Information & Communications Technology Committee
Identify issues of concern and recommend courses of action regarding Information Management (IM) and Communications Technology (ICT) for the endorsement of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and coordinate action with other CACP committees and stakeholders.
- Promote and recommend Information Management (IM) and interoperability best practices and standards among public safety partners in Canada, as well as internationally, to enhance the safety of both the public and public safety responders;
- 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 members within the law enforcement community, public safety partners, and, where necessary, through the criminal justice system; and
- 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.
Significant Accomplishments 2017-2018
- Continued work on the Canadian Community Safety Information Management Strategy (CCSIMS). Presented on the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), a component of CCSIMS at the National CIO Sector symposium, and on CCSIMS at the Community Safety and Well Being Conference.
- Hosted a successful 2018 Biennial CACP ICT workshop. Started planning for the 2020 CACP ICT workshop.
- Developed a resolution to accelerate the development of technical policy by the NPIS AB.
- Established a NG9-1-1 subcommittee to address questions and concerns of all groups (e.g. operations, communications, technology, and digital evidence) on the impacts of digital 9-1-1 on first responders and PSAPs.
- Scheduled ongoing education for ICT members at each meeting to remain current on technology, based on internal and industry priorities.
- Started discussions on a national Police IT survey that would provide important feedback for us and industry on the needs and trends in law enforcement. Committee is working with CATA to find funding for this project.
- Partnered with IDC to complete work on big data and visualization solutions for law enforcement as directed by CACP members to assist in the development and implementation of advanced technology and Real Time Centres.
- Began work with ICD and the Peel Police Service to examine the impact of analytic solutions when identifying individuals of interest.
Initiatives Planned for 2019
- Continue work on furthering the goals of the Canadian Community Safety Information Management Strategy (CCSIMS);
- Plan for the 2020 Biennial CACP ICT Workshop;
- Follow up on the Resolution on Technical Policy Development via letter and communication with NPISAB to establish a nimbler process for policy development;
- Utilize the established working group to work through the impacts the Next Generation (NG) 9-1-1 will have on first responders and PSAPs;
- Schedule ongoing education for ICT members at each meeting, based on their priorities to stay up-to-date in the technology world.
- Continue to work on the national Police IT survey to provide important feedback for the committee and industry on the needs and trends in law enforcement.
- Begin work on the CSSP-approved study on the importance of an accurate Master Name Index and identification of analytic solutions to support identification of individuals of interest.