Baltimore, MD creates new paths to employment for squeegee workers with its Squeegee Collaborative
Baltimore's collaboration with community and business groups seeks an empathetic response to squeegee workers. The city maintains a heat map of squeegeeing incidents based on police calls and outreach efforts. Young workers are shifted toward job readiness programs, continuing education, and recreation programs. Navigators work with service providers on comprehensive services for workers ranging from mentoring to mental health treatment.
Hobbs, NM combats illegal gun use in public spaces with ZeroEyes detection system
City officials approved the integration of the AI-powered software into security cameras at parks, city buildings, and traffic lights. ZeroEyes captures footage of illegally brandished or used guns throughout Hobbs. Images are sent to the company's Operations Centers for verification and communication with local law enforcement. This process can take as little as three seconds from image delivery. The system filters out false alarms caused by legal gun use, toy weapons, and BB guns.
Berkeley, CA works with Genasys on targeted communication system for emergency situations
First responders in Berkeley previously used door-to-door contact for emergency evacuations. The city's partnership with Genasys adopted a zonal approach for TV, social media, and text alerts. City officials use a cloud-based platform to alert impacted residents during natural disasters and public safety situations. The platform models future movement of wildfires, active shooters, and other hazards for more accurate alerts throughout emergencies.
Vancouver, BC Last Call Pilot Project takes aim at sexual harassment in bars and clubs
Vancouver and project partner Good Night Out selected six establishments for the one-year pilot. Each venue receives full-staff training on harassment prevention, free subscriptions to the #NotMe platform, and display materials. Patrons are encouraged to download the #NotMe mobile app for anonymous reporting of misconduct and harassment in any establishment. City officials pursued the pilot in response to data indicating frequent incidents of harassment and violence in hospitality settings.
The Hague, ZH partners with Avutec and Monotch on trial of laughing gas detection technology
Local law enforcement sought a new solution for growing nitrous oxide abuse in Scheveningen. AI-powered cameras from Avutec were trained to identify balloons and other laughing gas paraphernalia. Data about abusers are immediately sent through Monotch's TLEX platform to the relevant officers for follow-up. A one-day pilot in Scheveningen evaluated camera accuracy, text alert speed, and privacy rights protection.
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New York, NY addresses increase in package thefts with LockerNYC parcel locker pilot
The city's Department of Transportation selected 15 sidewalk locations for the one-year pilot. The selection process considered theft data, available space, and population density. Each locker features LED lighting, security cameras, and other mechanisms for safe deliveries. Package recipients receive access codes from participating carriers. Local officials approved the pilot as it faces an estimated 90,000 lost or stolen packages daily.
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Edmonton, AB coordinates community safety teams with its Healthy Streets Operations Centre pilot
The two-year pilot assembles teams of city and provincial first responders at a Chinatown location. Weekday routes through Chinatown, Downtown, and Kingsway include interactions with business owners and residents about current safety concerns. Community safety teams connect unhoused residents with social services and health resources based on their needs. City officials work with partners like REACH Edmonton and Homeward Trust on adapting responses to changing conditions.
Washington, DC trials targeted outreach to drivers with multiple traffic citations
The Lab @ DC team gathered data on high-risk drivers from the district's Automated Traffic Enforcement system. Letters and text messages are sent to thousands of randomly selected motorists with citations for red-light running and speeding. These messages highlight the personal, financial, and legal consequences of dangerous driving. District officials will compare the impacts of targeted messaging with public service announcements and signage aimed at the general public.
St. Louis County, MO Tap In Center guides residents through the criminal justice system
Residents with warrants and court orders speak with an attorney during weekly sessions at a county library branch. Free consultations provide information on legal processes, case progress, and applying for public defenders. The Tap In Center connects participants to court date alerts, transportation, and social services through the Bail Project. This service reduces pre-trial detention and obstacles to fair trials for residents with minimal financial resources.
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Leeds City Council, GB designs alcohol licensing data matrix for postcode-level licensing decisions
City officials identified data limitations in curbing anti-social behavior and health issues related to alcohol consumption. The licensing and public health units collaborated on an easy-to-use matrix for licensing decisions. Seventeen data sets covering areas like deprivation, alcohol-related hospital admissions, and looked-after children offer fuller pictures than crime statistics. Licensing committee members rely on the matrix when deciding on off-premises alcohol licenses.
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Detroit, MI ShotStoppers initiative supports community-led efforts at gun violence reduction
The ShotStoppers program incentivizes neighborhood groups' community violence intervention (CVI) efforts. Successful applicants combine outreach, mediation, and service navigation within their defined CVI zones. Detroit provides grants of up to $700,000 per organization based on measurable impacts on gun violence. City officials approved the use of federal ARPA funds for the two-year program with enough funds for five grant recipients per year.
Baltimore, MD evaluates violence prevention efforts with its Public Safety Accountability Dashboard
The Microsoft Power BI dashboard supports accountability requirements in the Comprehensive Violence Prevention Plan. The Crime Summary tab provides year-to-year comparisons of homicides, violent crimes, and property crimes by neighborhood or police district. Interactive crime and arrest maps track data in both categories back to 2012. The dashboard includes a case disposition graph and a map of Community Violence Intervention partners.