Beyond Body-Worn: Boulder County’s Digital Evidence Strategy

May 14, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Successful investigations all rely on an agency’s ability to make the connections between various types of digital evidence. While the volume, size, and complexity of digital evidence are growing, the timelines for investigations are shrinking. Hear directly from Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and learn how their department is leveraging body-worn cameras, an evidence-grade smartphone camera application, and digital evidence management software to effectively capture video footage, instantly upload multimedia files from any location, and quickly access content for review or redaction – all while maintaining evidence integrity.

  • Boulder County’s technology in use and decision-making process (policy, political and operational) when evaluating and implementing a new system
  • How Boulder leveraged existing investments and streamlined workflows with a phased approach, instead of ‘rip and replace’
  • How an end-to-end solution streamlines digital evidence from capture in the field or jail all the way through maintenance, storage and transfer for litigation
  • Real results, benefits, and lessons learned from Boulder’s implementation and the impact to the department and community


Division Chief Robert Sullenberger (Sully) is a 39-year veteran with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office in Boulder, Colorado currently service as the Operations Division Chief (patrol, detectives, property & evidence, animal control, civil and court security) for an agency of 390 employees.  In addition, Sully had been assigned as the Division Chief of Support Services where he was the project manager for several large IT projects to include the implementation of a records management system, a complete overhaul of the LMR systems and most recently the implementation of the BWC for the department.

Commander Jason Oehlkers joined the Boulder County (Colorado) Sheriff’s Office in 1992, he was sworn in as a deputy in 1996.  Throughout Jason’s career, he has worked in patrol, DUI/traffic enforcement, as a K-9 handler, in criminal investigations, and he has served for more than 18 years as a member of the agency’s SWAT team.  Jason is currently assigned to the Administrative Division where he supervises the division’s Personnel and Training Section.  His duties include leading the agency’s critical skills training, annual in-service training, and personnel section.  Jason is a current board member for the Rocky Mountain Tactical Team Association and for the North Central Training Region for the Colorado Attorney General’s Office of Peace Officer Standards and Training.

Col. James (Jim) M. Wolfinbarger retired as the 7th chief of the Colorado State Patrol in 2013 after serving his final four years as Chief. During the course of Jim’s career with the CSP he served in a number of capacities including as the Director of the CO Office of Preparedness and Security (OPS) which included oversight of the State’s Fusion Center and Critical Infrastructure Protection Team. He also served as the Training Director for the Colorado State Patrol and a number of years as the agency’s lead media spokesperson.

As the chief, Jim was responsible for the 1200 members of the CSP to include 5 regional statewide communications centers with over 140 police communication professionals. In addition to the CSP, those centers provided professional communications services to over 60 state and local agencies across Colorado.

Jim served as the chair of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Homeland Security Committee in 2012  and served as a board member for the IACP’s Highway Safety Committee from 2009-13.

Jim holds a Bachelors of Science in Communications Disorders from the University of Northern Colorado (1993). Jim is a graduate of the 225th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Academy (NA) as well as the 33rd session of the FBI’s National Executive Institute (NEI) and a graduate of the 2011 FBI/INTERPOL Atlantic Leadership in Counter Terrorism (LinCT). Jim is also a graduate of the 176th session of the Northwestern University’s School of Police and Staff Command (SPSC). Jim has toured Israel along with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as a guest of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and the Israeli National Police learning of their best practices to enhance information sharing and interdict terrorism. As a law enforcement executive, Jim has spoken both nationally and internationally as an expert in the area of public/private partnerships and information sharing to enhance public safety and reduce crime in our country.

Since joining Motorola Jim has worked to provide industry expertise and to act as a ambassador to law enforcement executives in the United States regarding what Motorola is bringing to the market to enable public safety agencies the tools and solutions needed to empower their personnel to move forward into intelligence-led public safety while ensuring that the men and women who serve in those departments have the tools at their disposal to keep them safe by providing the right information and intelligence when they need it the most. Additionally, to provide thought leadership around the use of technology to connect with communities while anchoring trust through enhanced transparency using advanced technologies.