Conference Agenda

Welcome to CONNECT 2018! 

Download a PDF of the Conference Agenda by clicking here.


 

CODY PSS TRACK vs. COBRA.net TRACK

You will notice that we have identified which classes are suitable for our CODY Public Safety Suite customers and our COBRA.net customers. If you are a CODY PSS customer who is also a part of a COBRA.net consortium, we welcome you to register for classes in both tracks. However, we encourage our COBRA.net-only customers to stay within the COBRA.net TRACK for continuity of learning.

NOTE: Conference badges are required for entrance to all conference session and events. Badges are also required for Guest Speakers and Exhibitors. Guest badges may be purchased for the Welcome Reception and the CODY After Hours Party.

RMS Chief TRACK 

New this year, we have labeled those classes which we feel will best suit our Public Safely Suite Chiefs and Executives. Obviously, you are welcome to take whatever classes you choose, but we have offered these as a suggested learning track.

Monday, April 30, 2018

  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Registration
    Group Registration Desk, Hotel Lobby

    Visit the CONNECT registration desk to get your conference materials and your CONNECT 2018 T-Shirt! Guest Badges can be purchased when you register.

  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
    Intro to CODY Reporting: Understanding Data Structures
    Tower Suite 1

    This class will cover the fundamental building blocks (data structures) in creating reports using your CODY software including tables, linking, and more. CODY PSS TRACK. PREREQUISITE for CODY Report Explorer classes

  • 10:00 AM – 11:50 AM
    CODY Report Explorer: Building Custom Reports in CODY Desktop (BASIC LEVEL)
    Tower Suite 1 (CODY Reporting Lab)

    REGISTRATION for all Reporting Lab Classes ENDS MARCH 15, 2018.

    PREREQUISITE: Intro to CODY Reporting: Understanding Data Structures

    This BASIC LEVEL reporting class will provide a basic introduction to CODY Report Explorer. Participants will practice building a report from scratch on a CODY-provided laptop while learning how to use the key components of system. CODY PSS TRACK.  A $35 equipment fee accompanies registration for this class and must be paid in full prior to the conference to secure your machine.

  • 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
    CODY RMS Admin 1: Supervisor Utilities
    Cocoa Suite 1

     This class trains new CODY administrators on Supervisor Utilities and the Unit File. Current Administrators are welcome, but not required, to attend. CODY PSS TRACK

    *Attendance required to receive CODY System Administrator Certification. This class is also offered at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, 5/2.

  • 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM
    CODY Report Explorer: Building Custom Reports in CODY Desktop (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)
    Tower Suite 1 (CODY Reporting Lab)

    REGISTRATION for all Reporting Lab Classes ENDS MARCH 15, 2018.

    PREREQUISITE: CODY Report Explorer: BASIC LEVEL (or equivalent skill level)

    This INTERMEDIATE LEVEL reporting class will guide participants through practical report creation. This will include creating a basic Report Explorer Query (using/linking tables, filtering and sorting query results, removing fields from tables), creating a simple output report form the Design Tab (creating header/footer, aligning fields), Importing, Exporting, and Saving Report to file and more. CODY PSS TRACK.  A $35 equipment fee accompanies registration for this class and must be paid in full prior to the conference to secure your machine.

  • 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
    CODY RMS Admin 2: New Admin Essentials and the CRC
    Cocoa Suite 2 & 3

    This class provides an overview of all essential elements needed to administer a CODY system, including an overview of the resources available to you via the online CODY Customer Resource Center (the CRC). Current Administrators are welcome, but not required, to attend. CODY PSS TRACK

    *Attendance is required in this session to receive CODY System Administrator Certification.

  • 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
    CODY RMS: IRF Best Practices
    Cocoa Suite 1

    The CODY IRF.  One of the most used forms by all agencies.  What is the best way to enter data into the form?  How should particular features of the form be used for the best results?  Attend this class if you need to learn more about this comprehensive incident entry form, or if you would simply like a refresher.  CODY PSS TRACK

  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Open Lab Time - CODY Innovation Lab
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Try out CODY's suite of software products on a variety of devices.

