Technology

Enhancing Law Enforcement’s Analytical Capacity: Technology Integration in West Memphis, Arkansas

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On May 31, 2018, the Bureau of Justice Assistance National Training and Technical Assistance Center hosted the “Enhancing Law Enforcement’s Analytical Capacity: Technology Integration in West Memphis, Arkansas” webinar in partnership with the West Memphis, Arkansas Police Department (PD). This webinar reviewed the recent technology integration effort undertaken by West Memphis PD, as part of the West Memphis, Arkansas National Public Safety Partnership site, to enhance its data-driven policing mission.

National Public Safety Partnership Webinar: Digital Trust

Heading further into the 21st century, digital ethics and trust have become increasingly important issues for police. Communities and agencies are beginning to demand the collection of data and the analysis produced from its collection. Law enforcement agencies are also expected to utilize the data analysis and technology in a secure and ethical manner. The injudicious use of data, analytics, or technology by a police department may have a negative impact on public trust and may increase the difficulty of achieving effective policing in contemporary law enforcement.

Webinar - The Changing Nature of Crime and Criminal Investigations

Crime is evolving rapidly, creating new challenges for law enforcement agencies. By using computers, communications platforms, and other technologies, criminals commit crimes that were unheard of a decade or two ago, while also finding different ways to commit traditional crimes. For law enforcement agencies to keep up in this new environment, they must change their approach to criminal investigations. Physical evidence and witness statements are no longer sufficient in many cases.

On July 9, 2018, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) released a request for proposal (RFP) to solicit a cadre of subject matter experts to support the Technology Initiatives Assessment Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program. Through this program, experts will provide assistance directly to criminal justice agencies to advise on effective uses of technology to create safer communities.   

Join the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) for the webinar “Technology, Social Media, and Victim Safety” on Wednesday, June 20 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET. During this webinar, participants will learn how to manage social media and technology successfully when working with victims and survivors of crime.

Webinar - Technology, Social Media, and Victim Safety

On June 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Erica L. Olsen on “Technology, Social Media, and Victim Safety.”

Social media and technology can be powerful tools to connect with and assist crime victims, but they can also be tools used against victims and survivors. Learn ways to manage social media and technology successfully when working with victims and strategies victims can use to help increase their online safety and privacy.

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