[Vancouver GIS UG] Fw: Vancouver GIS Users Group: Talk Tomorrow Evening
- From: doug.hrynyk@xxxxxxxxx
- To: vangisug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 10:54:48 -0700
Hello everyone, Next Wednesday Ryan Prox will be talking about using analysis to transform an agency to be intelligence led. This is a talk that you don't want to miss. Also, it is time to start signing up for our annual Poster and Show-n-tell Session in May. We already have the first participants lined up. For those not yet familiar with our popular season-ending event, details are provided below. If you have questions, ask myself or another steering committee member at next week's meeting. Regards, Doug Hrynyk ___________________________ April 11, 2012 Speaker: Ryan Prox, Special Constable, Vancouver Police Department Topic: Transforming Your Agency to Intelligence-led Using Analysis: From Incident to Analysis to Action It's not uncommon for police agencies to promote an intelligence-led policing model, but how many are able to overcome some of the challenges that stand in the way of realizing these goals? It's simply not enough to hire good analysts and put them to work. Police organizations must change in fundamental ways in order to successfully embrace this model of policing. This session will provide a case study of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics from a security and critical incident management perspective. Unlike previous major events in Vancouver, where analytics provided post-event feedback and analysis of a predictive nature, the 2010 Olympics saw analytics (specifically GIS analytics) propelled to the forefront of operational decision-making and relevance. The session will provide a unique insight into how information was data-mined from various records management and dispatch systems, and successfully adapted for specialized applications such as major event management, critical infrastructure analysis and the development of an integrated counter-terrorism response capability. This session will also provide the audience with an overview of how GIS recently played a significant role in the Vancouver Police Department's apprehension of a serial sex offender, and will finish with next steps in the evolution of the department's use of GIS technology Bio: Ryan Prox, Special Constable, Vancouver Police Department As the Analytics Services Coordinator for the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), Special Constable Ryan Prox has firsthand experience in pioneering and implementing analytic programs, training and technology that addresses the operational, tactical and strategic needs of the organization. S/Cst. Prox has over twenty years experience in law enforcement. He began his career with the Department of Defence as an intelligence officer, where he worked overseas on a number of NATO and United Nations missions, with the most notable being Bosnia-Herzegovina. Following that he embarked on a law enforcement career as an intelligence officer working Eastern European organized crime and outlaw motorcycle gangs with the Coordinated Law Enforcement Agency (CLEU), a provincial organized crime taskforce. He then transferred to the Vancouver Police Department where he created and moved into the newly formed Department Security Office responsible for internal security. During his career, S/Cst Prox was seconded to the Organized Crime Agency BC (OCABC) to work on a long-term intelligence probe of Asian organized crime and the City-wide Enforcement Team (CET), a beat-unit assigned to police Canada’s most extensive and prolific open drug market. He was also assigned to the Missing Women Investigation Review. This was a probe of the investigation of the worse serial killer in Canadian history, Robert Pickton, who is suspected of killing upwards of 49 women. S/Cst Prox has also worked in the VPD Counter-Terrorism Unit, where his duties included national security threat assessments and the development of a critical infrastructure analysis system. Most recently, S/Cst Prox was responsible for overseeing the VPD’s analytic contribution to the 2010 Winter Olympics. He holds a graduate degree with a focus on police resource efficiency and evaluative practices, and he serves as a sessional instructor at Simon Fraser University, instructing in the School of Criminology. S/Cst. Prox has lectured nationally and internationally on a host of topics including the development of an analytic capacity within police organizations. In 2010, he was the recipient of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) Award of Excellence and one of the recipients of the Webber Seavey Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). ___________________________ May 9, 2012 Topic: Vancouver GIS Users' Group May 2010 Show-and-Tell: Our annual networking event is coming up soon. This is a great opportunity to showcase your recent projects, learn about your colleagues' work, and catch up with friends and meet new ones in a casual, friendly environment. You are invited to present your projects in a variety of ways: a poster, a map you made earlier this year, leaflets from a recent public information campaign, printouts from a web site, a sideshow on your laptop.... Anything you can think of that will catch people's attention and help start a conversation about your work. It doesn't need to be fancy, it's okay if it only took you ten minutes to assemble, and it doesn't matter if you already presented it elsewhere (but please credit the original event, if that's the case). Please, we request that presentations are project-based rather than vendor presentations -- there are other forums for those. The Show-And-Tell will take place 5:30 PM Wednesday, May 9 in the Dunsmuir Auditorium, BC Hydro office tower, 333 Dunsmuir Street. There will be wall space and tables. There may be one or two internet connection(s), which can be reserved. Please contact Doug Hrynyk through the web site to express your interest in presenting your work.
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