This year, San Diego, Calif. played host to the 35th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Law Enforcement Information Management (LEIM) Conference. In typical fashion, the conference covered issues directly impacting the nations crime-fighting abilities. Topics included radio interoperability, broadband networks, license plate technologies, and many more. Given its location, the conference offered insight into what border states like California are doing to combat crime and utilize enhanced public safety technologies. The attendees and presenters proved how border states operate under a totally different dynamic than land-locked states. Since border agencies require an added layer of protection, it is no surprise that the techniques and strategies used by these agencies are cutting edge and forward thinking.
GovWin recently released its Analyst Recap of IACP LEIM, which covers the following sessions:
- Intelligence-led policing and the challenges of implementing technologies with the smaller agency
- A discussion on mobile computing
- The advantages of digital media: transitioning, safeguards and security
- ALPR data sharing/interoperability, policy and procedures
- Maryland State Polices LPR system
- Fixed ALPR best practices
Like always, the IACP LEIM is a great opportunity for agencies to showcase their successes with the use of enhanced public safety technologies. This year was no different as California agencies had the ability to speak about the unique nature of safeguarding their communities, the state, and the country. The efforts to control and police the border are unmatched. With the help of ALPRs and the ARJIS, California stands at the precipice of public safety technology. On top of this, the state presents a sense of opportunity for agencies across the country. The lessons learned and policies enacted are beneficial to both the public and private sector.
It is no surprise that the conference has evolved into what it is today. With topics on ALPRs, information sharing, interoperability, and policies and procedures, the IACP LEIM is now the premier law enforcement IT conference. Vendors and government officials should make a point to attend this annual event to better understand the market they work in and the issues surrounding it.