  • 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
    CODY RMS: Drilldown into Master Names Features
    Cocoa Suite 2

    Learn more about the data available in the Master Name module; how the data is captured and stored, and what the data can tell you.  We will look at the Name History and Point-In-Time (PIT) data, as well as look into information that is available in Additional Name Data, Known Associates, Names through Incidents/Cases and the Individual Data Sheet. CODY PSS TRACK

  • 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
    COBRA.net/C.tac Administration (Single Agency and Consortium)
    Cocoa Suite 3

    Whether you are COBRA Admin for a single agency that is part of a COBRA.net sharing network OR you are the COBRA Admin managing the entire consortium, you will learn how to use key features in the CODY COBRA.net/C.tac Administration Center, including an overview of the basic operations and settings which any administrator of a COBRA / C.tac system has available to manage the fundamentals of the application’s behavior and end users' access and experience.  This will allow the administrator to set up the application to conform to the Agency’s Rules and Regulations and to set CJIS compliance on data access across individually managed Users, Organizational Units or, the entire Consortium.  Learn about new features admin available for C.tac 6. This class is intended for any COBRA.net Site/Department Administrator(s). For advanced administration techniques, register for the COBRA.net/C.tac Advanced Administration at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, 5/2COBRA TRACK

  • 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
    CODY RMS Admin 3: Adding and Creating New Users
    Cocoa Suite 1

    This session provides focused training for CODY System Admin including a review of the process for creating new users, setting or adjusting permissions, and performing user maintenance in your CODY system.  Learn how to make the best use of the User Maintenance options, Data Access settings, setting Print Options, and more. Current Administrators are welcome, but not required, to attend. CODY PSS TRACK

    *Attendance required to receive CODY System Administrator Certification. This class is also offered at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, 5/2.

  • 2:30 PM – 2:50 PM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    CODY RMS Wishes Granted and Development Forum
    Cocoa Suite 2 & 3

    Join the CODY Development and Executive Management teams as we review features added to the CODY Public Safety Software Suite based on your wishes. Then, join us in discussing the CODY development roadmap. CODY PSS TRACKRMS Chief TRACK

  • 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    COBRA/C.tac Wishes Granted and Future Innovation Forum
    Cocoa Suite 2 & 3

    Join the CODY Development and Executive Management teams as we reveal features added to the COBRA.net/C.tac platform based on your wishes. Then, join us in discussing the next chapter in the evolution and development of the COBRA.net platform and C.tac search app. COBRA TRACK

  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Welcome Reception!
    Cocoa Terrace & Cocoa Suite 1

    Mingle out by the patio bar or inside the CODY Innovation Lab. Carving station and heavy appetizers will be served! Guests permitted with Guest Badge.

    Attire: Spring Casual

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

  • 7:00 AM – 7:50 AM
    Registration
    Group Registration Desk, Hotel Lobby

    Visit the CONNECT registration desk to get your conference materials and your CONNECT 2018 T-Shirt! Guest Badges can be purchased at the registration table.

  • 7:00 AM – 7:50 AM
    Breakfast
    Red Room

    Join the CODY team for breakfast prior to kicking off CONNECT 2018. Continental breakfast will be served. 

  • 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
    Opening Ceremonies
    Red Room

    Join the CODY Executives and the entire CODY team as we officially open CONNECT 2018! 

    Attire: Business Casual

  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
    Intro to CODY Reporting: Understanding Data Structures
    Cocoa Suite 2

    This class will cover the fundamental building blocks (data structures) in creating reports using your CODY software including tables, linking, and more. CODY PSS TRACK. PREREQUISITE for CODY Report Explorer classes

  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
    COBRA.net: C.tac Searching
    Cocoa Suite 6

    Learn the foundational concepts for searching across multiple data sources within COBRA.net, and how to use C.tac to perform simple to intermediate searches.  For advanced search techniques, please attend the C.tac Advanced Searching session.  COBRA TRACK

  • 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM
    CODY RMS: Attachments & Images Best Practices
    Cocoa Suite 3

    See how the CODY File Attachments Module can be used for storage and linking of external files (images and other multimedia) in your CODY system.  Files such as documents, multi-media files, proprietary software files can be stored and linked to your CODY Incidents, Cases, Names files and more.  Explore how linked files can also be used to assist Supervisors and Officers on Patrol when at Crisis Incident locations. CODY PSS TRACK

  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
    CODY RMS: Understanding Point-in-Time (PIT) Name Data
    Cocoa Suite 1

