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How Technology Can Disrupt Gun Violence Cycles


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Today, innovative technologies like NIBIN help to take ballistics evidence recovered in cases and compare to other firearms to identify connections to other shootings. ShotSpotter gunshot detection alerts tell a PD the precise location of a shooting, number of shooters, number of rounds as well as provide contextual audio recording information of an incident. Now, with a data mining engine like GunOps, Analysts and Detectives can also maximize the effectiveness of leads with an investigative tool that can logically organize all this information into actionable intelligence and visualize links to cases with similar characteristics that otherwise may go unnoticed. Join us for this informative webinar and learn how technology can help your agency tactically develop strategies to disrupt gun violence cycles like never before.

When a gun crime happens, the flow of valuable information passed down to a PD can dramatically help to assist in pursuing and apprehending offenders to successfully close out a case. The challenge however is with the unprecedented volumes of information, how do departments separate and prioritize all this data based on geography, time and event?

Today, innovative technologies like NIBIN help to take ballistics evidence recovered in cases and compare to other firearms to identify connections to other shootings. ShotSpotter gunshot detection alerts tell a PD the precise location of a shooting, number of shooters, number of rounds as well as provide contextual audio recording information of an incident. Now, with a data mining engine like GunOps, Analysts and Detectives can also maximize the effectiveness of leads with an investigative tool that can logically organize all this information into actionable intelligence and visualize links to cases with similar characteristics that otherwise may go unnoticed.

You will learn how to:
• Respond and Recover Key Evidence faster using technology
• Best Practices to Extract and Analyze Data
• How to Pursue and Apprehend Offenders with Evidence
• Combine tools like NIBIN, ShotSpotter and GunOps to accelerate ballistics processing productivity
• Organize crime data into effective crime intelligence to help solve cases quickly

Guest Panelist: Ray Wolfenbarger, Firearm and Toolmark Examiner,
South Bend (Indiana) Police Department
Ray is an expert in firearms and is currently employed with the South Bend, Indiana Police department and began working there in 1997. He has been Coordinator of the South Bend Critical Incident Support team since 2006 and is with the IBIS program (computer video imaging for firearm identification) and has been in this role since 2003. Ray has taught and continues to teach law enforcement agencies in regard to officer experience response in shooting situations since 2003.

He also continues to teach firearm safety and awareness to schools and community groups since 2002. He has a long list of awards that include: 2002 Labory Community Hero Award, 2002 Courage in the Line of Duty Award, 2002 Chief’s Valor Award, 2002 Purple Heart Award and the South Bend Police Medal and was nominated twice for America’s Most Wanted All Stars in both 2007 and 2009.

Guest Panelist: Gary Brewer, CEO, GunOps/ShotCaller
Gary has over 25 years experience in product branding development, channel management, marketing communications and technology. He has a proven track record of consistently delivering record revenue growth in international distribution and service environments.

Gary is currently President and CEO of Shotcaller a software solution that works alongside the Integrated Ballistics Information System known as IBIS. Gary is responsible for the commercial effort of the company. Prior to Shotcaller, Gary was General Manager, North America of Canto Software a leading Digital Asset Management software company based out of Berlin, Germany where he helped launch a SaaS software product deployed in the Amazon Cloud.

Earlier Gary was President of Digital Eye Media a leading national brand management and internet marketing firm that serves the online marketing industry using social media, search engine marketing and brand development. Under his watch revenues grew by 210% and Digital Eye Media was later awarded the prestigious ADDY Award from The American Advertising Federation, the world's largest and toughest advertising competition. Gary graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and is a Visiting Mentor at the Paul Mirage Graduate School of Management.

Moderator: John Risenhoover, Director of Customer Success
John Risenhoover is the Director of Customer Success at ShotSpotter where he assists law enforcement on effectively reducing gun violence.  Prior to this, he was the National Coordinator for the ATF NIBIN program.

In 2012, he was given responsibility over the NIBIN program and was not only able to prevent the program from being defunded, but by developing a new strategy and presenting it to congress, was able to increase NIBIN’s funding and help it become the primary targeting tool for gun violence in the United States.

During his time in the NIBIN program, he moved NIBIN from a lab tool to a lead tool, developed the ATF National NIBIN Correlation and Training Center, the NIBIN Mobile Unit, removed ATF policies that caused chokepoints, and created the ATF Crime Gun Intelligence Groups to assist in reducing gun violence.  He also was a primary investigator on the Oklahoma Bombing and was wounded in the raid in Waco.