The mission of the Company Six Special Insights Team (SIT) program is to gain the highest level of integration and effectiveness between the CO6 ReadySight™ personal robot and the operations needs of law enforcement and public safety responders. Divided into three phases, CO6 will facilitate the SIT agencies in an in-depth development of physical factors and detailed use-cases identified by SIT agency user groups, conduct field testing of identified use-cases on-site at SIT agency facilities, and from these activities develop draft policies, procedures, and CALEA-compliant accreditation standard elements.
The intended outcome of the SIT program is to identify actual law enforcement officer needs and meet those needs with directed technologies and validated protocols that operate within constitutional, legislative, and agency requirements. The SIT program is also designed to provide agencies who chose to deploy autonomous devices and technologies such as robotics, with a well-validated and tested body of knowledge to present to community constituents upon introduction to agency use.
Timeline: November 1, 2021, through March 31, 2022, Approximate Phases are:
• Phase One: 1st Week through 6th Week
• Phase Two: 7th Week through 14th Week
• Phase Three: TBD
Locations: Special Insights Team Agency Location for phases one and two.
Mission: Phase One is a facilitated process for specific agency operational groups, including Patrol, Traffic, Tactical Operations, Investigations, Explosive Ordinance, and other relevant specialties. During this phase, CO6 facilitators will work with groups to record and rank the user-cases for testing prioritization.
Attendees: Representative groups with common needs, approved by SIT agency management. The ideal group makeup would include field operators, first line supervisors, and unit command, as available, as well as an agency legal advisor for the constitutional and legal segment.
Resources: Classroom setting and schedules to create minimal disruption to agency operations. Video recording for future training operations.
Meeting Outline: Topical areas to be covered:
• Introduction of the CO6 ReadySight personal public safety robot, including features, functions, and operational capabilities.
• Discussion of deployment methods and physical characteristics of mounting, charging, and other infrastructure.
• Presentation of pre-developed use-cases for the group to focus and define deeper “sub-use cases” (e.g., refining the larger category of building searches).
• Discussion of Fourth Amendment related issues that apply to each identified use-case and scenario.
Outcomes: In consultation with SIT agency staff, the results of Phase One will be curated by CO6 law enforcement advisors into demonstrable testing scenarios for Phase Two validation and assessment.
Mission: Phase Two of the SIT program is designed to subject the identified use-case responses and proposed operational capabilities to realistic operational scenarios, evaluate the results, and adjust as indicated. The goal is to identify and rate the effectiveness of proposed uses for the development of protocols, procedures, policies, and training aids.
Attendees: Representative groups with common needs, approved by SIT agency management. The ideal group makeup would include field operators, first line supervisors, and unit command, as available.
Resources: Agency internal resources, such as Academy and Tactical Training sites. External resources for application-specific testing and development of training videos and scripts.
Meeting Outline: Operational tests to be covered:
• Testing plan to optimize personnel time to cover the selected test scripts and locations.
• Test each prioritized use-case with the typical agency response staffing, including joint operations between patrol and tactical operators, EOD and other specialized groups. Include investigations personnel for scenarios that relate to surveillance, search warrant service, and other related activities.
• Immediate debrief of testing group and any designated observers, repeat operations as necessary.
• CO6 law enforcement facilitators will record the input and operational recommendations. Outcomes: As many of the use-case scenarios as possible, given the allotted time and staff availability. As with Phase One, Phase Two scenarios will be re-prioritized according to the testing results and SIT agency input.
Mission: Phase Three of the SIT program is intended to analyze the data captured in Phases One and Two, and create draft protocols, procedures, and standards to aid the SIT agencies in updating current policies on the operations of autonomous deices, specifically robotics.
Attendees: This work will largely be off-site, with some remote and on-site meetings to discuss operational and legal issues.
Resources: SIT agency supervisors and managers to review and respond to CO6 findings.
Meeting Outline: To be determined.
Outcomes: Comprehensive documentation for agency manuals, public information announcements, and liability mitigation.
The murder of Gabby Petito has captured the nation’s attention, and now with the discovery of Brian Laundrie’s remains in a Florida nature park we are left with many unanswered questions.
It’s being reported that police have had the house of Brian’s parents under surveillance since before he disappeared on that camping trip. They placed cameras around the property as well on the properties of their neighbors.
Surveillance work can be tricky.
Officers are forced to walk a tightrope between image fidelity and keeping equipment hidden.
The cameras themselves are just one problem. Imaging equipment needs to be installed. An officer or technician has to secure it to a wall or railing at the hiding spot and then run power to the camera from somewhere. All of this takes time and in an environment like a neighborhood, can stick out like a sore thumb.
After that, officers need to park themselves in a chair and watch or review hours upon hours of footage of absolutely nothing happening so they don’t miss something important.
All this adds up to make a crucial process incredibly difficult.
The ReadySight™ robot is a tool officers can use to simplify an operation that can become very complicated.
This small and portable robot has a top of the line camera that functions in near or total darkness and streams video directly to the cloud via an LTE connection with unlimited range. The ReadySight robot is just a bit bigger than a 16oz can so it’s easy to hide.
Sentry mode is a function of the ReadySight robot that allows it to, when placed on its side, enter a power conservation mode. This lets it stand watch for weeks on a single charge, with no need to sleep, take breaks, or order takeout. The robot activates when it senses motion and begins recording automatically, then it will alert its operator via a notification on their phone that it has detected activity so they only need to tune in when they need to.
Imagine a situation like the one at the Laundrie house, where officers need to surveil a property without the owners knowing or a large presence being detected.
Officers can place multiple ReadySight robots sentry mode in concealed positions around the property in just minutes before moving off site. The robots will then alert them to any movement they detect and begin recording immediately.
One of the most important things a tool can offer law enforcement is flexibility.
ReadySight robots provide that flexibility in a durable, smart as hell frame, and are so easy to use they require zero special training.
Interested in how ReadySight robots can change the way you work? Sign up for a demo at www.CO6.com/demo to see this remarkable robot in action.