    This class will take an in depth look at the Point In Time functionality for both Names and Vehicles.  Attendees will also learn some valuable time-saving tips for updating Incidents, Master Name Files and Master Vehicle Files by use of the Point In Time functionality.  CODY PSS TRACK

  • 9:00 AM – 10:20 AM
    Chief & Agency Executives Networking Session
    Cocoa Boardroom

    A unique opportunity for Chiefs and Agency Executives to meet and network with the CODY Executive Management team and other Agency Executives from CODY implementations across the country. CODY PSS TRACKRMS Chief TRACK, COBRA.net TRACK.

  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
    CODY RMS: Report Wizard
    Tower Suite 1 (CODY Reporting Lab)

    Work alongside CODY experts in the CODY Reporting Lab as you build customized reports using Report Wizard!   Discover, or brush up, on how to use one of the 'easiest to learn' custom reporting tools CODY offers.  See how custom queries can be created and results exported to Excel.  CODY PSS TRACK

    NOTE:  A $25 equipment fee accompanies registration for this class and must be paid in full prior to the conference to secure your machine.

  • 9:00 AM – 10:50 PM
    Open Lab Time - CODY Innovation Lab
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Try out CODY's suite of software products on a variety of devices.

  • 9:30 AM – 9:50 AM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 9:30 AM – 9:50 AM
    CODY RMS: Tracking Employee Training
    Cocoa Suite 3

    Learn how to track the details of employee training using the Employee File Training Tab.  This tab was greatly enhanced in order to provide for accurate documentation of all types of training.  See how to customize this feature for your agency and look at the reporting available.  CODY PSS TRACK, RMS Chief TRACK

  • 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
    Intro to CODY Reporting: Understanding Data Structures
    Cocoa Suite 2

    This class will cover the fundamental building blocks (data structures) in creating reports using your CODY software including tables, linking, and more. CODY PSS TRACK. PREREQUISITE for CODY Report Explorer classes

  • 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
    CODY RMS: Drilldown into Master Names Features
    Cocoa Suite 1

    Learn more about the data available in the Master Name module; how the data is captured and stored, and what the data can tell you.  We will look at the Name History and Point-In-Time (PIT) data, as well as look into information that is available in Additional Name Data, Known Associates, Names through Incidents/Cases and the Individual Data Sheet. CODY PSS TRACK

  • 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM
    CODY RMS: Domestic Violence Module
    Cocoa Boardroom

    Learn how this optional module can help you collect critical Domestic Violence incident information to better protect victims of domestic abuse in your jurisdiction. You will also lean how to prepare and print a DV report.  CODY PSS TRACK

  • 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM
    CODY RMS: eCrash interfaces
    Cocoa Suite 3

    Get an overview of the various options for linking a 3rd party eCrash software with the CODY RMS.  Stop duplicate entry of data into CODY for your crashes.  Learn how CODY can import your eCrash data into CODY so that the data associated with the crash is searchable in your system.  CODY PSS TRACK

  • 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
    COBRA.net: C.tac Advanced Search Techniques
    Cocoa Suite 6

    This class will teach you how to use the advanced searching techniques provided in the C.tac search app to find connections in the data you didn’t even know existed. Topics include: cross-entity searching, creative use of wildcards, using search terms to get the info you need, advanced narrative keyword matching and more.  COBRA TRACK

  • 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
    CODY RMS: Report Wizard
    Tower Suite 1 (CODY Reporting Lab)

    Work alongside CODY experts in the CODY Reporting Lab as you build customized reports using Report Wizard!   Discover, or brush up, on how to use one of the 'easiest to learn' custom reporting tools CODY offers.  See how custom queries can be created and results exported to Excel.  CODY PSS TRACK

    NOTE:  A $25 equipment fee accompanies registration for this class and must be paid in full prior to the conference to secure your machine.

