Footprint Team Attends 2015 IACP Conference

January 22, 2016

Thousands of international law enforcement professionals from federal, state, county, local, and tribal agencies were in Chicago, Illinois for the 122nd International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Exposition, October 24–28, 2015. The conference offers opportunities for attendees to better serve and protect by bringing together educational programs, renowned keynote speakers, community-building special events, and the largest collection of vendors, tactical equipment, and technology solutions available for law enforcement.

The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), with Dayton, Ohio integrator Copp Systems, attended the conference to exhibit and demonstrate Footprint™. Developed by UDRI and used by state, local, and federal law-enforcement agencies, Footprint is a law enforcement and security system that provides video forensics, real-time mapping, and customizable analytics for total situational awareness. Footprint seamlessly integrates citywide video surveillance systems and crime data to better deploy law enforcement assets and safety personnel. UDRI and Copp personnel at the IACP conference found numerous law enforcement agencies interested in Footprint.

Bill DeFries, CEO and owner of Copp Integrated Systems, the exclusive national licensee for Footprint, stated, "The enthusiasm and interest in Footprint were widespread. There is nothing quite like this available to crime prevention officers and chiefs of police. Footprint is a force multiplier that enables police departments to deliver more and better public safety with fewer officers on the street. In this economic climate with declining police department budgets, Footprint situational awareness software helps to protect the public.”

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