Travis Smith : Industry Experience
Travis Smith is a Multimedia professional with experience ranging in industries from Sports to Law Enforcement and everything in between. Currently working for a local Police Department’s Video Unit, he provides forensics support to all investigative units of the department as well and video production for training and critical incidents.
As apart of his normal duties, providing video (In-car and body worn) for Public Disclosure has been an ever-increasing demand of his daily routine, with redacting sensitive information becoming more central to his day-to-day activity.
Over the last 2 years Seattle has began implementing body cameras and Travis’ unit was a driving force in helping test and develop potential workflows for the upcoming demand in body worn video requests.
A central theme to this implementation is been the consideration of the public's right to privacy. Redacting identities and sensitive information was second on the list before the cities priority of determining what exactly needed to be redacted.
Realizing the coming storm of Public Disclosure Requests from citizens, media outlets, and “Watch dog” organizations after a critical incident, Travis’ concern wasn’t with his own workload but the workload and capabilities of smaller agencies who will have the same problem.