NIRO Knowledge – Episode 8

Lorna Ferguson

Lorna Ferguson is a Ph.D. student in the Sociology department at the University of Western Ontario, Canada and is the Director of Operations for the Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing (CAN-SEBP). Lorna’s current research focuses on evidence-based policy, policing, and missing persons. Specifically, she examines police responses to missing by conducting interviews with police personnel from across Canada – missing persons coordinators, Search and Rescue members, police detectives, frontline officers, with the hope of filling in knowledge gaps on ‘what works’ ‘what doesn’t work’ and ‘what we still don’t know’ in terms of how to most effectively and efficiently response to missing person reports.

Links:
Lorna on Twitter
Lorna’s email: lfergu5 <at> uwo.ca
Lorna’s research on Missing Persons
CAN-SEBP – Canadian Society for Evidence Based Policing

NIRO Knowledge – Episode 0.2

In this episode, I speak about using Twitter as my main source of social media to get out quick messages, interact with the audience and my use of polls. I speak to the difference in using Microsoft Access and Excel and my online course for Access. There is a short Google form for anyone who wishes to fill it out and speak to any issue that they may have with Microsoft Access. These will be addressed and added into my updated online course that will release a little later this year.

I also pay tribute to a great man who we lost recently, Daniel Bibel. I read his biography on his show that was sent out over our MACA listserv. It was an honor to know him and he will be missed.

Links:
Twitter
UALE – Ultimate Access for Law Enforcement online course
Version 2.0 COMING SOON!
MACA
Microsoft Access Problems/Issues Form

NIRO Knowledge – Episode 5

Springfield MA PD: Cristina, Scott and Bill

I talk with Cristina Fernandez, Scott Roberts and William “Bill” Schwarz of Springfield MA Police. They speak with me about their Real Time Crime Center where they perform tactical analysis as calls come in and strategic analysis going in the background among it all. They assist their agency but they also feed their community information about what is happening in their respective areas of town as well. If you are ready to find out how life runs in a crime analysis unit working in real time, give this episode a listen.

Links:
Springfield MA Police website
Springfield MA Crime Analysis Email

NIRO Knowledge – Episode 0.1

Nicholas Roy

Hello Knowledge fans! It is me, Nick, today speaking with you about the first 4 episodes of the podcast. I recap where we’ve been and I talk about where we are going. I thank my previous guests: Dr Laura Huey, Lt Glen Mills, Special Constable John Ng and Dr John Shjarback. I give a quick sneak peek, but no names, on two of the upcoming interviews I will be doing and let you in on my online course for Microsoft Access and that it will be revamped and for sale once again in a few months.

Links:
Dr Laura Huey
Glen Mills’ Open Source Policing free resources website
John Ng
Dr John Shjarback‘s website
Ultimate Access for Law Enforcement – online Microsoft Access course

NIRO Knowledge – Episode 4

Dr John Shjarback

Dr. John Shjarback is an assistant professor in the Department of Law and Justice Studies Rowan University after spending the last three years as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at El Paso. John’s research interests center on American policing with specific focuses on environmental and organizational influence on officer behavior and attitudes as well as contemporary issues in the field (e.g., the “Ferguson Effect”; de-policing; the “War on Cops” hypothesis; race and officer-involved shootings). He has worked collaboratively with various law enforcement agencies conducting evaluations. His work has appeared in a number of peer-reviewed outlets, such as Criminology & Public Policy, the Journal of Criminal Justice, and Crime & Delinquency, and he has written op-eds for The Washington Post, the New York Daily News, and the El Paso Times.​

Links:
John’s Website
John’s Officer Involved Shooting Article – Science Direct
Washington Post dataset
Texas dataset
California dataset

NIRO Knowledge – Episode 3

John Ng

Special Constable John Ng is a divisional crime analyst with the Saskatoon Police Service and has been a law enforcement analyst for over 10 years. He’s a certified law enforcement analyst with the International Association of Crime Analysts and has been an active member having volunteered with their former Methods Subcommittee co-authoring a handful of technical papers on analytical methods including hotspot analysis, prioritizing offenders, and social network analysis and currently volunteers with their Publications Committee.

He’s presented at crime analysis conferences and recently at the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) Conference on the role of crime analysts in EBP. He also served as the Analyst Series Coordinator (lead) for the Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing’s (CAN-SEBP) Community Engagement Team and continues to volunteer as a Community Liaison for CAN-SEBP promoting the value of law enforcement analysts in EBP. More recently he’s been selected as an NIJ/IACP LEADS Scholar, which is a scholarship that helps support mid-level officers in advancing data and science in policing, he is one of the first crime analysts to received this scholarship.

He’s successfully completed a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto. His research interests include police culture, police leadership, organizational change, police tactics & strategies, hotspots policing, offender management (and risk assessments), and crime analysis.

Links:
CAN-SEBP on Twitter
CAN-SEBP online
John on LinkedIn

NIRO Knowledge – Episode 2

Lt Glen Mills

Glen Mills is a lieutenant with the Burlington Massachusetts Police Department currently assigned to the Administrative Division and oversees community services, training, emergency management, information technology and dispatch. He is involved in a number of community outreach programs and manages his department’s social media, website, Citizens Police Academy, workplace safety and crime prevention efforts.

Glen is also the current president of the Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts, the first vice president of Police Futurists International and an IACA-certified law enforcement analyst.

Links:
Police One article by Glen on disinformation
Burlington MA PD Twitter
OpenSourcePolicing – website loaded with free goodies