Cambridge cops talk tech in first-ever innovation conference
As technology grows more sophisticated in everything from hand-held devices to household drones, the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) doesn’t plan to be left in the analog age. In a first-of-its-kind event, CPD, Microsoft, and police app provider, WiredBlue, are teaming up to host the Police Innovation Conference, bringing hundreds of departments under one roof to talk tech.
Cambridge Police director of communications, Dan Riviello, said there are dozens of police conferences every year focusing on narrowly prescribed topics, but none that specifically focus on technology and innovation with an emphasis on what departments can do to bring the tools to the men and women in blue.
“There’s a real hunger for innovation and technology in policing,” Riviello said. “The idea of having this conference is to be able to share all that information around technology with other departments.”
Riviello, who is the voice behind the department’s Twitter account, will give a presentation on Cambridge’s use of automated Tweets, he said. The conference agenda covers a range of topics – everything from drones to 3D manufacturing of weapons to managing officers’ personal Smartphone devices.
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