Conference Agenda

Welcome to CONNECT 2019!

 

Click here to download a PDF of the CONNECT 2019 Conference Agenda.

 


 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

  • 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 2019 T-Shirt! Guest Badges can be purchased when you register.

  • 9:00 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, 2019.

    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 the 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.

  • 9:00 AM – 11:50 AM
    CODY Report Explorer: Building Custom Reports in CODY Desktop (BASIC LEVEL)
    Tower Suite 2 (CODY Reporting Lab 2)

    REGISTRATION for all Reporting Lab Classes ENDS MARCH 15, 2019.

    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 the 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.

  • 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    CODY Report Explorer: Building Custom Reports in CODY Desktop (BASIC LEVEL)
    Tower Suite 2 (CODY Reporting Lab 2)

    REGISTRATION for all Reporting Lab Classes ENDS MARCH 15, 2019.

    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 the 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.

  • 12:30 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, 2019.

    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 the 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.

  • 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    CODY RMS: New Administrator Training - Session A
    Cocoa Suite 1

    New Admin Essentials and the CRC & System Parameters and Utilities:  This is the first of a 4-part series (parts A, B, C, D) designed specifically for NEW CODY agency Administrators. This first class in the series will provide 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).  This class will also cover training on System Utilities, System Parameters, and Agency Coding Sequences. 

    Please note: Due to space restrictions, only NEW Administrators are encouraged to register for this session.  Also note that in order to receive Administrator Certification, attendees must attend New RMS Administrator - Sessions A, B, C and D.

  • 1:00 PM – 3:30 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.

  • 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM
    CODY RMS: CODY Administrator Refresh - Extended
    Cocoa Suites 2 & 3

    Class designed for current CODY Administrators.  Have you been a CODY administrator for your agency for over a year? Want to brush up on some of your Administrator skills? This session is for you! Our instructor will offer a quick refresher for our seasoned System Admins. Topics include Creating New Users, adjusting Permissions, editing Codes, and more. CODY PSS Track

    This extended Refresh session will allow time for Q&A, so come with your questions and get them answered!

  • 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
    CODY RMS: IRF Best Practices
    Cocoa Suite 6

    The CODY IRF - arguably the most powerful tool in the CODY RMS.  Learn from expert users about the best way to enter data into the form and how particular features of the form should 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 – 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.

  • 1:30 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 – 3:20 PM
    COBRA.net: C.tac Re-imagined - New Version Deep-dive
    Cocoa Suite 6

    Take a look ‘under the hood’ of the latest version of the COBRA Search application, C.tac. Discussion will focus on the new search tools/features added to the latest version and the powerful technology that is working behind the scenes to make it all happen. Be sure to register for a C.tac searching class to take the reimagined C.tac for a test drive! COBRA.net 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.

  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    Navigating the CODY CRC (Customer Resource Center)
    Cocoa Suite 1

    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

  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Beyond Mobile with CODY Express
    Cocoa Suite 2

    CODY Express is so much more than a mobile RMS. In fact, many CODY users use CODY Express as their primary software application. Overview includes data entry, building searches, customization options, and a review of how the client continues to let you work when you are disconnected. CODY PSS TRACK

  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Interface Possibilities
    Cocoa Suite 3

    PA TraCS, Crimewatch, BEAST Property and Evidence, Intergraph CAD, New World CAD...and countless other systems can be linked up with your CODY RMS database to share data between systems. Come to this session to learn about all of the possibilities you have as a CODY RMS user to interface with a variety of different systems. CODY PSS 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.

  • 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 – 5:00 PM
    2018: The Year in Review - What's new from CODY R&D - Wishes and Beyond
    Cocoa Suites 2, 3, & 4

    Join CODY for a “year in review” of what CODY R&D has been up to since CONNECT 2018.  This session will feature a look at the 2018 granted wishes and beyond, including key new features, capabilities, modules and more across CODY's suite of public safety software solutions. CODY PSS Track, COBRA.net Track

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

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

    Attire: Spring Casual

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  • 7:00 AM – 8:50 AM
    Registration
    Group Registration Desk, Hotel Lobby

    Visit the CONNECT registration desk to get your conference materials and your CONNECT 2019 T-Shirt! Guest Badges can be purchased at the registration table.