  • 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    CODY RMS: Domestic Violence Module
    Cocoa Boardroom

    Learn how this optional module can help you collect critical Domestic Violence incident information to better protect victims of domestic abuse in your jurisdiction. You will also lean how to prepare and print a DV report.  CODY PSS TRACK

  • 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    CODY RMS: Leveraging the Cloud
    Cocoa Suite 3

    Have you thought about the benefits of a cloud solution? In this session, you will learn about the option of moving your CODY RMS to the cloud.  This includes the migration process, end-user experience and the many associated benefits, including data recovery and security. CODY PSS TRACK, RMS Chief TRACK

  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Keynote Presentation: Dr. Jerry Ratcliffe
    Red Room

    After leading a session on intelligence-led policing at CONNECT 2017, Dr. Jerry Ratcliffe is thrilled to return as this year's Keynote speaker!

    Dr. Jerry Ratcliffe: Should predictive policing be in your operational toolkit?

    Predictive policing is increasingly being discussed in police leadership circles, both positively and negatively. Proponents point to more targeted policing that increases focus on specific places and people, while critics are concerned about racial bias and stigmatization of low income and minority communities. This presentation will review the current ‘state-of-the-art’ and identify the strengths and weaknesses of a predictive policing approach for municipal police departments. Dr. Ratcliffe will also explain the results of the Philadelphia Predictive Policing Experiment, the largest randomized trial of predictive policing to date. He will emphasize the practical and operational lessons learned from studying predictive policing in Philly. 

  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    Lunch & Awards Presentation
    Red Room

    Join us for lunch and the 2018 CODY Pathfinder & DHH Innovation Awards Presentation.

  • 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    CODY Report Explorer: Building Custom Reports in CODY Desktop (BASIC LEVEL)
    Tower Suite 1 (CODY Reporting Lab)

    REGISTRATION for all Reporting Lab Classes ENDS MARCH 15, 2018.

    PREREQUISITE: Intro to CODY Reporting: Understanding Data Structures

    This BASIC LEVEL reporting class will provide a basic introduction to CODY Report Explorer. Participants will practice building a report from scratch on a CODY-provided laptop while learning how to use the key components of system. CODY PSS TRACK.  A $35 equipment fee accompanies registration for this class and must be paid in full prior to the conference to secure your machine.

  • 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    COBRA.net: C.tac Searching
    Cocoa Suite 1

    Learn the foundational concepts for searching across multiple data sources within COBRA.net, and how to use C.tac to perform simple to intermediate searches.  For advanced search techniques, please attend the C.tac Advanced Searching session.  COBRA TRACK

  • 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM
    CODY RMS: Interface Possibilities to/from Fingerprint/Mugshot Systems
    Cocoa Suite 6

    Does your agency use a livescan system for fingerprints and mugshots?  Do you wish there was a way for the two systems to "talk to each other"?  Come to this session and learn about the existing interfaces CODY offers, as well as discover how we may be able to interface with your specific system.  CODY PSS TRACK

  • 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Report Review and Approval
    Cocoa Suite 3

    This class will teach you how to use various tools in CODY applications to implement and/or enhance your report review process.  We will explore the use of the report review and security features which are included in the application.  These features include locking of narratives, locking the completed IRF, and securing the Reviews process. CODY PSS TRACK

  • 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM
    CODY RMS Admin 4: Using the CODY Updater
    Cocoa Suite 2

    Learn how to use the automated CODY Updater application to make version updates easy and 'on-demand'. Current Administrators are welcome, but not required, to attend. CODY PSS TRACK

    *Attendance required to receive CODY System Administrator Certification. Class also offered on Wednesday, May 2 at 2:30 PM.

  • 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    Executive Session with Dr. Jerry Ratcliffe: The PANDA Crime Reduction Model
    Cocoa Boardroom

    CONNECT 2018 Keynote Speaker, Dr. Jerry Ratcliffe, leads a session for our Chiefs and Agency Executives ONLY. Space is limited to 25 participants. Register early to get a seat at the table!

    Dr. Ratcliffe will explain the PANDA crime reduction model. This model, designed in discussion with police command staff from numerous countries, is specifically designed for police leaders in municipal police departments. An expanded SARA problem-oriented model, it comes with a number of associated checklists to help police commanders navigate the challenges of crime reduction in the modern policing environment. Chief & Agency Executives ONLY

  • 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Open Lab Time - CODY Innovation Lab
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Try out CODY's suite of software products on a variety of devices.

