artificial Intelligence. We will explore the steps and lessons learned towards building AI policy and procedures, including key aspects that will help other agencies.

  • Examining technology and understanding what is and what isn’t Artificial Intelligence
  • Understanding external stakeholder concerns and why transparency is crucial when addressing Artificial Intelligence
  • Exploring the different approaches towards building AI policy and procedures – and how agencies can evaluate which fits best
  • Looking at risk and how it can be illustrated when determining the appropriateness of Artificial Intelligence technology

12:15
Networking Luncheon
1:30
Latest Advancements in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Training

Sgt. Peter Wiesner
Crisis Response Branch Supervisor/ C.I.T. Training Facilitator
Hamilton Police Service

Dr. Jennifer Lavoie
Virtual Reality Mental Health Crisis Response Training (VR-MHCRT)
Wilfrid Laurier University

This session will explore the wide range of training simulations available through VR and AR platforms, how the training can be integrated into your operations and the real-world applications for team members.

  • Exploring a greater range of dexterity when controlling bomb-disposal robots
  • De-escalation techniques when dealing with members of the public in potentially violent situations, and including physical and mental impairments

2:15

CASE STUDY

Boosting Crime Prevention through 24/7 Real Time Intelligence Centre

C/Supt. Larry Montgomery
D/CROPS - Specialized Investigative & Operational Police Services
E Division, RCMP

Discover how the RCMP implemented Canada’s first Real Time Intelligence Centre and how it has improved police operations and public safety. RTIC-BC has the ability to not only gather information in real-time, but also disseminate timely updates through varied sources, including Priority CAD messaging and email fan-outs that are tailored to specific areas or as far reaching as the entire province.

  • Overcoming implantation obstacles
  • Dividing costs between federal, provincial, and municipal partners
  • Examining the benefit to police services and public safety

2:45
Networking Break
3:00
Real-Time Situational Awareness Tools for Frontline Officers, from Dashboards to Interactive Crime Maps

Shaun Hildebrand
Innovation Lead at Analytics & Innovation Unit
Toronto Police Service

Detective Sergeant Rob Williamson
Intelligence Operations
Durham Regional Police Service

Developed and implemented by Toronto Police Service, discover how a suite of proactive policing tools is being used to offer greater situational awareness to frontline officers. Discover how this suite of tools is being used in Toronto, as well as the plans for a provincial and a national rollout.

  • Discovering how the Bail Compliance Dashboard is used as an interactive dashboard that helps officers track and manage all firearm and gang related offenders on bail
  • Exploring how the Pushpin tool is used as a digital bulletin board for Wanted Offenders, Missing Persons, and People to be Identified for outstanding crimes
  • Analyzing the Interactive Crime Map as an application that overlays offenders on bail and persons to be identified in proximity to where shootings, robberies, sexual assaults and other major crimes have occurred
  • Boosting intelligence-led initiatives and using data analytics to improve accountability and prioritize resource allocation
  • Optimize the use of resources and technology as a means of enhancing capability and capacity

3:30
How the Latest Helicopter Capabilities are Improving Police Operations

Hear from Air Services and Critical Incident Services discuss rescue capabilities and helicopter functions for law enforcement. Discover how a specialized unit is utilizing technology to provide operational support in technical and specialized areas of airborne law enforcement, enabling front-line members to preserve the peace, uphold the law and prevent and investigate crime.

4:00
Closing Remarks from the Conference Co-Chairs

Conference & Expo Conclude