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Tag: Public Safety

Podcast: Peer Support for 911 Dispatchers with Kristin Boyes, Lenexa, KS

Kristin Boyes Dispatcher City of Lenexa, Kansas LinkedIn Supporting first responders. Kristin Boyes, Dispatcher for the City of Lenexa, Kansas, joined on the podcast to discuss the Mid-America Regional Council’s 911 Peer Support Program. She shared why it is important for dispatchers to get that support and how 911 calls affect call takers. She also … Continued

Podcast: Community Court for Homelessness with Christopher Leonard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Christopher Leonard Administrative Supervisor City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida LinkedIn Social services, not jail. Christopher Leonard, Administrative Supervisor for the City of Forth Lauderdale, Florida, joined the podcast to talk about the City’s community court that serves individuals experiencing homelessness. The program focuses on the root causes of each defendant’s issues and applies mandates such … Continued

Podcast: Reducing Reliance on Police with Alex Vitale, Brooklyn College

Alex Vitale Professor of Sociology Coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project Brooklyn College Bio | Twitter Making communities safer. Alex Vitale, Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College, joined the podcast to talk about rethinking public safety and his book, The End of Policing. He … Continued

Can Your Budget Handle a Presidential Campaign Rally?

Learn more about presidential campaign stops at ELGL’s July 21 virtual event: Local Government Preparation for Presidential Candidate Visits By Sarah E. Moss, MPA | LinkedIn | Twitter What I’m listening to – Music by Judith Hill What I’m reading – Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein What I’m writing … Continued

Creative Ways to Navigate Disruption

Today’s Buzz is by Meredith Trimble, Sr. Content Specialist with Tyler Technologies, Inc., and former Acting Chair, Farmington, CT Town Council (Twitter, LinkedIn) What I’m reading: Frankly, I’ve turned to beach reads on Kindle for some escape What I’m cooking: Playing our own version of “Chopped” with pantry items until next available grocery slot What … Continued

Podcast: Technology & Public Safety with Matt Polega, Mark43

Matt Polega Co-Founder & Head of Marketing Mark43 LinkedIn | Twitter Cloud-based first responder dispatch. Matt Polega, the Co-Founder and Head of Marketing at Mark43, joined the podcast to talk about how technology can improve public safety. He discussed the importance of computer aided dispatch and the flexibility that being cloud-based provides. Mark also talked … Continued

Podcast: University of Nebraska Game Day in Lincoln with Tom Casady

Tom Casady Public Safety Director Lincoln, NE Bio | LinkedIn | Twitter College Football and Local Government. We continue our series on the relationship between local governments and universities. Tom Casady, Director of Public Safety, joined the podcast to talk about the game day atmosphere in Lincoln, the preparation it takes to get ready for … Continued

Podcast: City Manager Kurt Wilson, Stockton, California

Kurt Wilson City Manager City of Stockton, California Bio | LinkedIn From municipal bankruptcy to universal basic income. Kurt Wilson, the City Manager of Stockton, California, has managed the city through a lot of change. Kurt came on GovLove for a wide ranging conversation that covered his path into public service, principled policing in Stockton, … Continued

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