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Technology Talk

IACP Technology Coordination Panel

By G. Matthew Snyder, Manager, IACP Technology Center

The Technology Coordination Panel meets four times each year, once at the annual IACP conference, once at the annual IACP Law Enforcement Information Management Section (LEIM) conference, and twice by teleconference. Chairman Joseph G. Estey, first vice president of the IACP, often uses e-mail as a forum to discuss pressing issues. The meetings have proven effective at keeping all relevant committee and section chairpersons apprised of each other's technology-related initiatives. This cooperative process has yielded better resource management, better product development, and a better-educated body of members.

In 2004 the Technology Coordination panel launched the IACP Leadership in Technology awards program. The program, which has been sponsored by iXP Technologies, is a means to recognize advancements in law enforcement management and operations through the use of technology. Details of the program may be found online at the IACP Technology Clearinghouse Web site, The diverse and distinguished Technology Coordination Panel members serve as the award program's judges. Award winners will be announced at a formal banquet scheduled for May 5, 2004, at the IACP LEIM conference in Sacramento, California. Award winners will be asked to make presentations during the IACP Technology Institute workshop series at the annual IACP conference in Los Angeles. A brief window of opportunity exists to submit nominations for this first annual award.

The Technology Coordination Panel will continue to serve as the forum to filter information technology concerns across the relevant committees, sections, and staff program managers. IACP members are encouraged to present ideas, suggestions, or questions for the coordination panel through the IACP Technology Center manager, Matt Snyder (

The impact of the Technology Coordination Panel can best be seen at the IACP LEIM conference. The event has been expanded to include the midyear meetings of the Private Sector Liaison Committee, Communications and Technology Committee, and Criminal Justice Information Systems Committee. The coordination of these meetings has allowed each committee to efficiently and effectively direct its attention to the numerous significant technology challenges facing the law enforcement community. Communications interoperability, information technology integration, technology standards, intelligence sharing, and spectrum management are examples of the complex issues the TCP deals with. IACP members are encouraged to attend these meetings and contribute to the important work being conducted by the Technology Coordination Panel.

Comprehensive Technology Coordination Panel (TCP) Meeting Schedule
Sacramento, California

April 30, 2004

  • Private Sector Liaison Committee (PSLC) Security Officers Subcommittee

  • PSLC Security Technology Subcommittee

  • PSLC Emergency Management Subcommittee

  • PSLC Alarms and Mobile Security Devices Subcommittee

  • PSLC Information Age Crime Subcommittee

May 1, 2004

  • Communications and Technology (C&T) Committee
  • Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Committee Meeting
  • PSLC Plenary Meeting

May 2, 2004

  • C&T Committee Meeting
  • CJIS Committee Meeting
  • Joint C&T, CJIS, and PSLC Meeting

May 3, 2004

  • TCP Leadership Meeting
  • NIJ Technology Review
  • Technology Tutorial
  • Law Enforcement Information Management Section Conference (LEIM) Registration
  • LEIM Welcome Reception

May 4-7 2004

  • LEIM Meeting

Full LEIM agenda and registration information is available at

Technology Coordination Panel Members

Chairman Joseph G. Estey
First Vice President, IACP

Harlin R. McEwen
Communications and Technology Committee

Richard Stanek
Criminal Justice Information Systems Committee

Edward Appel
Joint Council on Information Age Crime

Peter Modaferri
Police Investigative Operations Committee

Thomas Seamon
Private Sector Liaison Committee

G. Thomas Steele
Law Enforcement Information Management Section

G. Matthew Snyder
IACP Technology Center

Jennifer Hicks
Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council

John Firman
IACP Research Division/center


From The Police Chief, vol. 71, no. 3, March 2004. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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