AXON WEEK 2024- SESSIONS

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Your Axon Week 2024 ticket grants you access to all TASERCON and Accelerate sessions. Stay tuned for more sessions coming soon.

Future of Public Safety

Accelerate
Future of Public Safety

I Was Here First! Unlocking the Power of Drone as First Responder (DFR)

Drone as First Responder (DFR) is here now—creating safer outcomes and conserving agency resources. In this fireside chat, hear practical guidance from industry experts on establishing a DFR program, discover the cutting-edge technology driving the future, and learn tips and tricks for starting and scaling a DFR program.

4/12 — 2:30PM
Accelerate
Future of Public Safety

Help is on the Way! Robotic Technology and Improving Critical Incident Response

As the landscape of public safety continuously evolves, technology must also evolve to allow effective response to critical incidents. In this panel discussion, explore cutting-edge developments in robotic technology and other innovative solutions that are enhancing critical incident response capabilities. Glimpse into the future of law enforcement technology and learn how robotic hardware can help manage barricaded suspects, navigate high-speed pursuits and more.

4/12 — 2:30PM
Accelerate
Future of Public Safety

Unsung Hero: Shining a Light on The Latest Piece of the Axon Ecosystem

How is Axon utilizing strategic investments to expand the Axon Ecosystem and achieve our moonshot? In this session, learn about one of the latest additions to the Axon Ecosystem, Sky-Hero. Understand the Sky-Hero product set and hear tactical uses for these high-end unmanned aerial and terrestrial robots.

4/12 — 2:30PM
TASERCON
Future of Public Safety

Recruitment Revolution: How Maui PD Increased Hires by 60% in 6 months

In 2023, Maui Police Department turned what would have been their worst recruiting year in history into their best since 2015. In just 6 months, the PD hired 60% more officers than they had in the last 8 years. How did they pull this off? In this session, join Chief John Pelletier and recruitment specialist Greg Zaroslinski and take a deep dive into effective recruiting tactics for law enforcement. Plus, learn methods for reducing turnover rates and keeping your employees in it for the long haul.

TASERCON
Future of Public Safety

Train for Tomorrow: Training the Next Generation of Law Enforcement Instructors

In the past, the FBI's Instructor cadre faced severe staffing shortages, low morale and low job satisfaction. How was the FBI able to move forward and reverse these trends? In this session, led by the former head of Tactical Training at the FBI Academy at Quantico, hear about the challenges and failures encountered while trying to rebuild one of the FBI's largest and most storied units. Come away with learnings your agency can use to uplevel your own training program.

TASERCON
Future of Public Safety

To the Moon! How VR is Shaping the Future of Learning

For years, public safety organizations have struggled to reconcile a desire for more training with a pressing need to keep team members in the field. In this session, learn how VR training can maximize your agency's training program through micro-training. Review developments within Axon VR and learn effective strategies for utilizing VR at your agency.

TASERCON
Future of Public Safety

Train for Tomorrow: Training the Next Generation of Law Enforcement Instructors

In the past, the FBI's Instructor cadre faced severe staffing shortages, low morale and low job satisfaction. How was the FBI able to move forward and reverse these trends? In this session, led by the former head of Tactical Training at the FBI Academy at Quantico, hear about the challenges and failures encountered while trying to rebuild one of the FBI's largest and most storied units. Come away with learnings your agency can use to uplevel your own training program.

TASERCON
Future of Public Safety

Apply Yourself: Panel Discussion on Law Enforcement Recruitment and Retention

Is your agency facing challenges related to recruitment and retention? In this panel discussion, learn best practices for law enforcement recruitment and retention.

TASERCON
Future of Public Safety

Make It Stick: Effective Methods of Instruction for Law Enforcement Trainers

How can instructors provide training that truly sticks with their students? In this session, featuring learnings from a Regional Police Academy in upstate New York, learn training methods that optimize for long-term learning, retention and recall of skills, and allow students to transfer the skills they learn into operational environments.

TASERCON
Future of Public Safety

Only Human: Human Factors in Law Enforcement Training

The study of human factors, or the ways in which human beings interact with their tools, tasks, environments and organizations, has long been an important vehicle for improving outcomes in high-risk occupations. In this session, explore how human factor principles and research can be used to improve law enforcement training and outcomes.

TASERCON
Future of Public Safety

30x30: A Panel Discussion on How Increasing Women Officers Can Help America's Policing Crisis

What is the importance the 30x30 initiative to ensure women represent 30 percent of police officers by 2030? In this panel discussion, facilitated by Maureen McGough, hear from several prominent public safety leaders on how adding more women to your force can benefit your agency.