  • 7:00 AM – 8:50 AM
    Breakfast
    Blue Room

    Join the CODY team for breakfast prior to kicking off CONNECT 2019. Continental breakfast will be served. 

  • 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 THIS CLASS ends March 15!

    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 from 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 – 10:50 AM
    Open Lab Time - CODY Innovation Lab
    Cocoa Terrace (CODY Innovation Lab)

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

  • 9:00 AM – 10:50 AM
    CODY RMS: New Administrator Training - Session B
    Cocoa Boardroom

    Supervisor Utilities & Creating New Users:  This is the second of a 4-part series (parts A, B, C, D) designed specifically for NEW CODY agency Administrators. This class trains new CODY administrators on Supervisor Utilities and the Unit File.  This session will also provide 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. 

    Please note: Due to space restrictions, only NEW Administrators are encouraged to register for this session.  Also note that in order to receive Administrator Certification, attendees must attend New RMS Administrator - Sessions A, B, C and D.

  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
    CODY RMS: Building Queries for Search and Report - basic to complex
    Tower Suite 2 (CODY Reporting Lab 2)

    REGISTRATION for all Reporting Lab Classes ENDS March 15, 2019!

    Work alongside your instructor and other CODY users in this interactive search and report building class, held in the CODY computer lab.  If you are like many other users, you have only scratched the surface of the type of information you can gather using these flexible searches for Incidents, Names, Businesses, Property, Bookings and Employees.  Learn how to build simple to complex queries, save them, and take them back to your department on a CODY thumb drive! 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 – 9:50 AM
    CODY RMS: Database Search Tools
    Cocoa Suite 3

    The CODY Database Search puts the entirety of the CODY database at your fingertips. Learning to manipulate that data can unlock a powerful investigative tool for your agency. This session will focus on building searches using the DB Search to uncover associations hidden in your RMS data. CODY PSS Track

  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
    CODY RMS: Officer Activity Tracking using Officer Logs
    Cocoa Suite 5

    Learn how to make the most out of the Officer Logs module to support Officer Activity Analysis for your department. Officer Marc Meshurle of the West Whiteland Police Department shares how his department (a 20+ year user of CODY RMS) uses Officer Logs to track officer time, activity, and to generate simple to detailed reports. He will share the reports built and used by his department for this purpose. CODY PSS Track

  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
    CODY RMS: Tracking and Assigning Agency Issued Equipment
    Cocoa Suite 4

    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

  • 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
    COBRA.net: Innovations Through Data
    Cocoa Suite 2

    Learn how COBRA.net is supporting the innovative use of data to support smart analytics, increase real-time situational awareness, predict crime, and shorten investigative cycles. COBRA.net Track

  • 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 – 10:50 AM
    CODY RMS: Report Wizard
    Tower Suite 2 (CODY Reporting Lab 2)

    REGISTRATION for all Reporting Lab Classes ENDS March 15, 2019!

    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.

  • 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
    COBRA.net: Best Practice Tips
    Cocoa Suite 2

    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 the results you were expecting. COBRA.net Track

  • 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
    CODY RMS: Link Analysis using the Data Visualizer
    Cocoa Suite 5

    Your CODY RMS goes beyond simple data management to provide a host of link analysis and data visualization tools to aid in your investigations.  Inferrential links that are created in your CODY system as incidents are manifested in a visual link chart to help your investigators to uncover relationships between entities in your system you never even knew existed. CODY PSS Track

  • 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
    CODY RMS: Report Reviews and Approval
    Cocoa Suite 3

    Learn how to use various tools in CODY to implement and/or enhance your report reviews process.  Our instructor will guide you through the report reviews process, highlighting available security features in CODY, including locking of narratives, locking the completed IRF, and securing the Reviews process. CODY PSS Track

  • 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
    CODY RMS: Managing Follow-up Investigations in CODY RMS
    Cocoa Suite 4

    With all its investigative search and analysis power, CODY RMS does more for you than simply manage records. Learn how to use on-board tools for managing your cases and follow-up investigations. CODY PSS Track

  • 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.

  • 10:30 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.

  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chief and Command Staff Best Practices Panel
    Blue Room

    CODY Power Users across the suite of CODY public safety software solutions share tips and tricks on how to get the most out your investment in CODY software. Whether you've used the software for 20+ years or are a new user, our CODY power users will share invaluable advice to further your use of the software. CODY PSS Track, COBRA.net Track

  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Lunch & Awards Presentation
    Blue Room

    Join us for lunch and the 2019 CODY Pathfinder & DHH Innovation Awards Presentation.

