CAPS 2021

Day One - Tuesday, June 15

The past year has accelerated technology adoption in the public-safety and justice sectors dramatically. On day one, we explored the technologies and trends that shape the "new normal."


About Day One

On day one, we explored cloud technology, reflected on what we've learned from a year when cybersecurity attacks against public-safety and justice agencies soared, and debated how new dispatch strategies can improve outcomes for citizens and law-enforcement officials alike. We broke down the silos of public-safety and justice and presented the case for how these two disparate segments can be viewed as a single, interconnected entity.

Day 1 Events

9:00 am - 9:50 am ET

Public Safety's Journey to the Cloud

with Ryan Reynolds, Amazon; Budge Currier, CalOES; Phil Rotheram, Atos; Stephen Okano, Mark43; and Eric Caddy, MCP

Panelists will discuss their views of cloud-based solutions and explore how they are being deployed in public-safety agencies. Also discussed will be considerations for public-sector leaders considering cloud technologies and how they might apply to their organizations.

10:00 am ET

Exploring ESInet Models: A Panel Discussion

with Brian Melcer, Jackie Mines, and MIlton Schober, Mission Critical Partners

This session will explore four varying models of ESInets and highlight the pros and cons of each; as well as which model might make the most sense for varying types of agencies.

11:00 am ET

Innovations in Conquering Missing Dispositions

with Chuck Collins, Mission Critical Partners

This session addresses the topic of incomplete and inaccurate criminal history records and explores the  reasons dispositions often are missing. Innovative approaches for overcoming the missing-disposition gap will be presented and explored.

11:00 - 11:50 pm ET

Cybersecurity and the Public-Sector: What We’ve Learned

Jorge Basto, CIO for Cherokee County, GA; Sean Cothron, Williamson County, TN; Aidan Kehoe, SKOUT Cybersecurity; John Millar, Digital Boundary Group; and Mike Beagles, MCP

During this session, public-sector leaders will share strategies and tactics they've employed to improve their cybersecurity posture, as well as what they've learned. Also debated will be  cybersecurity insurance and whether it should be leveraged to mitigate an agency's cyberrisk.

12:00 - 12:50 pm ET

ESInet Interoperability

with Molly Falls and David Lucas, Mission Critical Partners and Charlynn Flaherty, Prince George's County, MD

In some areas, state-level and regional ESInets are emerging. Integrating these disparate networks to enable data sharing is an important goal. This session will explore the advantages of ESInet interoperability, as well as the obstacles that exist to achieving it and the strategies for overcoming it.

12:00 - 1:00 pm ET

Women in Public Safety - Navigating Resistance in the Workplace

with moderator Sara Weston, 911der Women; Christy Williams, North Central Texas Emergency Communications District; Cindy Barbera-Brelle, Illinois State Police; Sharon Nichol-Jost; Kate Elkins, NHTSA Office of EMS and National 911 Program; and Sherri G. Powell, MCP

In this live, collaborative session, women in public-safety will collaborate with other like-minded individuals and share their experiences and provide guidance related to navigating and overcoming change and resistance in the workplace.

1:00 - 1:50 pm ET

Cybersecurity 101 for Justice Agencies

with Mike Beagles, Mission Critical Partners

Court systems' networks and systems increasingly are falling victim to cyberattacks, especially ransomware. This session offers suggestions regarding what agencies should be doing proactively
to guard against cyberthreats.

1:00 - 1:50 pm ET

Improving 911 Call Triage

with Kelly Collins, City of Philadelphia, PA; Jeff Wobbleton, City of Alexandria, VA; and Bonnie Maney, Mission Critical Partners

During this session, we will explore overarching perspectives from some of public safety’s most innovative thinkers regarding how to improve 911 call triage and, by extension, improve response outcomes for citizens and law-enforcement officials.

2:00 - 3:00 pm ET


with Darrin Reilly, Mission Critical Partners president and CEO

During this live keynote, Darrin Reilly will discuss his vision regarding how to improve emergency response and justice outcomes, the role data will play in the sector's transformation and the future of Mission Critical Partners.

3:00 - 3:45 pm ET

 Improving Inmate Healthcare Data Exchange

with Todd Crandell and Dave Usery, Mission Critical Partners

Corrections and healthcare may seem like two disparate segments of public service. But upon closer scrutiny, these sectors are so intertwined given the disproportionate number of inmates suffering from some level of medical or mental-health conditions. This webinar demonstrates strategies to integrate information from these two sectors.

3:00 - 4:00 pm ET

The Role of Policy Evolution in Law Enforcement Technology Advancement

Current technologies in the law-enforcement sector are evolving, and new technologies are emerging, to enable field personnel to do their jobs more effectively and to keep them safer. This panel discussion will examine such technologies and explore what's required to embrace them.

4:00 - 4:45 pm ET

Technology Integration Across the Public Safety and Justice Ecosystem

with Joe Wheeler, Jim Pingel, and Craig Schulz, Mission Critical Partners

In this session, the public-safety and justice ecosystems will be presented as a single, interconnected entity, or workflow. We will explore how the information gathered during a 911 call will travel through the entire ecosystem. Presenters will demonstrate how each element will interconnect and interact with other elements throughout the journey.

4:00 - 5:00 pm ET

The Modern Integrated Justice Information System

with Snorri Ogata, Los Angeles Superior Court; and Joe Wheeler, Mission Critical Partners

Justice information-sharing historically was accomplished with interfaces; later, shared databases. More recently, it was accomplished with APIs and other technologies. This session will explore how justice information-sharing is evolving, what it looks like today and where it's going.

5:00 - 5:45 pm ET

Building Successful Mentoring Relationships

Whether you're the mentor or the mentee, workplace mentoring programs are dependant upon successful relationships. During this session, we will discuss how to strengthen your mentorship relationships so that you can get the best out of them.


MCP Career Fair

In this all-day event, you can speak with an MCP Talent Management Specialist and view MCP's current opportunities.

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