I wanted to let you know that the National Association of Justice Information Systems is hosting a conference in Baltimore, Maryland from 9/30-10/3/19. As a volunteer Board member, I would appreciate you spreading the word far and wide about this conference. It's focused on information sharing and technology, etc. Bob Greeves (Senior Policy Advisor for NCJA) is also a volunteer on the Board and has offered to be the contact person if you have any questions about the conference. He has provided a summary of the conference below and his contact information below. I have attached an updated flyer as well.
The National Association for Justice Systems (NAJIS) is holding a Technology and Information Management Conference at the Baltimore Hilton in Baltimore, Maryland October 1-3, 2019. This is an excellent opportunity for guidance on such matters as transition to NIBRS (UCR is being phased out), technology in rural communities, Lynx systems, wireless solutions, emerging technologies, body worn cameras, digital evidence management, artificial intelligence, cyber security, use of DNA, sex trafficking, funding alternatives, criminal history record management, and dealing with opioid issues, etc.
NAJIS is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization operated by volunteer practitioners without any paid staff. The objective of NAJIS is to provide educational material that benefits state and local justice practitioners. Conferences are "by practitioners for practitioners. The agenda for this year's Conference can be found at www.najis.org.
NAJIS Conferences focus on the technology needs of state and local justice officials. This year's Conference is going to focus on rural issues and is aimed at increasing the focus on law enforcement - an excellent opportunity for law enforcement organizations that are smaller in size and rural in nature to participate and learn current strategies for dealing with technology in the work place.
The cost of the Conference is only $595 (early bird before September 15th) for 2 and 1/2 days of workshops that focus on subjects of interest to law enforcement officials especially at the local level (police departments and sheriffs offices).
Since this Conference is in Baltimore - virtually in your "back yard" it would be an excellent opportunity to participate without extensive travel costs.
I'm attaching a flyer that highlights the features and registration instructions for the NAJIS Conference. Please circulate it to your stakeholders. If you have any questions you can contact me at:
Robert E. Greeves
Senior Policy Advisor
National Criminal Justice Association and
Volunteer Board Member for NAJIS
Phone: 301-706-1250 (Mobile)