Real Time Crime Centers (RTCCs) are public safety units that manage data and intelligence to proactively mitigate crime, investigate crime, and provide situational awareness in real-time. This webinar explores what RTCCs are and the steps to establish one in terms of funding, technology, and other crucial considerations.
The panel speaking on these topics are:
- Jared Kosina, Training for the National Real Time Crime Center Association (NRTCCA)
- Marcos Hernandez, Treasurer for the National Real Time Crime Center Association
- Nichole North, Vice President of Administration for the National Real Time Crime Center Association
- Emily Spindler, Partnership Manager for the National Real Time Crime Center Association
Specifics they discussed in this session include:
- What an RTCC is, its purpose, areas of operation, and the resources and systems it utilizes to operate.
- What fusion centers are, its personnel, scope, role, and operations.
- Contrasting the functions of an RTCC to a fusion center in terms of services provided and the timeline they operate in.
- A rundown of the free resources that may already exist in agencies in terms of systems, infrastructure, and personnel to get started with creating an RTCC.
- Resources that require funding such as investigative resources, license plate readers, and traffic cameras that are valuable in an RTCC’s operation.
- The value in starting small, seeing what other agencies are doing, and remembering that what works for one agency won’t always work with others when establishing an RTCC.
- Tips on where and how to access funds by proving successes, having community support, utilizing grants, and preparing a budget.
- The value in partnerships and engagement with other agencies, city and county entities, tech companies, and the community to the success of an RTCC.
- Considerations when establishing an RTCC
- Determining what the RTCC wants to accomplish in terms of the type of calls to work on, prioritizing calls, and specific cases to assist in.
- The hours and availability of RTCC services.
- Finding the right people to staff the center – be it sworn or civilians and the involvement of the district attorney in terms of camera footage access.
- Documenting the work done to track the RTCC’s accomplishments and for use in legal proceedings if needed.
- Picking out the technology to use to accomplish the RTCC’s determined goals.
- Existing community entities to partner with to access camera feeds and what to take into account when purchasing additional camera units.
- Considerations when acquiring and utilizing license plate readers for RTCC purposes.
- Crime analysis workup resources – accessing existing ones, how the resources will be used, and creating a standard for the product that the RTCC pushes out.
- Leveraging Electronic Monitoring, GPS Tracking System, and Shots Fired Detection in conjunction with other technology and systems to better address crimes.
Questions from the webinar attendees are about:
- Getting community buy-in to access existing camera systems.
- RTCC’s involvement in solving organized retail crimes.
- RTCC’s role in the rollout of NextGen 911.
- Integrating RTCCs to drone first responder programs.
- Examples of SOPs, policies, and MOUs used in RTCCs.
- Metrics to measure performance and return on investment of RTCCs.
- Timeline to get an RTCC up and running.
- RTCCs’ role in large-scale events in communities.
- Becoming a member of the National Real Time Crime Center Association.
Other Webinars with this Organization:
- May 2: Investigating Catastrophe Fraud Cases
- June 27: What is a Real Time Crime Center and How Do You Start One? (this webinar)
- Aug 29: Getting Back to Center: Realign with Your Mission by Leveraging a Managed Services Provider
- Sept 7: Investigating Staged Accidents
- “Good information on how to begin a Real Time Crime Center and develop it.” — Billy
- “Information on the equipment and how to get set up for running an RTCC.” — Jana
- “Leaning other things that I need to incorporate at my agency RTCC.” — Julia
- “I heard several new/different ideas tha may work in our Real Time Crime Center.” — William
- “The depth of knowledge and enthusiasm of the presenters was AWESOME!!!” — Vivian
This webinar is part of the JCH Summer School Program. From June 1-August 31, 2023, attendees will receive a certificate of attendance via email about one hour after the conclusion of a webinar.
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