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Our Center of Excellence can help law enforcement agencies modernize their investigative workflow and enable their digital transformation. Our team is composed of experts who have led law enforcement agencies through transformational change, adopting new technologies and processes to more effectively use digital evidence. They understand the disparity between law enforcement’s resources and the increasing sophistication of crime. They can help you develop a plan to address this challenge and with our help, you can streamline your investigative workflow, reduce costs, and improve the quality of your investigations. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you modernize your law enforcement agency.

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Technology companies are stepping up in a big way to ensure police technology is - Christian Quinn

The Delicate Balance between Public Safety and Freedom

Technology companies are stepping up in a big way to ensure police technology is developed and deployed equitably and ethically to maintain public safety while respecting freedoms, as Christian Quinn explains.

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  • Christian Quinn

    During a 24-year law enforcement career with the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department, Christian led the establishment of a new Cyber & Forensics Bureau to take advantage of emergent trends related to digital investigations and operational technology. Christian.Quinn@cellebrite.com

    Christian Quinn recently completed a 24-year law enforcement career, serving as a Major with the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department.  Christian led the establishment of a new Cyber & Forensics Bureau to account for emergent trends related to digital investigations and operational technology. He was also responsible for numerous other key technical initiatives including body-worn cameras, unmanned aerial systems, and implementing a mobile crime lab program. Christian was assigned to the Organized Crime & Intelligence Bureau for much of his early career, where he had the opportunity to collaborate with state, local, and federal partners to ensure the safety of the National Capital Region.

    Christian has been a featured speaker throughout the U.S. and internationally, advising public safety and the industry partners who serve them on key policy and product issues. He remains engaged with several law enforcement associations and serves on the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s, Communications & Technology Committee, and as Chair of the Cyber sub-committee.  He has authored articles and policies on a host of topics including cyber security, digital crime, domestic extremism, and business aspects of public sector technology programs. 

    Christian earned a BA from Stonehill College and holds a Master of Forensic Sciences Degree from The George Washington University. He has completed several executive development programs and is a 2018 graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

    Christian is the founder of Fulcrum Innovation, a consulting practice focused on the intersection of public sector technology and associated policy and business issues. He remains passionate about the ethical adoption of technology for the betterment of all people. Christian has been instrumental in preserving public safety’s access to technology solutions that are critically needed to keep communities safe and provide justice for victims of crime.  

  • Tim Scanlan

    Tim retired as a Deputy Chief commanding the Technical Services Bureau at Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, where he supervised a multidisciplinary accredited crime laboratory, digital forensics unit, crime scene division, as well as other support elements, including the 911 Division. Tim.Scanlan@cellebrite.com

    Dr. Timothy Scanlan is the president of Forensic Analysis, Consulting, and Training, LLC.  He has over twenty-two years of law enforcement experience and retired as a Deputy Chief, commanding the Technical Services Bureau for a major law enforcement agency.  In that role, he supervised a multidisciplinary accredited crime laboratory, digital forensics unit, crime scene division, as well as other support elements, including the 911 Division.  He is a court qualified expert in firearm and tool mark examination, bloodstain pattern analysis, crime scene reconstruction, and crime scene processing and analysis.  He has testified in numerous criminal trials at both the state and federal levels.  Additionally, Dr. Scanlan is the Director of the Forensic Science Minor Program at Loyola University of New Orleans and served as an adjunct professor within Florida International University’s Professional Science Master’s in Forensic Science program. Timothy Scanlan is a former member of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Board of Directors, and has taught Leadership Communication for the ASCLD Leadership Academy, since its inception in 2014.  He currently is a member of the National Forensic Science Academy Board of Directors. 

    Timothy Scanlan obtained a Master of Science in Forensic Science degree from Florida International University, where his graduate research focused on the corrosive effect of blood on projectiles.  He presented the results of this extensive study at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences’ Fifty-seventh meeting and at the International Forensic Science Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan.  Timothy Scanlan obtained his doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University with a specialization in Homeland Security Policy and Coordination.  His dissertation was entitled “Influences of CSI Effect, Daubert Ruling, and NAS Report on Forensic Science Practices”.

  • Michael Joy

    With over 20 years of experience in public safety, focusing on investigative processes and technologies, Michael is a retired police captain and former commander of the New York City Police Department’s Strategic Technology Division, where he led the development and implementation of all public safety technology platforms. Michael.Joy@cellebrite.com

    Michael Joy has recently joined Cellebrite, bringing 20 years of experience in public safety and investigative processes and technologies. He currently supports Cellebrite’s customers with their efforts to modernize their investigative workflow and enable their digital transformation.

     

    Michael is a retired police captain and former commander of the New York City Police Department’s Strategic Technology Division, where he led the development and implementation of all public safety technology platforms. Michael also served in patrol, crime analysis, intelligence, and counterterrorism roles. More recently, Michael headed corporate strategy for IDEMIA National Security Solutions, managing the biometric and identity company’s growth within the federal market.

     

    Michael holds an MS in Computer Information Systems from Boston University and a BA in Sociology from the University at Albany and is in the process of completing his MBA at the University of Arizona.