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On-demand webinar: Looking over the horizon: a discussion of US public safety trends for 2022

Hear how agencies can be the driver of change from panelists with decades of experience in public safety practice, innovation and technology.

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The last few years have been some of the most challenging for public safety in recent memory. Public safety agencies in the US have had to contend with the arrival of COVID-19, nationwide protests and public unrest that followed the murder of George Floyd, a historic rise in violent crime, and a general decline in goodwill toward first responders. It has been an exhausting few years that have seen many changes. The term “Reimagining Policing” came into common usage as part of a national conversation about the presumed mission of public safety agencies. Responsibilities that were once considered basic functions of public safety are now being re-examined, leading many to ask, “How do we move forward?”

Join this discussion of public safety trends and best practices, and hear how public safety agencies can be the driver of these changes from panelists with decades of experience in public safety practice, innovation, and technology.

Sponsored by: Mark43


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Ganesha Martin, Mark43

Ganesha Martin is the Vice President of Public Policy and Community Affairs at Mark43, where she and her team focus on creating products that align with the needs of law enforcement, community, and other first responders, and on how Mark43 can make a positive impact within the different communities it serves. Ganesha has a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Tech University and practiced as a civil litigation attorney before joining the Office of the Mayor in Baltimore, MD, as a Special Assistant to the Mayor and Assistant Deputy Mayor for Public Safety & Emergency Management. While in Baltimore, she also served in the Baltimore Police Department in several leadership roles focused on community involvement, legislative affairs, and Department of Justice consent decree compliance.


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Kathleen O’Toole

Kathleen O’Toole is a career police officer and lawyer with an international reputation for principled leadership, reform and innovation. She rose through the ranks of local and state policing in Massachusetts, eventually serving as MA Secretary of Public Safety and Commissioner of the Boston Police Department. She also had the opportunity to work overseas on the peace process in Northern Ireland and as Chief Inspector of the Garda Síochána, the national police service in the Republic of Ireland. She served as Chief of the Seattle Police Department, and continues to consult across public, private, and non-profit sectors. She is a member of the Mark43 Board of Directors.


Wendy Gilbert, Mark43

Wendy Gilbert is the Vice President of Product at Mark43, where she oversees feature development for Mark43’s 28k+ users. Wendy has over 20 years of experience working with and building software for public safety agencies. Prior to Mark43, Wendy led Product Management at CentralSquare and TriTech Software Systems. She graduated from The University of North Carolina - Wilmington with a Master’s degree in Business.

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