Technology for Good

4/12 — 10:30AM
4/12 — 10:30AM
Accelerate
Technology for Good

Force of Habit: Revolutionizing Use-of-Force Training With Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is transforming public safety training globally, and this technology is evolving every day. In this session, get a sneak peek into the Axon VR Training roadmap, and learn how Axon VR is enhancing proficiency and contributing to better outcomes in public safety.

4/12 — 10:30AM
Accelerate
Technology for Good

Live from Miami! It's the Axon Ecosystem

What technology solutions does the Axon Ecosystem offer beyond TASER energy weapons and body-worn cameras? In this lively and interactive session, work alongside your peers to solve a case leveraging connected Axon solutions like Community Request, Fusus, Auto-Transcribe and Axon Investigate. Experience firsthand how the entire Ecosystem works together to provide outsized value.

Accelerate
Technology for Good

It Just Makes Sense: 4Sight Labs and Preventing In-Custody Deaths with Biometric Sensor Technology

How can biometric sensors prevent in-custody deaths? In this session, hear from 4Sight Labs on how next generation sensor technology can Protect Life from point of arrest to incarceration, and get a sneak preview into future biometric integrations within the Axon Ecosystem.

4/12 — 2:30PM
Accelerate
Technology for Good

Pencils Down: Streamlining Report Writing to Reduce Paperwork in Your Agency

As mountains of paperwork grow, the need for efficient management and reporting solutions has become more critical than ever. In this session, learn strategies for reducing paperwork and easing administrative processes at your agency. Explore key trends and challenges in RMS, and hear from Deputy Chief Zelms of Virginia Beach PD how Axon Records and Axon Standards can help alleviate these challenges.

Accelerate
Technology for Good

MyExperience with My90: Lessons Learned from Virginia Beach and Pittsburgh PD

My90 is a survey-based engagement tool that helps bridge the gap between police leadership, officers and communities. In this session, hear from leaders in Virginia Beach and Pittsburgh PD as they discuss the results from their My90 trials. Learn how My90 can enhance trust and transparency in your community through post-engagement surveys, as well as create a healthy agency culture through internal surveys.

4/12 — 1:00PM
Accelerate
Technology for Good
4/12 — 2:30PM

Ain't That the Truth: How the NYPD Uses Body Cameras to Ensure Proper Conduct and Exonerate Officers from False Claims

Body-worn camera technology has the power to shine a light on the truth of incidents in the field. In this session, hear from the NYPD Body-worn Camera Unit as they discuss their process for utilizing BWC footage to review incidents and ensure proper officer conduct, and assist in the process of exonerating officers who fall victim to false allegations.

TASERCON
Technology for Good

Mind the Gap: Protecting and Serving UK Communities Without the Use of Firearms

How do agencies without firearms respond to violent crime? In this session, obtain a keen understanding of the "soft skills" agencies in the UK use to bring about peaceful resolutions to dangerous encounters. Leave with a different perspective of policing, from communities who combat violent crime without lethal weaponry.

TASERCON
Technology for Good

Back to the Future: The Evolution of the TASER Energy Weapon From Inception to Today

What has the evolution of TASER technology looked like? In this session, explore how far less-lethal technology has come since the first TASER energy weapons, and discuss the impact less-lethal weapons have on law enforcement today, and will continue to have in the future.

TASERCON
Technology for Good

Drone On: How the Use of Ethical Robotics Can Save Lives

How can less-lethal drones be utilized to reduce loss of life and optimize outcomes in the field? In this panel discussion, learn how drone technology can be utilized to help your agency in critical incidents ranging from school shootings to barricaded suspects. Explore policy implications and tactical considerations for drone programs at your agency.

TASERCON
Technology for Good

Tour de Force: Exploring the Use-of-Force Continuum and TASER Use-of-Force Trends

Where does the TASER energy weapon fall on the current use-of-force continuum, and what are the current TASER use-of-force trends? In this session, learn how robust training curriculum and thoughtful policy can prepare your officers for critical situations in the field, and explore how to avoid common pitfalls that can lead to litigation.

TASERCON
Technology for Good

The Truth About TASER: The Effects of TASER Energy Weapons on the Human Body

Just how safe and effective are TASER energy weapons? In this session, hear from two doctors who have tested and studied the possible cardiac, physiologic and metabolic effects of TASER energy weapons as they discuss their research, and learn both when and how causation should be challenged in a TASER energy weapon case.

