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Friday, March 26, 2021

Friday, March 26, 2021, 1:30 p.m.,
Virtual technical briefing,
Public Safety Data Portal updates and new Shooting Dataset

Today, Friday, March 26, 2021 at 1:30 p.m., media are invited to attend a virtual technical briefing on updates to the Public Safety Data Portal.

Ian Williams, Manager for Analytics & Innovation, Marianna Pellizari, Senior Open Data Specialist, and Debbie Verduga, Senior Crime Analyst, will provide a briefing and virtual tour of the new Shootings & Firearms Discharges data and briefly touch on updates to the Major Crime Indicators, Homicides and Bike Thefts datasets.

See news release.

The briefing will take place virtually using WebEx. Media are asked not to live-stream the briefing. A recording of the briefing will be posted on YouTube following the event, which can be shared by media.

Please email Constable Caroline de Kloet at for a meeting invitation.

The meeting will open at 1:20 p.m.

Instructions to join the briefing:

You can use a desktop computer, an iOS, or Android device to join the meeting. For best user experience, we suggest downloading the WebEx Meet app to your mobile device (phone or tablet).

Please do not call into the meeting. This briefing is visual, so for best results, and to avoid audio issues, media need to enter the meeting through a computer or via the mobile app.

1. Attach a wired headset
2. Using your device, click on the meeting link to join the meeting
3. In the “Name” field, enter your first and last name and your media outlet
4. Click the “Join Meeting” button
5. If on a desktop, the meeting will prompt you to connect audio and video
a. Select Audio Connection
o Choose “Call Using Computer” from the dropdown menu
b. Select Video Connection
o Choose “No Video” from the dropdown menu
c. Click more options (below audio connection info)
d. Click test to hear speaker audio
e. Speak to view microphone volume
f. Click okay

6. Click the Connect Audio button
a. Choose “No Video” from the dropdown menu
b. Click “more options” (below audio connection info)
c. Click “test” to hear speaker audio
d. Speak to view microphone volume
e. Click okay

7. Click the “Connect Audio” button

Meeting Protocol:

Upon entering the meeting, you will be automatically muted.

We will do a roll call in advance of the meeting start time to perform an audio check with each participant.

If you wish to ask a question, please click the hand icon to raise your hand (it will turn blue).

You will be placed in queue and called by name and outlet when it's your turn.

When you are called on, the moderator will ask you to unmute your mic. Please unmute your mic at this time. You can ask one question and one follow up. Once you have asked your question you will be muted again.

Stephanie Sayer, Corporate Communications, for Ian Williams, Analytics and Innovation