  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Keynote Presentation: Paul Butler
    Blue Room

    During his 27 years of law enforcement, Paul Butler has been a public servant, training officer, sergeant, crisis negotiator, chief of police, and chief deputy. These opportunities have given him a unique perspective on a vast array of situations and circumstances that many people find themselves in every day. These experiences have helped him to develop the answers to questions and cures to problems most people are facing at work and in life on a continual basis.

  • 2:00 PM – 3:50 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.

  • 2:00 PM – 4:50 PM
    CODY Report Explorer: Building Custom Reports in CODY Desktop (BASIC LEVEL)
    Tower Suite 2 (CODY Reporting Lab 2)

    REGISTRATION for all Reporting Lab Classes ENDS MARCH 15, 2019.

    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.

  • 2:00 PM – 4:50 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, 2019!

    PREREQUISITE: Open ONLY to skilled CODY Report Explorer users.

    This ADVANCED LEVEL reporting class will 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.

  • 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
    CODY RMS: CODY Administrator Refresh
    Cocoa Suite 4

    Class designed for current CODY Administrators.  Have you been a CODY administrator for your agency for over a year? Want to brush up on some of your Administrator skills? This session is for you! Our instructor will offer a quick refresher for our seasoned System Admins. Topics include Creating New Users, adjusting Permissions, editing Codes, and more. CODY PSS Track

  • 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
    COBRA.net: Managing Governance and Expectations
    Cocoa Suite 2

    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

  • 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
    CODY RMS: PA Search Warrant
    Cocoa Suite 3

    For PA clients only.  This session will cover all aspects of using the PA Search Warrant in CODY and answer questions that you may have.  CODY PSS Track

  • 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
    CODY RMS: Restricting Access to Sensitive Data
    Cocoa Boardroom

    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

  • 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
    CODY RMS: Using the CODY Updater
    Cocoa Suite 5

    Learn how to use the automated CODY Updater application to make version updates easy and 'on-demand'. CODY PSS 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.

  • 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM
    CODY RMS: New Administrator Training - Session C
    Cocoa Boardroom

    Duplicate Name Finder & Using the CODY Updater:  This is the third of a 4-part series (parts A, B, C, D) designed specifically for NEW CODY agency Administrators. Learn how to clean up your data using CODY's Duplicate Name finder and other tools.   Plus, learn how to use the automated CODY Updater application to make version updates easy and 'on-demand'.  

    Please note: Due to space restrictions, only NEW Administrators are encouraged to register for this session.  Also note that in order to receive Administrator Certification, attendees must attend New RMS Administrator - Sessions A, B, C and D.

  • 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
    C.tac on Patrol: Quick look-ups and Searches on-the-go
    Cocoa Suite 2

    C.tac is both a powerful investigative tool and a tool used on the street for quick look-ups to aid in preparedness and officer safety and situational awareness. Follow along with seasoned users of the application who will review quick searches and settings to get you rolling. COBRA.net Track

  • 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
    CODY RMS: Leveraging the Cloud
    Cocoa Suite 5

    Have you thought about the benefits of a cloud solution for your RMS, COBRA.net Cor? 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, COBRA.net Track

  • 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
    CODY RMS: System Audit Manager
    Cocoa Suite 4

    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

  • 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 – 3:50 PM
    CODY RMS: Managing Follow-up Investigations in CODY RMS
    Cocoa Suite 3

    With all its investigative search and analysis power, CODY RMS does more for you than simply manage records. Learn how to use on-board tools for managing your cases and follow-up investigations. 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.

  • 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM
    C.tac on the Case - Searching Techniques for Investigators
    Cocoa Suite 2

    The layers of information and linkages in the data stored in COBRA are endless. Learn how to perform a cascade of searches and drilldowns to help shorten your investigative cycles by helping you hone in on the data you are looking for, allowing you to uncover relationships between entities hidden in your COBRA data-sharing network. COBRA.net Track

  • 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM
    CODY CAD: Dispatch and the Geo File
    Cocoa Terrace

    Want to learn more about CODY Dispatch? Are you a CODY Dispatch user with questions?  Come to this session to get answers to your questions and learn about the interaction of the CODY Geo File with Dispatch. CODY PSS Track

  • 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM
    CODY RMS: Fleet Maintenance Module
    Cocoa Suite 5

    CODY's Fleet Maintenance Module allows your agency to track data for all vehicles in your fleet, including mileage and data about the vehicle and purchase. Fleet Maintenance Reports can then be generated from this data. CODY PSS 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 – 4:50 PM
    CODY RMS: Tracking and Assigning Agency Issued Equipment
    Cocoa Suite 3

    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

  • 4:30 PM – 4:50 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.

