Webinar – Responding to Video/Audio IPRA/CORA and CCJRA Requests in New Mexico and Colorado

On Wednesday, August 11th at 11:00 am MT GovQA was joined by Microsoft and Veritone to demonstrate how New Mexico, Colorado, and Public Safety agencies in neighboring states could be taking a proactive approach to New Mexico’s Senate Bill 8 and Colorado’s Senate Bill 217 by using GovQA and Veritone to automate their public record management process, and redact requested audio/video files, all while staying compliant under Microsoft’s secure cloud.

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This :60 Minute, 4 Part Webinar Covered:

    Part 1 – Legislation: What’s changed for New Mexico IPRA Managers as a result of their police bodycam mandate and other evolving requirements for managing sensitive information within audio, video and image-based evidence? How can Colorado CORA Managers learn from their neighbors in New Mexico as similar legislation looms in Colorado?

    Part 2 – GovQA Demonstration: How GovQA simplifies, secures, and automates public records response.

    Part 3Veritone Demonstration: How Veritone Redact cuts 90% off video redaction times compared to manual processes.

    Part 4Integration Demonstration: How this integration, built within Microsoft Azure security, provides law enforcement agencies with security protocols they may otherwise lack when responding with a redacted video/audio digital evidence file.

      Responding to Video and Audio IPRA/CORA Requests in New Mexico and Colorado 

        GovQA, along with representatives from Veritone and Microsoft, recently held a webinar to discuss the recent body camera mandate in New Mexico, and how Colorado might learn from their neighbors as similar legislation looms in the state. The webinar included information on the mandate and also included a brief demonstration of how GovQA software can streamline agency processes. Jen Snyder, GovQA’s Chief Evangelist, led the discussion about the changing body camera mandate and what it means for modifications to laws around managing video and audio footage.

        “The public has gotten more savvy, the data that we collect is more complex and more detailed and with that, comes a lot of concern about PII, HIPAA, and CJIS data. More policies and rules have come into play to manage this and it will not go away; it will only increase,” states Snyder.

        The webinar touched on three important components of police reform measures directly impacting public records management in New Mexico and Colorado:

        1. Bodycam/dash cam mandates passed in both states
        2. New disclosable record types, including: misconduct, disciplinary records, dash cam, and body cam video
        3. New timelines for video/audio release which state that the footage must be released to families 72 hours prior to release to the public

        Much of the webinar focused on the increased volume and complexity of public records requests, including video and audio footage. Mike Morper, Veritone’s VP Product Marketing, Governments, states, “I often refer to [multimedia files] as a ‘municipality’s big data problem.’ Dealing with large objects like this becomes a challenge with any workflow. As a result, organizations are optimizing for it; no longer can you manually redact these but need to take advantage of technologies.”

        Kirk Lonbom, Public Safety & Justice Strategy and Solutions Director for Microsoft, notes, “For many folks who are from large agencies or even small agencies, there’s a tremendous amount of video to get through in order to release the right stuff.” A real-time poll held during the webinar showed that the majority of participants worked in agencies where just 1-3 people are managing audio and video files. As request volumes continue to rise, this can result in agencies being non-compliant and lead to litigation. “The message we need to send to leaders is that we can avoid compliance risks with technology,” Lonbom says.

        GovQA custom public records request management software centralizes request intake and keeps data secure through the Microsoft Azure Government platform. For more information or to request a demo, visit GovQA.



        Mike Morper | Veritone

        VP Product Marketing, Governments

        Mike Morper is a product strategy executive with over 20 years of experience leading go-to-market execution for B2B enterprise software companies. Mike is currently one of Veritone’s Government, Legal & Compliance subject matter experts. Before Veritone, Mike co-founded a SaaS software company, led product and market strategy for a very successful Washington, DC-based startup, and has held several leadership roles within tech companies including Kofax, Sage, and GE.


        Kirk Lonbom | Microsoft

        Public Safety and Justice Strategy and Solutions Director

        As a Public Safety and Justice Strategy and Solutions Director at Microsoft, Kirk helps to drive national strategy and business development for public safety and justice. Kirk has four decades of experience in state and local government with the majority of his career focused on public safety. His experience includes: service as the Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Illinois State Police, CIO for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Illinois’ first statewide Chief Information Security Officer.


        Jen Snyder | GovQA

        Chief Evangelist

        As GovQA’s Chief Evangelist, Jen is interested in meaningful conversations that look both at the big picture, as well as dig deep into nitty-gritty best-practice working sessions on all government challenges and opportunities including those related to technology, transparency, security, procurement, legislative mandates, compliance, staffing challenges, and more. Jen’s 15 years of experience in the state and local government space includes guest speaking and moderating for government events, roundtables, and associations.