Upcoming Events

 

November 2018 | What is a Cold Case and How are They Solved?
Date and Time: Thu, Nov 29, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Cost: FREE
Description: When people hear the term “cold case”, most think about an old, unsolved murder. While this definition is not incorrect, the idea that the term “cold case” only pertains to a murder is inaccurate. Seasoned investigator, Jason Moran will discuss how to define and categorize cold cases as well as provide key considerations and strategies for investigators handling cold cases to increase solvability.

This webinar is intended for police departments seeking to increase their understanding of cold case investigations and improve cold case investigative outcomes.

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/635622569064072963

Past Events

 

September 6, 2018 | From CitiStat to GunStat: A Data-Driven Strategy to Address Gun Crime

Tammy Brown, Senior Policy Advisor, and John Skinner, Site Liaison and Subject Matter Expert, with the Bureau of Justice Assistance discuss the evolution of CitiStat to GunStat, as well as GunStat processes and results in Baltimore.

This webinar is intended for jurisdictions across the country that are seeking to implement or improve an existing GunStat program to address precipitous increases in gun crime.

The webinar recording password is: 9TwrMMYp



 

July 19, 2018 | Using TIPS to Address Precipitous Increase in Gun Crime

The Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS) project recently hosted a webinar called “Using TIPS to Address Precipitous Increase in Gun Crime”. Retired ATF subject matter expert Mark Kraft alongside Sergeant Colby Dolly from the St. Louis County Police Department served as presenters. The focus of this webinar was on the innovative usage of gun crime technology to address gun crime, building off of the lessons learned from St. Louis County’s experience and incorporating the expertise Mark has from his career as a law enforcement professional.


 

May 17, 2018 |Overcoming Witness Intimidation – Innovative Prosecutor Tools and Techniques

The ability to gain victim/witness cooperation for a successful prosecution, despite intimidation, is a significant challenge faced by prosecutors across the country. Webinar speaker John Delaney, former First Assistant District Attorney of Philadelphia, is no stranger to this reality. Mr. Delaney has 35+ years of experience as a prosecutor, and shares effective tools and techniques to help overcome victim/witness intimidation challenges. These innovative approaches, coupled with real-life examples, are applicable to prosecutors in any jurisdiction.

This webinar is intended for prosecutors seeking strategies to reduce victim/witness intimidation and gain victim/witness cooperation in their jurisdictions.



 

April 18, 2018 |The Value of Nonfatal Shooting Data – A Police Foundation Webinar

Most law enforcement agencies in the United States do not collect nonfatal shooting data because there is no federal crime reporting requirement. However, nonfatal shootings and homicides are closely related, and analysis of nonfatal shootings can be extremely valuable to departments. Analysis of nonfatal shootings (which occur four times as often as homicides) can serve as part of a larger crime reduction strategy and can help law enforcement better understand the context of local gun violence.

This webinar focuses on defining nonfatal shootings, describing data collection methodologies, and discussing how policy and investigations can be enhanced based on nonfatal shooting data.

This webinar is intended for police departments that do not collect nonfatal shooting data or those that are seeking to improve nonfatal shooting data collection and use.




 

March 13, 2018 |Murder Book – A Profile of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Homicide Case Management Framework

The uniform structure of the Murder Book allows anyone involved in a homicide investigation, including detectives, supervisors, and prosecutors, to review and locate key investigative reports, photos, and other materials in a standardized manner. As a result
 of utilizing the Murder Book, LAPD homicide detectives are able to more effectively manage their investigative caseload.

Retired LAPD Homicide Detective John Skaggs discusses each component of the LAPD Murder Book case management framework. Detective Skaggs describes the value it brings to detectives, prosecutors, and others involved in law enforcement investigation and prosecution.

This webinar is intended for police departments that do not have a standardized case file structure for their homicide investigations or those that are seeking to improve an existing case file structure.




 

February 13, 2018 |Innovative Uses of ALPR Information in Law Enforcement Investigations: A Police Foundation Webinar

Redlands Police Department Assistant Chief Travis Martinez shares strategies for investigators on how to use Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) information to enhance criminal investigations.

Assistant Chief Martinez oversaw the daily operations of the Investigations Bureau for several years where he gained a tremendous amount of experience using ALPRs to help solve crime and assist in investigations.

This webinar is highly recommended and designed for any law enforcement agency seeking knowledge on ALPR technology in investigations and those experiencing precipitous increases in violent and other serious crimes.

*Because law enforcement sensitive content is discussed during the webinar, the ability to view the recording is restricted to law enforcement personnel with a valid government/department email address. Please email the NRTAC team at TTA@policefoundation.org for information on how to access the recording.

For additional open source resources on ALPR, see below:

 

October 19, 2017 | Practical Guidance on the Use of GPS Technology in Law Enforcement Investigations: A Police Foundation Webinar

Redlands Police Department Commander Travis Martinez shares strategies for investigators on how to use GPS technology to enhance burglary and other theft investigations, while also addressing property crime and violent crime patterns and trends. Commander Martinez discusses the practical considerations for implementing this program into a police department.
A true innovator in the field of policing, Commander Martinez created the “While You’re Away Program” in which Redlands, CA citizens can pick up a laptop that has a GPS tracking device embedded in it and place it on their kitchen table to help provide the resident with 24/7 electronic stake-out protection while the resident is away on vacation. This strategy has received national attention and has been implemented in other departments across the country.

This webinar is highly recommended and designed for any law enforcement agency seeking knowledge on GPS technology in investigations and those experiencing precipitous increases in violent and other serious crimes.

*Because law enforcement sensitive content is discussed during the webinar, the ability to view the recording is restricted to law enforcement personnel with a valid government/department email address. Please email the NRTAC team at TTA@policefoundation.org for information on how to access the recording.

For additional resources on this topic, please visit:

 

September 26, 2017 | Leveraging Social Media Analysis to Aid Investigations: A Police Foundation Webinar

A highly experienced Pennsylvania State Police Crime Analyst shares strategies and provides practical guidance for analysts to help them improve social media analysis techniques and outcomes to aid investigations. The Analyst is joined by two Pennsylvania State Police Troopers who discuss the value that social media analysis brings to their investigations. This webinar is highly recommended and designed for any law enforcement agency seeking knowledge on social media analysis and those experiencing precipitous increases in violent and other serious crimes.

This webinar is provided by the Police Foundation through its National Resource and Technical Assistance Center for Improving Law Enforcement Investigations (NRTAC).

*Because law enforcement sensitive content is discussed during the webinar, the ability to view the recording is restricted to law enforcement personnel/analysts with a valid government/department email address. Please email the NRTAC team at TTA@policefoundation.org for information on how to access the recording.

For additional open source resources on social media analysis, see below:

 

August 1, 2017 | Overcoming Victim/Witness Intimidation & Gaining Cooperation in Investigations: A Police Foundation Webinar

Nationally-recognized LAPD Homicide Detective John Skaggs (Ret.) shares strategies and practical tips for investigators to help them improve victim/witness cooperation and effectively address victim/witness intimidation. Detective Skaggs recently retired after more than 30 years with the LAPD and being featured in the book Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America, by Dr. Jill Leovy. This webinar is highly recommended and designed for any law enforcement agency dealing with victim/witness cooperation and intimidation and those experiencing precipitous increases in violent and other serious crimes.

This webinar is provided by the Police Foundation through its National Resource and Technical Assistance Center for Improving Law Enforcement Investigations (NRTAC).