  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Cocktail Hour in Exhibit Hall
    Blue Room - Exhibit Hall

    Meet and mingle with our CONNECT 2019 Exhibitors during the Exhibitor's Cocktail Hour! Exhibitors will have extra drink tickets, so be sure to introduce yourself! Guest Badges can be purchased during registration.

  • 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    CODY After Hours Party & CASINO Night!
    Blue 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! 

    ATTIRE: CODY CONNECT 2019 T-shirt! 

    Guests are permitted with Guest Badge.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • 9:00 AM – 10:20 AM
    CODY RMS and COBRA Development & New Innovation Forum
    Blue Room

    Join the CODY Research & Development team, along with CODY Executives for an interactive forum to discuss what’s coming next in the evolution and development of the entire CODY Public Safety Software Solutions suite. CODY PSS Track, COBRA.net Track.

  • 10:30 AM – 12:20 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.

  • 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    CODY Report Explorer: Building Custom Reports in CODY Desktop (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)
    Tower Suite 1 (CODY Reporting Lab)

    REGISTRATION for THIS CLASS ends March 15!

    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.

  • 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    CODY RMS: Report Wizard
    Tower Suite 2 (CODY Reporting Lab 2)

    REGISTRATION for all Reporting Lab Classes ENDS March 15, 2019!

    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 – 11:20 AM
    C.tac Advanced Searching and Query Building
    Cocoa Suite 3

    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.net Track

  • 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    CODY RMS: Booking & PA Criminal Complaint: Adding/Deleting Charges and more
    Cocoa Boardroom

    PA agencies only.  This session will address a common question from our PA users:  How do I add or remove charges from a Booking and a Criminal Complaint?  Our instructor will walk you through the process and answer your questions about Booking and the Criminal Complaint. CODY PSS Track

  • 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    CODY RMS: Property and Evidence Module
    Cocoa Suite 2

    In this class we will take an in-depth look at the Property and Evidence Module.  Entering property correctly is key to records that will hold up in court.  Take a look at evidence entry from start to finish.  Look at various ways CODY can be used to maintain your chain of custody.  We will also talk about CODY's Property Bar coding module and some reporting for the agency property and evidence officer. CODY PSS Track

  • 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    CODY RMS: The Alarm Billing Module
    Cocoa Suite 4

    An enhancement to our CODY RMS, the Alarm Billing Module allows agencies to track alarm responses, create schedules for false alarm notifications and invoices based on local ordinance, and pull alarm billing reports and create alarm bill notifications right through CODY RMS. CODY PSS 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
    CARFAX: Free Services for Law Enforcement
    Cocoa Suite 5

    CARFAX for Police has developed a suite of investigative tools for law enforcement use only, that utilizes the 20+ Billion pieces of data that CARFAX has on every m/v in North America with a 17 digit VIN. 

    Come learn how these tools work, how to access the database through CarFax’s cell phone application or web based portal, and how CARFAX can also assist a department in distributing accident reports with no charge to the police department and no convenience fee to your citizen. 

  • 11:00 AM – 11:20 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.

  • 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Report Wizard
    Tower Suite 2 (CODY Reporting Lab 2)

    REGISTRATION for all Reporting Lab Classes ENDS March 15, 2019!

    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.

  • 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    COBRA.net: Agency and Consortium Administrator How-tos
    Cocoa Suite 3

    Whether you are the 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 Admin features in the latest version of C.tac. This class is intended for any COBRA.net Site/Department Administrator(s). COBRA.net Track

  • 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Budgets and Cash Receipts
    Cocoa Suite 5

    Did you know that your CODY RMS can help you manage your budget and give you an easy way to create, print, and report on cash receipts? CODY's light-duty Budgets and Cash Receipts Module can do it all right in your CODY system. CODY PSS Track

  • 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    CODY RMS: E-filing PA Criminal Complaint
    Cocoa Suite 2

    Looking to e-file your criminal complaints through CODY RMS? This class will tell you what to expect when getting ready to transition to CODY e-filing in PA. CODY PSS Track

    PA Customers only.

