Technology was front and center at the 120th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Philadelphia this month with hundreds of exhibitors demonstrating wares from comms equipment and investigative resources to helicopters and mobile command centers. Visionations was there demonstrating CrimePad, the Future of Crime Scene Management. We had engaging discussions with law enforcement and crime lab personnel from coast to coast. In some cases, information technology (IT) personnel came by the booth and then came back again with enforcement or crime lab personnel. In other cases, the initial contact was with investigative or crime scene personnel and they often came back with their IT staff. Some who came to the booth were already using iOS technology. Others were looking to make the business case to make that move. Continue reading
The International Education Conference of the International Association for Identification (IAI) was held in Providence, Rhode Island, this month. As described by IAI, “at this important annual Conference world-renowned professionals present the most current scientific educational sessions, utilizing the most efficient methodologies and technical products and advances in the identification field.” Consistent with this purpose, the Visionations team staffed a booth throughout the conference to showcase and demonstrate CrimePad. As with the prior conferences, there was a lot of interest and excellent discussions with crime scene and forensic professionals from a variety of disciplines.
This month, Jeff Gurvis presented at the 2013 American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD) in Durham, North Carolina. Jeff, a forensic scientist and nationally recognized expert, talked about crime technologies such as panoramic image acquisition and 3D laser scanning. He also discussed forensic technologies such as rapid DNA and antibody profiling. Jeff’s takeaway message described his vision for the real future for crime scene management and investigation – leveraging emerging technologies to facilitate broad-based collaboration. Continue reading
Over 5,000 people attended the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) in Washington, DC. The Visionations team was there and had many great discussions with attendees about CrimePad and the future of crime scene management. Attendee feedback reinforced the value of and need for the functionality developed for the app by our crime scene experts.
Visionations unveiled CrimePad at the International Association for Identification (IAI) in Phoenix, AZ in July. There was a tremendous response by those who attended. Several agencies had plenty of positive feedback as well as some helpful ideas on how to make CrimePad better. Our booth was extremely busy throughout the exhibit hours. The response validates our vision of bringing modern mobile technology to the field of crime scene investigation.