Podcast: A Community-Centered Approach to Public Safety with Ryan Smith, Durham, NC

Posted on September 23, 2022

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Ryan Smith 
Director of Community Safety
City of Durham, NC

Sending the right response. Ryan Smith, Director of Community Safety for the City of Durham, North Carolina, joined the podcast to talk about a new approach to public safety. He shared why and how the Community Safety Department was formed. Ryan outlined all of the pilot programs they are currently testing and how they are developing a first responder culture. Ryan also described what metrics they are tracking.

Host: Toney Thompson

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