CAPS 2021

Day Two - Wednesday, June 16

Technology evolution has resulted in a tremendous increase in the amount of data that is available. On day two, we explored emerging technologies and strategies for harnessing that data.


About Day Two

On Day Two we explored the status of LTE in the public-safety sector; how drones increasingly are being used to enhance emergency response; and numerous strategies designed to enable public-safety and justice agencies to more effectively analyze, integrate and regionalize data to enable personnel to enable improved emergency response and justice outcomes. We also examined several change-management philosophies that will enable any agency to evolve as needed.

Day 2 Events

9:00 - 9:45 am ET

LTE and Public Safety: What’s Next?

with Nick Falgiatore, Scott Neal, and Mike Hunter, Mission Critical Partners

This session explores variations of LTE communications—such as commercial cellular push-to-talk, and private LTE—and the impacts of 5G and the technology’s applicability to public safety.


9:00 - 10:00 am ET

Technology Trends in Fire/EMS Planning

with Joe Barasoain, MCP; Jose Marti, MCP; Pabel Trochure, City of Roswell, GA; Jimmy Crutchfield, Manatee County, FL; and Lt. Nick Johnson, Key Biscayne Fire, FL

While the pandemic has changed the way EMS agencies operate, agencies continue to fight against the same operational challenges they have faced for years. This session explores stories of how technology has helped overcome those challenges.

10:00 - 11:00 am ET

Chief Justice Harold D. Melton


Chief Justice Melton will explore the importance of data-integration to the justice community and the future for data-integration in Georgia and nationally, with an emphasis on the obstacles to achieving that vision and strategies for overcoming them.

11:00 - 12:00 pm ET

Drones and Public Safety: What's Next?

with Charles Werner, DRONERESPONDERS; Michael Leo, FDNY; Thomas Madigan, Alameda County, CA; and Jake Saur, Manatee County, FL

Dozens of use cases are emerging for drones in the public-safety sector. This session will explore how drones can enhance emergency response, as well as the barriers to their use.

11:00 - 12:00 pm ET

Lessons in Leadership: Being a Change Agent

with Kevin Murray, MCP; Liz Graeber, City of Phoeniz, AZ; Karima Holmes, Shotspotter; and Brad Anders, City of Knox, TN

Being an early adopter can be exhilarating, however, it's not always easy to be an early adopter. Panelists will discuss the challenges associated with early adoption and how to overcome them.

12:00 - 12:45 pm ET

The Role for IJIS in Criminal Justice Evolution

with Joe Wheeler, MCP and Maria Cardiellos, IJIS Institute

This session will discuss how to prepare justice organizations for the data revolution and the role data will play in the evolution of criminal justice.

12:00 - 1:00 pm ET

MCP IT Users' Group


During this session, the benefits of MCP's IT Users Group will be presented. Ideas on how MCP can improve the user experience for its IT and cybersecurity monitoring solution, and an overview of the product roadmap, will be discussed.

1:00 - 1:45 pm ET

Regionalizing Your GIS Data

Robert Horne, Claudia Henriquez, Denise Oshall, and Dawn Baldridge, Mission Critical Partners

In this townhall, interactive session, we will walk through a case study that involves transitioning mapping data to robust Next Generation GIS data, and give participants the opportunity to try to stump MCP's GIS experts.

1:00 - 2:00 pm ET

Where to Begin Your Data Integration Journey: Strategic Planning for Public Safety

with Amanda Pritchett, Fulton County, GA; Tom Nakatani, ADT; Michelle Potts, City of Chandler, AZ; and John Chiaramonte, MCP

Data-integration for public-safety agencies encompasses four essential elements: planning, gathering, analysis and sharing. This panel session will explore strategies that will enable agencies to maximize their data-integration initiatives.

2:00 - 3:00 pm ET

Brian Fontes - NENA


In this session, Brian will discuss the challenges and opportunities that the 911 community will encounter, near term and long term, including those related to staff, funding, technology, operations and governance.

3:00 - 3:45 pm ET

Organizational Change Management

with Michele Frankovich and Elizabeth Lenz, Mission Critical Partners

Change presents opportunities. Change is how organizations and people evolve. But change often does not come easily, because organizations and people generally are reticent to change. This session will focus on tools organizations can use to drive change and how to build a culture that embraces change.

3:00 - 4:00 pm ET

Predictive Analytics and Public Safety: What’s on the Horizon

Dave Shipley, Adams County SO, CO; Bob Finney, Collier County Sheriff's Office; Dave Usery, MCP; and Andrew Dameron, Department of Public Safety City and County of Denver

This session will explore how AI and machine-learning solutions can be leveraged to enable public-safety and justice agencies to sift through and make sense of tremendous amounts of data—in many cases without human intervention—to dramatically speed the process and reduce—if not eliminate altogether—the chance of errors.

4:00 - 4:45 pm ET

Funding Opportunities

Rob Sterner & Morgan Sava, Mission Critical Partners

Two massive funding opportunities available now offer billions of dollars to state, local and tribal governments. In this session, we discuss what that will mean for public-safety and justice technology-modernization efforts.

4:00 pm ET

Closing Session

Darrin Reilly, John Chiaramonte, David S Jones, Mission Critical Partners

In this session, MCP's leadership will recap this year's CAPS Conference and offer their insights regarding the most important trends that were discussed during the two-day conference.

5:00-6:00 pm

Getting the Greatest ROI from your MBIS

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6:00-7:00 pm

Cybersecurity and Public Safety: What We’ve Learned

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