  • 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Attachments & Images Best Practices
    Cocoa Suite 2

    See how the CODY File Attachments Module can be used for storage and linking of external files (images and other multimedia) in your CODY system.  Files such as documents, multi-media files, proprietary software files can be stored and linked to your CODY Incidents, Cases, Names files and more.  Explore how linked files can also be used to assist Supervisors and Officers on Patrol when at Crisis Incident locations. CODY PSS TRACK

  • 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM
    CODY RMS Admin 5: Duplicate Name Finder
    Cocoa Suite 6

    Learn how to clean up your data using CODY's Duplicate Name finder and other tools. Current Administrators are welcome, but not required, to attend. CODY PSS TRACK

    *Attendance required to receive System Administrator Certification. Class offered multiple times.

  • 2:30 PM – 2:50 PM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Remember me?
    Cocoa Suite 1

    Get refresher on some of the most under-utilized, but extremely useful features in the CODY system. CODY PSS TRACK

  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    CODY RMS: System Audit Manager
    Cocoa Suite 2

    Your CODY system includes a robust audit feature to track user actions. This class will show you how to search for and retrieve that valuable  logged data to put it to use for your agency. CODY PSS TRACK

  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Statement Searches
    Cocoa Suite 3

    Your agency's CODY RMS system stores a wealth of data. Learn how to build basic to complex Statement Searches to support your agency's investigative processes. CODY PSS TRACK, RMS Chief Track

  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Property File Enhancements
    Cocoa Suite 6

    The CODY RMS Property File feature-set was expanded this year. This class will review the new features. CODY PSS TRACK

  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    COBRA.net: Governance - the essentials
    Cocoa Boardroom

    When you purchase a COBRA.net System from CODY, you get a technology platform that is flexible enough to handle a vast array of governance scenarios.  The other half of any deployment of COBRA.net or any cross-agency sharing system is managing the ever-present data governance challenges presented by the laws and/or regulations regarding data sharing and dissemination in your community / state.  This session will discuss by working example how thoughtful planning of your governance model and deployment strategy, worked into your set-up and administration of COBRA.net through the COBRA.net Admin Center, can help you maximize the usefulness of your COBRA.net system, while respecting laws and regulations that may bear upon your deployment. COBRA.net TRACK

  • 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Get Mobile with CODY Express
    Cocoa Suite 6

    Learn about typical uses of CODY's Express application designed for in-field use, but used by many as their core RMS software application. Overview includes data entry and searches, how Dispatch and NCIC can be integrated, and how the client continues to let you work when you are disconnected. CODY PSS TRACK

  • 3:30 PM – 3:50 PM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Report Wizard
    Tower Suite 1 (CODY Reporting Lab)

    Work alongside CODY experts in the CODY Reporting Lab as you build customized reports using Report Wizard!   Discover, or brush up, on how to use one of the 'easiest to learn' custom reporting tools CODY offers.  See how custom queries can be created and results exported to Excel.  CODY PSS TRACK

    NOTE:  A $25 equipment fee accompanies registration for this class and must be paid in full prior to the conference to secure your machine.

  • 3:30 PM – 3:50 PM
    Navigating the CODY CRC (Customer Resource Center)
    Cocoa Suite 2

    Learn more about the CODY Customer Resource Center - your online resource to Version Release information, Quick Tips videos, User Manuals, a whole library of CODY training documentation, and other eLearning options.  CODY PSS TRACK, COBRA TRACK, RMS Chief Track

  • 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    CODY RMS Admin 6: System Utilities and System Parameters
    Cocoa Suite 1

    This class covers training on System Utilities, System Parameters, and Agency Coding Sequences. Current Administrators are welcome, but not required, to attend. CODY PSS TRACK

    *Attendance is required in this session to receive CODY System Administrator Certification.

  • 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Exploring Investigations & Case Management
    Cocoa Suite 3

    This class will provide an overview of Case Management (CODY Investigations), Data Visualizer, and provide time for Q&A.  Are you using the module and feel as though you may only be scratching the surface?  Would you like to see if there are better ways to document your investigative cases?  Would you like to examine ways to better report on your cases and/or investigators work?  If so, then this class is for you. CODY PSS TRACK

  • 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    COBRA.net Roundtable: The SuperCOBRA Network
    Cocoa Boardroom