TASERCON
Technology for Good

Matters of Policy: Panel Discussion on the Legal, Policy and Training Implications of TASER 10

Do TASER energy weapon policies require adaptations for agencies implementing the TASER 10? In this panel discussion, hear from the Axon Legal and Training Teams as they discuss policy and training considerations around Axon's latest TASER energy weapon. Hear first-hand from agencies that have successfully trained on and deployed TASER 10 in the field.

TASERCON
Technology for Good

Cops Aren't Cameras: How Calls for Accountability May Be Ignoring Well-Settled Science

Why are use-of-force incidents so often controversial, especially in high-profile cases? In this session, led by the Director of Consulting at Force Science, learn the roles that video recordings, TASER technology and human factors play in evaluating high-profile use-of-force cases. Discuss examples from the Rayshard Brooks investigation, one of Atlanta’s most politically charged police use-of-force encounters.

Safer Cities

Accelerate
Safer Cities

Well Aware: Bringing Top-Notch Situational Awareness to Your Agency

Connected devices are bringing the future of situational awareness to your agency. When activated with an Axon Respond plan, Axon devices enable officers, supervisors, and dispatchers to get the right information at the right time through alerts, automatic activation, live-streaming and communication tools. In this session, take a deep dive into actionable ideas and realistic policy steps to implement these capabilities at your agency for more connected responses. Explore tomorrow's use cases for Respond connectivity, including revolutionizing mental health response.

4/12 — 1:00PM
4/12 — 10:30AM
Accelerate
Safer Cities

The CSI Effect: Separating Fact and Fiction in Law Enforcement Technology

For years, the public have watched shows and movies about police work that feature fantastical technology. This frequently gives the public false expectations about what is possible in police work, a phenomenon referred to as the "CSI effect." But have recent innovations made some of this technology a reality? In this session, Forensic Video Analyst Grant Fredericks will explore modern techniques for analyzing digital evidence. Discover what's possible, what's Hollywood, and how to effectively leverage digital evidence during investigations.

4/12 — 10:30AM
Accelerate
Safer Cities

That's New! A Deep Dive into the Latest Axon Evidence Capabilities

What improvements have been made to digital evidence management over the years? In this session, learn about some of the newest features in Axon Evidence. Discover how improved uploading, new search capabilities and other features can help you and your agency find key pieces of evidence faster, build cases more accurately and accelerate the justice process.

Accelerate
Safer Cities

How 'Bout a Lift? Starting and Scaling a Successful Drone Program

Is your agency looking to start or scale a drone program? In this session, explore the key steps for launching, expanding and maximizing the effectiveness of your drone program. Hear actionable advice and gain access to resources to help you navigate critical considerations such as community engagement, connectivity, policy development, airspace management and efficient hardware maintenance.

4/12 — 1:00PM
4/12 — 1:00PM
TASERCON
Safer Cities

Staying Alive: Vehicle Ambush Awareness and Keys to Survival

You and your fellow law enforcement officers are increasingly the targets of violence. You are particularly vulnerable in patrol vehicles and on the streets. In this session, learn how to stay safer using simple but effective tactics relating to awareness, surveillance detection, counter surveillance and ambush survival.

TASERCON
Safer Cities

Surviving the First Three Seconds: Live-saving Information to Use in the Field

The Surviving the First Three Seconds program uses the environment to put you in a stressful situation and then teach you how to recognize stress and body kinesthetics if or when the encounter turns deadly. In this class, learn real-world, lifesaving information on suspect body language and clothing indicators of concealed weapons, suspect and vehicle indicators of pre-assault, pre-attack verbal and nonverbal indicators, street level interview skills and street level lie detection and overcoming skills. Leave this session more equipped to successfully survive and de-escalate dangerous situations in the field.

TASERCON
Safer Cities

Panel Discussion: Preventing Secondary Casualties through Critical Incident Debriefs

What is the importance of conducting a critical incident debrief within law enforcement agencies? Critical incidents, such as use-of-force situations or traumatic events, can have profound and lasting effects on the well-being of officers involved. In this panel discussion with Adam Kinakin, host and producer of ‘The Tactical Breakdown Podcast,' explore the importance of implementing structured debriefing processes to promote mental health, enhance professional development and ultimately improve the overall effectiveness of law enforcement operations. Panelists will share insights, best practices and case studies to underscore the significance of incorporating critical incident debriefs into standard law enforcement protocols.

