The Information and Communications Technology Committee identifies issues of concern and recommends courses of action regarding Information Management and Information and Communications Technology for the endorsement of the CACP, and coordinates action with other CACP committees and stakeholders. The committee endeavours:
- To promote and recommend information management and interoperability best practices and standards among public safety partners in Canada and internationally to enhance the safety of both the public and public safety responders; and,
- To encourage the CACP’s involvement in promoting information and communications technology opportunities and solutions that serve police and public safety requirements and to advance best practices among the law enforcement community, public safety partners, and through the criminal justice system; and
- To monitor emerging technologies and trends for their impacts on policing best practices and to determine how they can be applied to improve the quality and effectiveness of policing and public safety.
- IM issues and challenges
- Shared Environments
- Next Generation 911 (NG911)
- Emerging Issues
- Social Media
Significant Accomplishments 2015/2016:
- Maintained strong connections with the vendor community and coordinated training with CATA and Taser to supply cost effective training for CACP members
- Continued to support CITIG’s efforts to create a structure to manage the 20MHz broadband data spectrum for public safety in Canada
- Hosted an ICT workshop in February 2016
- Secured a grant and conducted a Cloud and Analytics study. Findings have been distributed.
- Provided input to CCSIMS strategy to ensure the Right People Receive the Right Information at the Right Time.
- Worked with the National Police Information Systems Advisory Board on the IT impacts on the delivery of frontline policing services. Completed standard NIEM exchanges for Canadian CAD and Records systems
- Ensured CACP representation by providing an ICT Committee member to sit on CITIG, CATA and CSSP committees and the IACP’s ICT, Computer Crime and Digital Evidence and Criminal Justice Information Committees.
- Provided Mobility, Cloud Computing and Cyber Security toolkits to Canadian police agencies
Initiatives Planned 2016/2017:
- Supplied the theme for the 2017 CACP Annual Conference, “ Policing in a Digital Society – Risks and Opportunities”. The Committee will provide five plenary sessions for the conference.
- A second Annual Cyber Crime Summit is tentatively planned in partnership with CAT for April, 2017, with contributions by the Cyber Advisory Committee.
- Planning for the 2018 Technology Workshop will begin early in 2017. The agenda will reflect the areas of greatest technology concerns in policing.
- The ICT Committee has secured funding from the Canadian Safety and Security Program to continue development and implementation of a strategy to meet future directions in community safety.