    Learn how CODY is partnering with leaders in the industry to create a massive information-sharing network called the 'Super COBRA Network.' This session will educate you on both the technology used to make this happen, as well as the governance and user-authentication/access aspects.  Then, join in a discussion about the possibilities of how this Super COBRA approach can be brought to bear in your areas/regions/states to create a crime data, cross-referencing super network! COBRA TRACK

  • 4:00 PM – 4:20 PM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 4:00 PM – 4:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Leveraging the Cloud
    Cocoa Suite 2

    Have you thought about the benefits of a cloud solution? In this session, you will learn about the option of moving your CODY RMS to the cloud.  This includes the migration process, end-user experience and the many associated benefits, including data recovery and security. CODY PSS TRACK, RMS Chief TRACK

  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Cocktail Hour in Exhibit Hall
    Red Room - Exhibit Hall

    Meet and mingle with our CONNECT 2018 Exhibitors during the 2018 Exhibitor's Cocktail Hour! Guest Badges can be purchased during registration.

  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    CODY After Hours Party & CASINO Night!
    Red Room

    Join us for the almost-famous CODY After Hours Party & CASINO Game Night! Enter the CODY CASINO to play poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, and other fun casino games! Get your t-shirt scanned with our blacklight to see if your CODY CONNECT T-shirt is this year's winner!

    ATTIRE: CODY CONNECT 2018 T-shirt! ***1 CODY CONNECT T-shirt has been signed by our President, Fran Heffner. 

    Guests are permitted with Guest Badge.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

  • 9:00 AM – 10:50 AM
    CODY Report Explorer: Building Custom Reports in CODY Desktop (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)
    Tower Suite 1 (CODY Reporting Lab)

    REGISTRATION for all Reporting Lab Classes ENDS MARCH 15, 2018.

    PREREQUISITE: CODY Report Explorer: BASIC LEVEL (or equivalent skill level)

    This INTERMEDIATE LEVEL reporting class will guide participants through practical report creation. This will include creating a basic Report Explorer Query (using/linking tables, filtering and sorting query results, removing fields from tables), creating a simple output report form the Design Tab (creating header/footer, aligning fields), Importing, Exporting, and Saving Report to file and more. CODY PSS TRACK.  A $35 equipment fee accompanies registration for this class and must be paid in full prior to the conference to secure your machine.

  • 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
    CODY RMS: IRF Best Practices
    Cocoa Suite 2

    The CODY IRF.  One of the most used forms by all agencies.  What is the best way to enter data into the form?  How should particular features of the form be used for the best results?  Attend this class if you need to learn more about this comprehensive incident entry form, or if you would simply like a refresher.  CODY PSS TRACK

  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
    Advancements and Trends in Cloud Tech: What you need to know
    Cocoa Suite 1

    CODY Strategic Partner, Amazon Web Services, leads this cloud education session. Learn about the latest enhancements in secure cloud technology and the CJIS-compliant AWS GovCloud, specifically, to support your transition to the cloud. AWS will also share with you future cloud technology trends you should know about. CODY PSS TRACK, COBRA.net TRACK, RMS Chief Track

  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
    COBRA.net: Examining the Evolution of Key Implementations
    Cocoa Suite 3

    A study of COBRA.net implementations across the country - from regional systems to the Statewide Missouri Data Exchange. Discussion will focus on the initial execution of each project and how each COBRA.net system evolved to support the unique needs of project stakeholders, including providing one unified stream of cross-system, aggregated data to consumers, thereby extending the use and value of the data and increasing the system's ROI. COBRA Track

  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
    CODY RMS: Restricting Access to Sensitive Data
    Cocoa Suite 6

    Learn how you can restrict access to names, reports, narratives, and more, including locking entities to a single person or an entire permission group. CODY PSS TRACK, RMS Chief TRACK

  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
    CODY RMS: Chief & Command Staff Best Practices Forum
    Cocoa Boardroom

    A class led by current CODY RMS Chief & Command Staff Power Users. Learn best practice tips from CODY Power Users on how to get the most out of your CODY system and the data it stores. Topics will include reporting techniques, creative users of the system, and more. CODY PSS TRACK, RMS Chief TRACK

  • 9:00 AM – 10:50 PM
    Open Lab Time - CODY Innovation Lab
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Try out CODY's suite of software products on a variety of devices.