TASERCON
Safer Cities

The Covenant School Tragedy: The Nashville Mass Shooting Event from the Officer's Perspective

On March 27, 2023, a mass shooting occurred at the Covenant School, a Presbyterian parochial elementary school in the Green Hills neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee. The heinous tragedy was carried out by a lone gunman, a former student at the school.  In this presentation, conducted by one of the officers first onscene, hear about the events leading up to the incident, the tense moments onscene trying to locate the killer, and best practices and lessons learned from the officer's perspective.

Data-driven Policing

4/12 — 2:30PM
Accelerate
Data-driven Policing

Making Bigger Better: Optimizing the Axon Ecosystem for Large Agencies

While the struggles and limitations faced by smaller agencies are often the subject of conversation, large public safety agencies face their own set of challenges. In this session, learn tips and tricks from Toronto Police Service for optimizing the Axon Ecosystem for your large agency, including securing and maintaining executive support,justifying resource allocation, redefining workflows, and unleashing the potential of APIs for tailored solutions to fuel your organizational goals.

4/12 — 2:30PM
Accelerate
Data-driven Policing

Happy (Paper) Trails: Leveraging Agency Paperwork to Improve Strategic Decision-Making and Program Effectiveness

A case study completed by the TASER Data Science team exemplifies how data derived from routine documentation can reveal critical insights into TASER program performance, leading to more informed decision-making. In this session, hear from Dr. Noah Burbank, Director of TASER Data Science, as he discusses how your agency can use forms and documents to source valuable data and improve outcomes in your TASER and other technology programs. Learn how to design forms and documentation processes that not only meet legal standards, but actively contribute to the success of your agency programs.

Accelerate
Data-driven Policing

Measuring the Moonshot: Exploring Evidence-Based Opportunities in the Axon Public Safety Gun Fatality Database

The creation of the Axon Public Safety Gun Fatality Database was a foundational step in achieving our moonshot goal to cut gun-related deaths between police and the public in half by 2033. In this session, delve into a multitude of variables surrounding lethal encounters in the field, and explore potential solutions for decreasing the number of firearm-related deaths in your agency and nationwide.

4/12 — 1:00PM
TASERCON
Data-driven Policing

In the Loop: Creating a Valuable Feedback Loop for your TASER Program

What are the features of a good feedback loop? In this session, led by Dr. Noah Burbank, Director of TASER Data Science, discuss how to set up a successful feedback loop for your agency's TASER program. Identify goals for your program and learn what decisions you can make to achieve them.

4/12 — 1:00PM

Wellness & Performance

Accelerate
Wellness & Performance
4/12 — 1:00PM

Public Safety's Got Talent: Driving and Retaining Diverse Talent in Your Organization

What are the driving factors that enable organizations to attract and retain talent from diverse populations? In this panel session, moderated by Yemi Akisanya, VP of JEDI and People Experience at Axon, hear from leaders in the law enforcement and talent aquistion space on best practices for recruiting and retaining diverse talent at your agency. And learn common pitfalls to avoid when recruiting.

4/12 — 1:00PM
TASERCON
Wellness & Performance

It's Tough out There: The Importance of Resilience in Law Enforcement

What is the importance of resilience in the law enforcement profession? In this panel discussion on resilience in law enforcement, join four experts as they walk through best practices and lessons learned from decades of resilience research and case studies. Paul Butler is a former Chief of Police and renowned law enforcement speaker, Don Bostic is a former FBI Supervisor and Instructor at the FBI National Academy, and Rob Chadwick is the former Unit Chief of the Tactical Training Unit at the FBI Academy.

TASERCON
Wellness & Performance

Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) Presents: How to Respond to Police Suicide

What should you expect and consider when your agency suffers a loss? In this session, led by Dianne Bernhard, Executive Director of Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), learn how to effectively respond to a Line of Duty Death. Hear techniques for death notification, funeral preparations and supporting family members and co-workers, and learn about National Police Week and memorial events.

TASERCON
Wellness & Performance

Vital Signs: How to Increase Officer Vitality and Decrease Burnout

Law Enforcement officers face unique stressors and trauma which can result in decreased quality of life and shorter life spans. In this session, learn how to recognize the signs of burnout, and explore methods to prevent burnout and improve officer health and resiliency in order to continue effectively serving your community.

TASERCON
Wellness & Performance

Paul Butler Presents: Following Your Plan and Finding Your Purpose

How can you ensure you live a meaningful life? In this motivational presentation, hosted by Paul Butler, explore the importance having a purpose and following a plan. And hear how following your plan is often as simple as finding your purpose.