  • 11:30 AM – 11:50 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.

  • 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    CODY RMS: IRF Best Practices
    Cocoa Suite 4

    The CODY IRF - arguably the most powerful tool in the CODY RMS.  Learn from expert users about the best way to enter data into the form and how particular features of the form should 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

  • 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    CODY RMS: System Audit Manager
    Cocoa Boardroom

    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

  • 12:00 PM – 12:20 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.

  • 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    Lunch & 2019 Exhibitor Showcase
    Blue Room

    Visit our 2019 Exhibitors and enjoy lunch.

  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    CODY RMS: New Administrator Training - Session D (Certification Test)
    Cocoa Suite 5

    This is the final session in a 4-part series (parts A, B, C, D) designed specifically for NEW CODY agency Administrators. The New Administration Certification test will be administered. Certificates will be mailed to all those who pass the test!

    Please note: Due to space restrictions, only NEW Administrators are encouraged to register for this session.  Also note that in order to receive Administrator Certification, attendees must attend New RMS Administrator - Sessions A, B, C and D.

  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Report Wizard
    Tower Suite 2 (CODY Reporting Lab 2)

    REGISTRATION for all Reporting Lab Classes ENDS March 15, 2019!

    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.

  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    COBRA.net: SuperCOBRA Report and Update
    Cocoa Suite 2

    Get the latest news from the SuperCOBRA project – who’s on board, what consortiums are next, and plans for growth and expansion in the coming year. COBRA.net 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 – 3:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Restricting Access to Sensitive Data
    Cocoa Suite 3

    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

  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Building Queries for Search and Report - basic to complex
    Tower Suite 1 (CODY Reporting Lab)

    REGISTRATION for all Reporting Lab Classes ENDS March 15, 2019!

    Work alongside your instructor and other CODY users in this interactive search and report building class, held in the CODY computer lab.  If you are like many other users, you have only scratched the surface of the type of information you can gather using these flexible searches for Incidents, Names, Businesses, Property, Bookings and Employees.  Learn how to build simple to complex queries, save them, and take them back to your department on a CODY thumb drive! CODY PSS Track

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

     

  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    CODY RMS: CODY Administrator Refresh
    Cocoa Suite 4

    Class designed for current CODY Administrators.  Have you been a CODY administrator for your agency for over a year? Want to brush up on some of your Administrator skills? This session is for you! Our instructor will offer a quick refresher for our seasoned System Admins. Topics include Creating New Users, adjusting Permissions, editing Codes, and more. CODY PSS Track

  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Report Reviews and Approval
    Cocoa Boardroom

    Learn how to use various tools in CODY to implement and/or enhance your report reviews process.  Our instructor will guide you through the report reviews process, highlighting available security features in CODY, including locking of narratives, locking the completed IRF, and securing the Reviews process. CODY PSS 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 CASE: Investigations Using the CODY Case Management Module
    Cocoa Suite 4

    This class will provide an overview of Case Management (CODY Investigations) 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
    CODY RMS: The Employee File
    Cocoa Suite 3

    The CODY Employee File and its associated Reports can help you manage your agency's employees by tracking everything from overtime hours, special skills, to assigned equiment, and training certifications. Attend this session to learn how this useful file can help you track a whole host of information about your agency's employees.  CODY PSS Track

  • 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    CODY RMS: E-filing PA Criminal Complaint
    Cocoa Suite 2

    Looking to e-file your criminal complaints through CODY RMS? This class will tell you what to expect when getting ready to transition to CODY e-filing in PA. CODY PSS Track

    PA Customers only.

  • 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    CODY RMS: PA Search Warrant
    Cocoa Suite 5

    For PA clients only.  This session will cover all aspects of using the PA Search Warrant in CODY and answer questions that you may have.  CODY PSS Track

  • 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    CODY RMS: Database Search Tools
    Cocoa Boardroom

    The CODY Database Search puts the entirety of the CODY database at your fingertips. Learning to manipulate that data can unlock a powerful investigataive tool for your agency. This session will focus on building searches using the DB Search to uncover associations hidden in your RMS data. CODY PSS Track