a discussion of public safety trends in the United States for 2022


The past few years have been some of the toughest for public safety in recent memory. Public safety agencies in the United States have had to deal with the arrival of COVID-19, nationwide protests and public unrest following the killing of George Floyd, a historic increase in violent crime and an overall decline goodwill towards first responders. The past few years have been exhausting and 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 core public safety functions are now being re-examined, leading many to ask, “How can we move forward?” »

Join this discussion on trends and best practices in public safety and learn how public safety agencies can drive these changes from panelists with decades of experience in practices, innovation and technology. in matters of public safety.

Sponsored by: Mark43


Ganesh Martin, Mark43

Ganesha Martin is Vice President of Public Policy and Community Affairs at Mark43, where she and her team focus on creating products that meet the needs of law enforcement, community and other first responders, and on how Mark43 can have a positive impact within the various communities it serves. Ganesha holds a JD from Texas Tech University and practiced as a civil litigation attorney before joining the office of the mayor of Baltimore, MD, as special assistant to the mayor and deputy to the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Emergency Management. While in Baltimore, she also held several leadership positions with the Baltimore Police Department, focusing on community engagement, legislative affairs, and compliance with the Department of Justice’s consent decree.

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Kathleen O’Toole

Kathleen O’Toole is a police officer and career lawyer with an international reputation for her principled leadership, reform and innovation. She rose through the ranks of local and state police departments in Massachusetts, before becoming secretary of public safety and commissioner of the Boston Police Department. She has 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 of the Republic of Ireland. She served as chief of the Seattle Police Department and continues to consult with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. She is a board member of Mark43.

Wendy Gilbert, Mark43

Wendy Gilbert is Vice President of Product at Mark43, where she oversees feature development for Mark43’s 28,000+ users. Wendy has over 20 years of experience working 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 Masters of Commerce.

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