Lafayette Group Supports Major Cities Chiefs at 2016 IACP Conference

November 15, 2016

The Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) held its annual conference on October 13-14, 2016 in San Diego, California, which occurred prior to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 2016 Conference. To support MCCA, Lafayette Group compiled briefing documents to guide a discussion on homeland security, technology and public policy.

Policy Issues:

At this year’s conference, Lafayette Group presented MCCA’s policy positions on critical issues facing law enforcement, such as “Going Dark,” which is a term used by law enforcement for unbreakable encryption that prevents them from accessing evidence and information on criminals’ devices. The Chiefs sponsored the first ever joint meeting of their Intelligence Commanders and their Technology Committee.

Technology Committee:

Additionally, MCCA invited technology firms and federal agencies to discuss current issues affecting law enforcement nationwide, including technology to enable intelligence operations, body cameras and radio interoperability. This committee will work with government agencies and the private sector to bring the best technologies to policing.

Intelligence Commanders:

Intelligence commanders from MCCA and the Major County Sheriffs’ Association (MCSA) received a briefing from the FBI on the current threat environment and discussed closer collaboration between both organizations. The Commanders exchanged information on current threats and common operational concerns. Lafayette Group is preparing policy papers for the Intelligence Commanders on Going Dark, Deconfliction, and Social Media.


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