  • 9:30 AM – 9:50 AM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
    CODY RMS Admin 3: Adding and Creating New Users
    Cocoa Suite 1

    This session provides focused training for CODY System Admin including a review of the process for creating new users, setting or adjusting permissions, and performing user maintenance in your CODY system.  Learn how to make the best use of the User Maintenance options, Data Access settings, setting Print Options, and more. Current Administrators are welcome, but not required, to attend. CODY PSS TRACK

    *Attendance required to receive CODY System Administrator Certification. This class is also offered at 2:00 PM on Monday, 4/30.

  • 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
    CODY RMS: Link Analysis/CODY Data Visualizer
    Cocoa Suite 1

    Learn how CODY can support your investigations through employing useful system tools to help you access your data and see links between associated entities. Topics will include link analysis using the Data Visualizer and the Associations search.  CODY PSS TRACK, RMS Chief Track

  • 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
    CODY RMS: System Audit Manager
    Cocoa Suite 2

    Your CODY system includes a robust audit feature to track user actions. This class will show you how to search for and retrieve that valuable  logged data to put it to use for your agency. CODY PSS TRACK

  • 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
    SuperCOBRA Nationwide Public Safety Data-sharing in the Cloud
    Cocoa Boardroom

    Join the SuperCOBRA movement! Learn how your agency can become a part of the growing SuperCOBRA real-time public safety information-sharing network in the Amazon GovCloud. CODY PSS Track, RMS Chief TrackCOBRA.net TRACK

  • 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    CrimeWatch: Operationalize the Web
    Cocoa Suite 3

    Session led by CrimeWatch: Recognizing the trend for police departments to move away from the web and social media as purely a public relations tool; instead leveraging online audiences for crime prevention, crime reduction and increasing crime clearances. In this session we will explore digital footprints, data collection and sorting through the busywork of online activities. CODY PSS Track, RMS Chief Track, COBRA.net Track

  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Lunch & 2018 Exhibitor Showcase
    Red Room

    Visit our 2018 Exhibitors and enjoy lunch.

  • 1:00 PM – 3:50 PM
    CODY Report Explorer: Building Custom Reports in CODY Desktop (ADVANCED LEVEL)
    Tower Suite 1 (CODY Reporting Lab)

    REGISTRATION for all Reporting Lab Classes ENDS MARCH 15, 2018.

    PREREQUISITE: Open ONLY to skilled CODY Report Explorer users.

    This ADVANCED LEVEL reporting class sill focus on advanced reporting concepts, including using link tables, regions, sub-reports, how to concatenate fields using the SQL command, using complex search criteria, and more. CODY PSS TRACK.  A $45 equipment fee accompanies registration for this class and must be paid in full prior to the conference to secure your machine.

  • 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
    CODY RMS Admin 1: Supervisor Utilities
    Cocoa Suite 3

     This class trains new CODY administrators on Supervisor Utilities and the Unit File. Current Administrators are welcome, but not required, to attend. CODY PSS TRACK

    *Attendance required to receive CODY System Administrator Certification. This class is also offered at 12:00 PM on Monday, 4/30.

  • 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Tracking Employee Training
    Cocoa Suite 6

    Learn how to track the details of employee training using the Employee File Training Tab.  This tab was greatly enhanced in order to provide for accurate documentation of all types of training.  See how to customize this feature for your agency and look at the reporting available.  CODY PSS TRACK, RMS Chief TRACK

  • 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
    CODY RMS: Remember me?
    Cocoa Suite 1

    Get refresher on some of the most under-utilized, but extremely useful features in the CODY system. CODY PSS TRACK

  • 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
    COBRA.net: User Best Practices
    Cocoa Boardroom

    Your COBRA.net system contains a wealth of information that is available instantly at many different levels of sophistication. Depending on your role and what your needs are, there are different methods to employ to get the results you need and to understand what the system is telling you.  This class will help you to understand how search parameters and filters affect your search results, which will enable you to adjust “on the fly” to find what you’re looking for.   You will also learn best practices to distinguish between an issue to report to your administrator and an issue with how your search was configured that is preventing you from finding results you were expecting. COBRA TRACK

  • 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
    CODY RMS: Interface Possibilities to/from CAD Systems
    Cocoa Suite 2

    Come to this informational session to learn about existing CAD interfaces CODY offers, as well as discover the possibilities for sending or receiving CAD data with other systems.   CODY PSS TRACK

  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Open Lab Time - CODY Innovation Lab
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Try out CODY's suite of software products on a variety of devices.