TASERCON
Wellness & Performance

Mental Health Matters: A Panel Discussion on the Importance of Mental Health in Public Safety

What are the unique challenges faced by law enforcement professionals, and what impact do these challenges have on mental well-being? In this panel discussion, explore the critical importance of prioritizing mental health within your agency, and learn the correlation between mental health and job performance. Attendees will leave this session with strategies for fostering a supportive mental health environment within their organization, and tips for post-incident care.

TASERCON
Wellness & Performance

Training the Mind: Mindfulness for Performance and Wellbeing in Law Enforcement

A career in law enforcement often hands you situations that can profoundly affect the decisions you make about both your professional and personal lives. In this interactive presentation, explore a neuroscience-based introduction to self-awareness, self-regulation, compassion and empathy. Learn how this principles can help you process stress and trauma under pressure to optimize your ability to lead a rich life.

TASERCON
Wellness & Performance

Attention on Retention: Staying Ahead of Turnover

What is Officer Performance Coaching and the Peak Performance Mindset? In this presentation, learn how police leaders and executives have implemented performance coaching programs modeled off of those used by professional sports teams, Fortune 500 Boardrooms, the FBI National Academy and elite military units. Learn how performance coaching is a powerful tool to reduce turnover and ultimately build higher-performing officers in your agency.

TASERCON
Wellness & Performance

Eye Spy: Understanding Officer Perception, Attention, Memory and Decision-Making in a Complex, Highly Threatening, Incident

This presentation highlights a study that compared eye scans of officers to their body cameras in a realistic OIS. 75% of the time, the information used by officers to make a judgement to shoot, was not captured on body-cameras. It illustrates video and performance discrepancies when officers encountered complex, dynamic, situations that challenged their skills.

TASERCON
Wellness & Performance

Operational vs Organizational Stress: A Leader's Perspective

First responders experience an inordinate number of traumatic and stressful events over the course of their careers. In this presentation, learn about the difference between operational organizational stress, and the consequences of this stress when left unchecked and unmanaged. Hear about the prevalence of substance-use disorder and mental health issues in the first responder community, and learn what your agency leadership can be doing to combat the stigma around mental health.

Other

Accelerate
Other

CLASSIFIED: A Look at Axon's Latest and Greatest

Are you ready? Axon will announce some exciting new solutions at Axon Week 2024. Join us as we explore some of our newest, groundbreaking innovations. You won't want to miss this!

4/12 — 2:30PM
Accelerate
Other

Talk TASER To Me: How to effectively communicate the value of TASER technology to media and community

Community and media buy-in is crucial to ensure TASER technology can be effectively utilized to Protect Life in your communities. In this session, we’ll discuss the latest and most effective TASER messaging and deployment strategies, and attendees will receive media assets and communications guides to bring back to your agency.

4/12 — 2:30PM
Accelerate
Other

Keep it Reel: York Regional Police and Taking a 'Show, Don’t Tell' Approach to Community Engagement

How can content posted on social media, including vehicle pursuits, reckless acts of impaired driving, and videos demonstrating the consequences of stunt driving and taunting the authorities, help engage your community on important issues? In this session, hear from Billy Courtice and Bradley Featherstone of the York Regional Police Strategic Communications Unit as they outline how footage taken from police cruisers has become the centerpiece of an award-winning, multi-faceted communications product. Learn how a creative and humorous social media presence can drive important discussions in your community on public safety and crime prevention.

4/12 — 2:30PM
Accelerate
Other

Sharing is Caring: Optimizing Your Workflow to Seamlessly Share Evidence

How can you optimize your workflow to share evidence with attorneys without headaches? In this panel discussion, hear best practices for evidence sharing, discover new sharing features within the Axon Ecosystem, and learn how Axon Evidence and Axon Justice work together to save you time.

4/12 — 10:30AM
Accelerate
Other

Micro-Training, Macro Results: Extending Your TASER Training Program Capabilities with Axon VR Training

What is micro-training, and how does it enable officers to achieve high levels of proficiency with TASER energy weapons at no additional cost to your agency? In this session, explore how Axon VR Training improves officers' decision-making and allows trainers to extend their focus to refining critical skills such as weapon selection, trigger discipline, stance, footwork and more.

4/12 — 10:30AM
Accelerate
Other

I Didn't Know My Body Camera Could Do That! A Deep Dive into Body-Worn Camera Capabilities

Body-worn camera (BWC) technology has continuously evolved since it first became available a decade ago. In this session, hear about some of the interesting BWC capabilities that you may not be aware of that can help streamline your operations and responses, including Video Recall, Role-Based Camera Settings, remote Camera Activation, Dock-Based Activation, POV attachments, End Recording Confirmation, and the officer-initiated Watch Me button. Come learn something new about what your camera can do.

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