Center on Policing at Rutgers University, IJIS Institute, National Police Foundation to Host Executive Leadership Seminar

The seminar is intended for law enforcement executives and will examine case studies of acquiring and implementing emerging technologies.

WASHINGTON — The Center on Policing at Rutgers University, in collaboration with theIJIS Instituteand the National Police Foundation, will jointly host an executive leadership seminarSeptember 4-5, 2019, in Sayreville, New Jersey at the Middlesex Fire Academy. The seminar is the first of a series of three courses in the Advancing Public Safety Technology Professional Development Program.

The two-day inaugural seminar, “Promises and Perils of Law Enforcement Information Technology,” is designed for executives in state, local and federal law enforcement agencies and organizations. The seminar will offer case-studies on current and emerging information technologies focusing on the benefits these technologies can bring to improving law enforcement operations, as well as the potential challenges that an agency may face with adoption of advanced technologies. Lessons learned and proven strategies will be discussed for mitigating risks associated with technology adoption. The seminar will feature many speakers who are recognized experts in law enforcement operations and technology.

“Police executives and other staff overseeing the selection and implementation of new technologies in law enforcement can learn from the valuable lessons of others, including their successes and failures,” said Tom O’Reilly, Executive Advisor to the Center on Policing at Rutgers University.

Registration is now open for the seminar. Executives interested in signing up can register here.

Additional courses in Emerging Law Enforcement Information Technology and Law Enforcement Technology Project Management, geared toward executives, operational managers, and IT project managers,will be offered in 2019-2020. In the courses, participants will benefit from technology experts from industry solution providers (no sales efforts are allowed), experienced law enforcement practitioners, academic experts on technology implementation, and government leaders knowledgeable about programs. Those completing the courses will receive a certificate of completion. To stay informed about these courses, law enforcement executives can sign up for the National Police Foundation’s mailing list. For media inquiries, please contact media@policefoundation.org.

Background:
The Center on Policing (COP), formerly known as the Police Institute, was founded by Dr. George Kelling in 2001. The Center is composed of individuals with a broad range of experience in the public safety arena. 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 center will achieve its goals by focusing on the following three areas: Research, Technology, and Education & Technical Assistance.

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. IJIS has members and associates working within and across several major public-sector domains as our areas of focus: Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement, Corrections, Courts), Public Safety (Fire, EMS, Emergency Management), Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Education (School Safety) and Transportation. The IJIS Institute brings together the innovative thinking of the private sector and the practitioners, national practice associations, and academic organizations that are working to solve public sector information and technology challenges. Founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the IJIS Institute includes member companies and individual associates from government, nonprofit, and educational institutions from across the United States. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.ijis.org/and follow us on Twitter @ijisinstitute.

The National Police Foundation is a U.S.-based, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing policing through innovation and science. For nearly 50 years, the Police Foundation has conducted research, provided training and technical assistance, and has led the way in promoting and sharing evidence-based practices and innovation among law enforcement in the U.S. and internationally. The National Police Foundation is conducting research on the perceptions of police officers regarding available and needed technologies and their impacts and has recently completed a study on law enforcement units and operations related to unmanned aerial systems. In recent years, the National Police Foundation has initiated efforts to engage law enforcement agencies in assessing the privacy impacts of surveillance systems, promoted the use of open data and transparency in law enforcement, and examined the potential impacts of autonomous vehicles and robotics in policing. For more information on the National Police Foundation, please visit www.policefoundation.org, follow on Twitter at @PoliceFound, or contact the Foundation at info@policefoundation.org.

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