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Big Data and Investigative Techniques for Law Enforcement
In the ever changing and evolving data driven world which we live in investigators are inundated with information. The ability to discover, analyze, and interpret this information and draw relevant factual conclusions has become increasingly important to investigators. The key to this investigative data cycle begins with the initial responding officers and migrates through the hands of all individuals that touch the information. Effective use of this information can move investigations rapidly forward, identify persons of interest, and explain cases in simple visualized formats. Examination of the techniques used to collect the investigative data and how it is utilized will serve to enhance efficiency, and increase investigative outcomes. The goal is to conduct better investigations, and establish stronger intelligence gathering protocols in order to support the investigative process.

Speaker: Michael Akpata, Team Lead Public Safety, Investigations, & Counter Fraud i2 National Sales, IBM
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Real or Fake? That is the Question!
Counterfeiting of consumer and everyday products is rapidly increasing. Sales are taking place in retail locations, online and elsewhere. This increase in illegal activity is resulting in expanded involvement by organized crime and terrorists to not only obtain financing for their illicit operations but also to launder money received from many of their activities. Learn about the extent of the problem, the type of products now being counterfeited, recent counterfeiting in anti-counterfeiting activities in Canada and worldwide and what law enforcement and related agencies are doing worldwide in the global marketplace.

Speaker: Lorne M Lipkus, Founding Partner, Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP
PTSD: A Journey of Recovery Through Peer Support
Natalie Harris will share her journey through post traumatic stress injury, addiction and suicide attempts after being one of the main paramedics at a double murder call in 2012 in Barrie, Ontario, where two women were killed as part of a satanic cult ritual, and the murderer was her patient. Natalie will discuss post traumatic growth and its impact on law enforcement personnel, the difference between compassion and attachment, the importance of peer support and will share details on her Wings of Change - Peer Support meeting model.

Speaker:  Natalie Harris, Advanced Care Paramedic
Fort McMurray: Lessons Learned
On May 3, 2016, the City of Fort McMurray was home to one of the largest disasters in Canadian history. There was a wildfire burning outside the city that rapidly raged out of control and began to burn through multiple neighbourhoods at the same time. Those neighbourhoods had to be quickly evacuated. Within short order, the entire city of 88,000 people was under a mandatory evacuation order. The RCMP Wood Buffalo Detachment were called upon to provide front-line support to assist with the overwhelming efforts to safely remove the citizens from the area.

Wood Buffalo Detachment's Operations Officer Inspector Mark Hancock was the Incident Commander at the onset of the wildfire and throughout the first critical week of this disaster. Mark’s presentation will focus on the critical initial response and evacuations, as well as the ongoing issues throughout the disaster, and the follow up, with police securing property and managing the later re-entry of community residents once the wildfires were controlled.

Partnerships with key stakeholders within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the Province of Alberta and with other organizations, including industry, first responders and many others were essential in dealing with the largest natural disaster in Canadian history.

Speaker: Inspector Mark Hancock, Investigative Services at the RCMP Wood Buffalo Detachment, Fort McMurray, Alberta
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Cocktail Reception & Blue Line Leadership Award Gala
Featuring keynote address by Mark Saunders, Chief of Police, Toronto Police Service
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