2020 has laid bare many of the challenges faced by public safety leaders around the country. COVID-19 has caused major pressure on public safety, emergency services, municipalities, and so many other stakeholders – while the level of mistrust between police and communities of color is increasingly strained. Finding solutions to these challenges requires an ‘all-hands’ approach.
The Safer Cities virtual event will convene key civic safety-focused government stakeholders to explore strategies for ensuring that cities become safer over time – even with rapidly growing populations – through creating and maintaining more resilient urban environments, preventing and mitigating emergencies, and promoting public safety through sound policing.
This Public Sector Network’s Safer Cities virtual event will look at relevant strategies for improved and robust public safety, including lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to address societal injustice in order to ensure safety and security for all.
Explore the most innovative strategies for crime prevention, emergency, and disaster response
Discuss innovative policies designed to reconcile police with communities of color
Examine lessons learned from recent protests around the country
Learn about crisis management, planning, and coordinating a collaborative emergency response to improve speed and resilience in times of crisis
Understand how others are reducing risk and more effectively protecting citizens by engaging with them in their livelihoods, health, cultural heritage, and socio-economic interests
Learn about the latest technological innovations supporting the safety of cities
Louisville Metro Government (KY)
Elisa T. Young, Esq.
City of Seattle (WA)
Mark P. Smith
Los Angeles Police Commission (CA)
Yael Bar Tur
Carol P. Parks
Los Angeles Emergency Management Department