2013 LEIM Conference & Technology Exposition

The 37th Annual Law Enforcement Information Management (LEIM) Training Conference & Technology Exposition recently concluded in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event was held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel May 21–23, 2013, and was attended by 526 people, including representatives from 43 U.S. states, as well as Australia, Bahamas, Canada, the Netherlands and Nigeria.

LEIM Board members Commander Scott Edson, Lance Valcour, and Major Steve Williams joined Lincoln (NE) Public Safety Director Thomas Casady in summarizing results of the IACP/LEIM IT Summit, which was held on May 20, 2013. Director Casady provided an opening address, “The Path of Technology in Policing,” and the panel engaged in a facilitated dialogue with members of the audience exploring operational and technology priorities and challenges.

IACP Executive Director Bart R. Johnson moderated a plenary session panel “Leveraging the Cloud for Law Enforcement.” Dr. Richard Falkenrath, Principal, Chertoff Group provided an overview of the cloud and David Cuthbertson, Assistant Director, FBI CJIS Division, provided an overview of security issues and a discussion of CJIS security policies as they apply to cloud computing. Pamela Scanlon, ARJIS Executive Director, provided operational insight on applications of cloud computing and issues ARJIS has addressed in adopting this new computing paradigm.

The 2013 LEIM conference also featured 34 concurrent workshops, with topics ranging from Social Media and Internet Profiling & Intelligence Gathering, to Facial Recognition and Predictive Policing.

LEIM conference attendees benefited from a robust technology exposition featuring world-class solution providers. The 2013 LEIM conference technology exposition included 54 industry-leading solution providers exhibiting at the conference and 19 sponsors.

Mark your calendars now, and plan to attend the 38th Annual LEIM Training Conference & Technology Exposition, May 20–22, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit http://www.theiacp.org/LEIM in the coming months for more information.

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