Technology Assessment

The goal of the Technology Assessment is to provide the local site with insight in planning and implementing future initiatives focused on the agency’s technical resources and abilities. Recommendations will be provided to further the site’s technology-driven justice initiatives.

Subject experts will conduct a site visit to engage in the following activities as part of the technology assessment:

  • Examine areas such as dispatch software, records management software, the mobile environment, case management, crime analysis, IT support, and other related technologies
  • Perform an initial assessment to identify gaps and needs
  • Produce a report detailing the department’s technical gaps
  • Provide a recommendation for future TTA opportunities
  • Meetings with local personnel
  • Attend CompStat meeting
  • View any technologies the department might have, including whether they share systems or networks between the county or city.

The subject experts will deliver an assessment report approximately two months after the site visit.

Local Personnel to Participate in Assessment:

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Technologists
  • Records department staff
  • Crime analyst/statisticians/CompStat report generators (headquarters and in precincts)
  • Detectives in charge/lead detectives
  • Computer-aided dispatch (CAD)/records management system (RMS)/jail/mobile solutions
  • Body-worn cameras/closed-circuit TVs (CCTVs)/license plate readers, as applicable
  • Case management

Length of Training: Two days

Subject Experts: Maggie Goodrich and others to be determined

Maggie Goodrich retired in March 2017 as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Public Safety for the City of Los Angeles—with responsibility for the Los Angeles Fire Department and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)—following a distinguished career as an attorney and technology expert. Ms. Goodrich currently serves as a consultant to the University of Chicago Crime Lab and is on the Baltimore, Cleveland, and Newark police department federal monitorships. Ms. Goodrich also serves as a technology subject expert and consultant for the National Public Safety Partnership (PSP).

Click here for a PDF flyer on the technology assessment.