Badger TraCS users conference

Badger TraCS users conferences are held annually in the fall for law enforcement agencies that have a TraCS license. ​The meetings provide current and future TraCS related topics, one-on-one TraCS support and an opportunity for law enforcement to network with other agencies. 

The conference is a great opportunity to see how other agencies use TraCS and how they deal with certain issues.

    2019 Badger TraCS Users Conference Webcas​t Session

    Dave Malisch and Jeff Vavera talk about how to tell if TraCS is correctly installed.  What are the differences between a Master, Office and Mobile computer?  How updates differ amongst the three? (55 Minutes) 

    Dave Malisch and Jeff Vavera show common errors while updating and how to handle them. (5 Minutes) 

    Overview of Updating TraCS in these environments:  Web Services, Network, Standalone. (10 Minutes) 

    Describe the use and location of TraCS files, folders and scripts during TraCS installations.  (4 Minutes) 

    What users will see when updating TraCS. (4 Minutes) 

    A walk through of how to rerun a TraCS update. (20 Minutes) 

    When and how to reinstall TraCS.  (7 Minutes) 

    Alex Herrera, Geri Polster and Travis Lauer go over the three types of TraCS attachments and examples: Embedded, File Copy and File Upload. Understanding TraCS Services such as Email, Notifications, Batch Import/Export, Batch TransComm and Active Directory.  Creating TraCS agency access rights.  Have you ever thought, “it would be nice if certain users could only do certain tasks?”  Access Rights may be the answer.  (59 Minutes) 

    There is high demand for the PowerPoints presented at the conference so a link to them has been provided.  The sessions which were videotaped will be added in the near future.


    2018 Badger TraCS Users Conference Webcas​t Session

    Darlene Schwartz walked through the new and exciting changes to TraCS and introduced the WISLR staff. She will review the agenda along with general housekeeping information. (71 Minutes) 

    Bryan Hasse demonstrates TLT features so users can create quality diagrams faster. Some new features are the ability to create TLT backgrounds, Unit Types now automatically placed on diagram, and new symbol palettes. (29 minutes)

    Alex Herrera, Sean Stephens, and Juan Ortiz presents settings default TLT locations and understanding agency and user defaults. They talk about citation and court correction letters, Parent Notification letters and running TraCS updates. Some overlooked helpful features are determining how many ELCI citation numbers are remaining on a computer, understanding how External Search and Message Cache work together, using the Zoom feature to reduce eye strain, and customizing the Quick Add. (58 minutes)

    David Malisch and Juan Ortiz walk through the benefits of understanding TraCS errors. This includes “How do I get errors” and “How do I read them”. They explain the TraCS Export and Communication functions in terms you will understand.  (69 minutes)

    Past Years Webcasts

    Past Badger TraCS user conference webcasts are displayed so users can refresh their minds or maybe never attended the conference.

    2017 Badger TraCS Users Conference Webcast Session 

    Dennis Rodenkirch, Andy Thoms and Jason Lierman walk through ways officers can make the most of TraCS Mobiles. We’ll take a look at the new enhancements in the TraCS Location Tool (TLT) and discuss how to use agency defaults and court schedules to fill out forms faster. How do start shifts, end shifts and distributions work? Also learn from other officers how they make TraCS work to their advantage. (67 minutes) 

    Geri Polster, Bryan Hasse and Kristen presents does maintaining TraCS seem overwhelming? This session explains the built-in TraCS tools and features to minimize your anxiety by understanding and creating distributions, maintaining users, viewing logs, and updating tables. After making changes, use the appropriate analysis report to give yourself the assurance the changes you made are accurate. Not sure how citation numbers are ordered? Installed? Maintained? This session is for you. End shifting causing you headaches, maybe Web Services might be your solution. (75 minutes)

    Jenny Schmidt present review installation of the fall 2017 TraCS update. Learn about recent changes to TraCS that impact IT support staff. Learn how to optimize transmission. Get answers to technical questions and share best practices with your peers. (65 minutes)

    2016 Badger TraCS Users Conference Webcast Sessions 

    Darlene Schwartz presents updates to TraCS and what's coming down the road. (31 minutes)  Randy Romanski and Andi Bill provides some history and updates to the new crash form that will be implemented on 1/1/2017. (37 minutes) 

    Geri Polster and Paul Thompson presents learning how to efficiently interpret and effectively present your TraCS data by utilizing new reporting tools and improved analysis tools, in a simple, yet informative manner. Explore enhanced canned reports and an improved pin mapping tool which will help to identify trends and assist in the development of planning, deployment, and mitigation strategies with minimal turnaround time. (71 minutes)

    Beth Nichols, Jason Lierman and Andy Thoms present TraCS fundamental tools. They review the new TraCS Location Tool (TLT), the improved Violation Search Tool, (which is not just for statutes anymore) and give a refresher on the TraCS diagram tool. (61 minutes)

    John Egan and Matt Drought present information on Backup Document Numbers and Auto-update Settings at Log On.  This helps reduce duplicate form numbers and standardizes TraCS settings.  They will also review the configuration wizards and their use.   They show how machine specific Configuration Wizards are created, and things to keep in mind when using the wizards. (57 minutes)

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    ​Items of special interest 

Traffic and Criminal Software