Guadalajara, JA submits safety index platform proposal for 2021 Global Mayors Challenge
The proposal advanced to the challenge's Champions Phase, a four-month development phase with Bloomberg Philanthropies. This platform will draw on demographic data, police reports, and community consultations for real-time evaluations. Residents consult a public-facing platform to find safety ratings and updates for their neighborhoods. Guadalajara will use safety indexing to allocate resources and model future trends across the city.
Lansing, MI Police Department uses non-emergency social workers to handle non-criminal issues
The Lansing Police Department (LPD) launched a trial of using non-emergency responders for non-criminal issues and became the first police department in the state of Michigan to hire a social worker. The Ingham County Community Health Workers help handle problems in the community such as homelessness or drug addiction without criminalizing them.
Ingham County, MI
León, GJ is misting public buses with nebulized sanitizer to prevent the spread of COVID-19
The Municipality of León has implemented a new COVID-19 prevention measure for its public transportation service. The municipality's mobility staff will mist the buses with nebulized sanitizing liquid at transfer stations throughout the day. The municipality purchased 20 misting machines and 72 gallons of sanitizing liquid for approximately 80 thousand pesos.
East Hartford, CT streamlines FEMA reimbursements
In 2020 East Hartford, CT was struck by tropical storm Isaias; they were able to work with their contractor to easily document the required data points within QAlert CRM to submit for hundreds of thousands of dollars in FEMA reimbursement.
QScend Technologies, Inc.
East Hartford, CT
San Diego County, CA District Attorney's Office mobile app provides police with cultural knowledge
The San Diego County District Attorney's Office developed a mobile app to provide police officers with cultural knowledge during non-emergency incidents. The app lists norms associated with ethnic and religious communities including traditions, beliefs, greetings, general experiences with police and what to expect when visiting their household. The app includes information on Chaldean, East African, Native American, Samoan, and Vietnamese communities along with Black and Latino youth.
San Diego County, CA
Owensboro, KY is using the 911eye system to provide emergency dispatchers with videos and photos
The Owensboro-Daviess County 911 dispatch is using the 911eye system to allow emergency dispatchers to directly receive videos and photos during an incident. The 911eye system helps first responders by improving their preparation with additional situational awareness. The 911eye system sends callers a link that accesses their smartphone's camera where the footage is used to help emergency response crews before being stored as evidence.
Port Coquitlam, BC combines aesthetics and public safety with utility box upgrades
Local police and the city's arts and culture team selected photos from local artists for reproduction on vinyl box covers. Each cover enhances the look of an ordinary element of the cityscape and makes it easier to remove graffiti. This project promotes the local creative scene while responding to a costly problem. Port Coquitlam is working with BC Hydro and local businesses to fund 17 downtown utility box covers in 2021.
Port Coquitlam, BC
Feira de Santana, BA expands reach of public safety personnel with Operational Control Center
Police, traffic control, and transportation teams access a network of live streams through the center. Three hundred cameras extending from the city center to rural roads capture real-time intelligence on street activity. Feira de Santana invested in cameras with facial and license plate recognition capabilities that assist with gathering evidence. Operational Control Center staffers can zoom any camera and stitch together videos when investigating illegal behavior.
Feira de Santana, BA
Kalamazoo, MI launched the Downtown Kalamazoo Ambassador Program with five full-time helpers
The City of Kalamazoo launched the Downtown Kalamazoo Ambassador Program to make the area cleaner, safer, and more welcoming to residents and visitors. The program hired five residents to work full-time on various tasks such as sanitizing the sidewalks, developing relationships with local businesses, assisting residents with safety concerns, and providing visitors with directions. The program is operating as a three-year pilot funded by seven local organizations to raise downtown standards.
London Borough of Redbridge, GB addresses root causes of domestic violence with VR training
Borough officials worked with Antser on VR training capsules for its eight-week Respect program. Participants with prior domestic abuse charges view the world through the eyes of a child who has witnessed violence in the home. The story explores the immediate impacts on the child's well-being along with long-term consequences. Media researchers at Goldsmiths University of London surveyed abusers about how they felt about their actions after VR training.
London Borough of Redbridge, GB
Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council, GB launched a Domestic Abuse awareness campaign
The Antrim & Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership launched a new Domestic Abuse awareness campaign. The "Domestic Abuse: It is Never OK" campaign was designed to raise awareness that anyone can be a victim regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, background or religion. The Council also signed the White Ribbon Charter pledging to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.
Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council, GB
Springfield, IL is considering installing 80 Flock Safety surveillance cameras throughout the city
The City of Springfield is considering allowing the local police department to purchase and install 80 cameras throughout the city in order to reduce crime. The Flock Safety cameras, which cost $2,500 per year, would be used to capture images of vehicles in public motorways. The cameras can filter out vehicles, find specific license plates, and send real-time alerts when a criminal is identified.