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New England HTCIA 2019 Summer Meeting
Hopkinton Police Department
74 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Category: Chapter Meeting

Date:  Thursday, 06/27/19

Location: Hopkinton Police Department (74 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748)

Time: 8:30 – 12:30 PM


Our Summer Chapter meeting with be held on Thursday, 6/27, at the Hopkinton Police Department.  As more information becomes available (speakers & topics), I will update this email. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Save the date!

John Trudnak


In an effort to rotate our chapter meetings around to different geographical regions, this year’s Spring meeting will be held at Manchester Community College (NH) as part of the college’s Cyber Forum (which runs from 3/12-14). As more information becomes available (speakers & topics), I will update this email. Looking forward to seeing you there.


Agenda (tentative):

8:30 – 9:00         Light Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15         Chapter Greeting – Chapter President

                            Opening Remarks - Hopkinton Police Chief

9:15 – 10:00       First Speaker – Deputy Chief Joe Bennett - Boston Marathon Security Plan

10:00 – 11:00    Second Speaker – Aaron Sparling/Portland, Oregon Police Dept – Memory Forensics (remote presentation)

11:00 - 11:15     Brief Break

11:15 – 12:00    Third Speaker – Tim Convery/BriefCam – Video Forensic & Analysis

12:00 – 12:15    Closing Remarks


Deputy Chief Joe Bennett  – Hopkinton Police Department

Deputy Chief Bennett came to the Hopkinton Police Department in 1993 after serving with the Southborough and Sutton Police Departments.  

He has served in Patrol, Detectives and held the rank of Sergeant for 16 years. As a Sergeant, Deputy Chief Bennett was in charge of Detectives, Communications, Court Prosecution and the School Resource Officer program.

Currently, Deputy Chief Bennett is second in command at the Hopkinton Police Department. He oversees the budget, records, grants internal affairs, training as well as the communication department.  

Deputy Chief Bennett was instrumental in the creation of the consolidated Public Safety Dispatch and worked on all facets of the implementation including budgeting, hiring, training and policy development.

As a member of the Boston Marathon Executive Planning Team he is primarily responsible for the security plan and deployment of internal and external resources.  This collaboration brings over 900 hundred officers from over 60 agencies including 7 states and 7 federal agencies

While assigned as a Detective, Deputy Chief Bennett received recognition from the Massachusetts House of Representatives for his work on the TRI-County Drug Task Force.  He has also been recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers for his work in preventing Drunk Driving. 

He holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England University and has received a high level of training including attending the Roger Williams University Management Course and has received the FBI - Law Enforcement  Executive Development Association -  Trilogy Award.

Marathon Security Plan –  Deputy Chief Bennet will speak to the development of the current Boston Marathon security plan.  This will include such topics as covert and overt deployment of personnel and assets and the collaboration between federal, state and local agencies.  He will also discuss how the intel assets are mobilized.


Tim Convery - BriefCam:

Tim Convery is the Law Enforcement Sales Director at BriefCam®, the industry’s leading provider of Video Synopsis® and Deep Learning solutions for rapid video review and search, face recognition, real-time alerting and quantitative video insights. Previously serving in the Middlesex County, MA Sheriff's Office, Tim has extensive experience working with municipal law enforcement, including federal agencies and state and local government. An engaging speaker, Tim frequently presents innovative technological solutions to the law enforcement community.

BriefCam® is the industry’s leading provider of Video Synopsis® and Deep Learning solutions for rapid video review and search, face recognition, real-time alerting and quantitative video insights. By transforming raw video into actionable intelligence, BriefCam dramatically shortens the time-to-target for security threats while increasing safety and optimizing operations. BriefCam’s award-winning products are deployed by law enforcement and public safety organizations, government and transportation agencies, major enterprises, healthcare and educational institutions, and local communities worldwide. For more information about transforming video surveillance into actionable intelligence, visit https://www.briefcam.com/.


Aaron Sparling – Digital Forensic Examiner, Portland Oregon Police Bureau (Remote Presentation)

Aaron Sparling is an Officer with the Portland Police Bureau in Portland Oregon where he serves in the Investigations Branch, Homicide Detail/Digital Forensic Unit.  Prior to serving in the Digital Forensic Unit Aaron was assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Unit where he focused on Open Source Intelligence.

Aaron has been working in Digital Forensics for the past 6 years and has served as a Task Force Officer on the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force and is a current member of the Portland FBI/Oregon Cyber Crimes Task Force.  Aaron currently serves as the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Council for the US Secret Service Notational Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI).  Aaron has attended numerous computer forensics courses from US Secret Service NCFI, SANS and vendors specific training.  Aaron currently holds a GIAC GREM, GIAC GFCA, GIAC GFCE, GIAC GSEC, CFCE, MCFE and Certified Blacklight Examiner.  Aaron instructed the NFCI Python scripting course as well as proctored the Network Investigation, Mac Forensic, Python Scripting and Advanced Forensics courses.

Topic - Memory Forensics  (summary TBD)


Contact: John Trudnak, President HTCIA New England, [email protected]