  • 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM
    CODY RMS Admin 5: Duplicate Name Finder
    Cocoa Suite 1

    Learn how to clean up your data using CODY's Duplicate Name finder and other tools. Current Administrators are welcome, but not required, to attend. CODY PSS TRACK

    *Attendance required to receive System Administrator Certification. Class offered multiple times.

  • 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
    CODY RMS: Support Topics for Administrators
    Cocoa Suite 2

    Join CODY Tech Support for a light-hearted review of the 'most popular' support questions we've received this year...and go back to your agency with the answers! CODY PSS TRACK

  • 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
    CODY Dispatch & GEO File
    Cocoa Suite 3

    This class will provide an overview of the CODY Dispatch product, including its integration with the CODY GEO File. CODY PSS TRACK

  • 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
    CODY RMS: Solveability Factors
    Cocoa Suite 6

    Learn how to use a number of accepted factors to assist your agency in determining if a particular incident should be assigned for further investigation. The Screening Solvability tool is generally designed to assist in prioritizing caseloads, with a view toward identifying those cases that have the highest probability of solution. Learn how this can improve decision making, especially in units where there are high caseloads. CODY PSS TRACK

  • 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
    COBRA.net: C.tac Advanced Search Techniques
    Cocoa Boardroom

    This class will teach you how to use the advanced searching techniques provided in the C.tac search app to find connections in the data you didn’t even know existed. Topics include: cross-entity searching, creative use of wildcards, using search terms to get the info you need, advanced narrative keyword matching and more.  COBRA TRACK

  • 2:30 PM – 2:50 PM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 2:30 PM – 2:50 PM
    CODY RMS Admin 4: Using the CODY Updater
    Cocoa Suite 1

    Learn how to use the automated CODY Updater application to make version updates easy and 'on-demand'. Current Administrators are welcome, but not required, to attend. CODY PSS TRACK

    *Attendance required to receive CODY System Administrator Certification. Class also offered on Tuesday, May 1 at 1:30 PM.

  • 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM
    CODY RMS: eCitations interfaces
    Cocoa Suite 1

    Get an overview of the various options for linking a 3rd party eCitations software with the CODY RMS.  Stop duplicate entry of data into CODY for your citations.  Learn how CODY can import your eCitations data into CODY, so that all of the data associated with the citation is searchable in your system.  CODY PSS TRACK

  • 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
    CODY RMS Admin 7: New Administrators Certification Test
    Cocoa Suite 2

    The New Administration Certification test will be administered. Certificates will be mailed to all those who pass the exam.

    *Attendance required to receive CODY System Administrator Certification. You must pass this exam in order to become a certified CODY System Administrator for your agency.  

     

  • 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
    COBRA.net/C.tac Advanced Administration
    Cocoa Suite 3

    This advanced Admin class will provide a more in-depth review of the settings and implications of any changes to configurations and what they will accomplish, including permission settings, Narrative Restrictions, creating Multiple Restrictions per Organizational Unit and the ability to lock down parts or whole documents based on restrictions. There will also be a further look into the event logs and the ability to review and search those logs beyond the basic date/time searches, and much more. COBRA TRACK

  • 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
    CODY RMS: Tracking Agency Issued Equipment
    Cocoa Suite 6

    This class will show you how to use the Equipment Inventory Module and the Employee File to easily track equipment issued to employees.  Recent enhancements have made tracking of every type of equipment possible, for each employee in your agency.  See how to produce quick lists of equipment, equipment by Employee, and useful reports.    CODY PSS TRACK, RMS Chief TRACK

  • 3:30 PM – 3:50 PM
    CODY TechTime: One-on-One Software Assistance
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

    Registration for this session guarantees personal attention from a CODY expert for your CODY software questions.

  • 3:30 PM – 3:50 PM
    Navigating the CODY CRC (Customer Resource Center)
    Cocoa Suite 2

    Learn more about the CODY Customer Resource Center - your online resource to Version Release information, Quick Tips videos, User Manuals, a whole library of CODY training documentation, and other eLearning options.  CODY PSS TRACK, COBRA TRACK, RMS Chief Track