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Boulder, CO tracks traffic incidents throughout the city with its Crash Data Dashboard

The interactive dashboard maps every traffic crash reported to local police since 2017. Users find current-year data on total crashes and fatalities when first opening the dashboard. Visualizations of historical crash severity and types present trends in traffic safety. Pinpoints on the Crash Data Dashboard map open to details including location, weather conditions, and time of day. Boulder will use the dashboard for future safety improvements to its Core Arterial Network.

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Boulder, CO

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San Jose, CA improves public access to police misconduct complaints with its SB 1421 Records Portal

California's SB 1421 expands public records access to complaints about officer-involved shootings and bodily injury cases. The Mayor's Office of Technology and Innovation and the Independent Police Auditor developed a portal for complaint searches dating back to 2000. Users can peruse a list of the most recent complaints or filter by complaint type and date. The SB 1421 Records Portal will hosts complaints related to discriminatory behavior, unlawful searches, and use of excessive force by 2023.

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San Jose, CA

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Cincinnati, OH Alternative Response to Crisis pilot focuses on de-escalation during 911 calls

Emergency dispatchers were trained in mental health first aid and used de-escalation efforts with responders en route. This training included rerouting callers to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline on a case-by-case basis. An ARC Response Team staffed by a behavioral health specialist and a Fire Department paramedic replaced police responses for wellness checks. Cincinnati created a dashboard about ARC runs searchable by date, neighborhood, and issue.

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Cincinnati, OH

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Randwick, NSW and Waverley respond to recent drowning trend with Float to Survive campaign

Coastal communities like Randwick and Waverley experienced a significant increase in drownings from 2021 to 2022. The councils are working with the University of NSW on a multi-media campaign about the benefits of floating over swimming. Videos, posters, and ads explain that floating conserves enough energy for swimmers to float out of riptides and other dangers. University researchers will study how the Five Steps to Float messaging impacts behavior during the 2022-2023 summer season.

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Randwick, NSW

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Waverley, NSW

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Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, GB takes lead on Multi Agency Safeguarding Tracker development

Local officials recognized gaps between agencies when sharing information about vulnerable residents. The MAST platform was co-designed by Walsall, the NHS Trust, West Midlands Police, and West Midlands Fire and Rescue. The implementation process identified children and adults involved in multiple incidents or unaddressed incidents requiring safeguarding. Social service professionals share case updates and collaborate on improved services through MAST.

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Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, GB

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San Francisco, CA trials complimentary graffiti removal for neighborhood businesses

Businesses face city inspection and removal fees if they fail to quickly clean graffiti. The two-year pilot mobilizes a six-member Public Works team for the free removal of graffiti on private premises. Business owners call the city's 311 line to report graffiti and schedule exterior wall cleaning. San Francisco approved the pilot for improved blight prevention without added costs for businesses re-emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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San Francisco, CA

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Charleston, SC responds to fake ID card use at local businesses with Intellicheck pilot

The Charleston Police Department identified growing difficulties in preventing underage drinking at local restaurants and bars. The six-month pilot offers free use of the Intellicheck platform by 31 participating businesses. The Intellicheck Portal confirms the accuracy of a patron's ID card using facial biometrics. Pilot participants can equip existing mobile devices with the software for ID verification in seconds.

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Charleston, SC

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Brampton, ON Coyote Sighting Map provides easy-to-use information on recent coyote behavior

The Coyote Sighting Map pinpoints every sighting within Brampton city limits since October 2022. Residents call 311 or submit an online form to report pet conflicts with coyotes, dens, food sources, and injured coyotes. Each pinpoint can be clicked for information on the sighting's location, time, and date. Brampton created the map as part of a community education campaign featuring fact sheets in 12 languages with tips for safe encounters.

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Brampton, ON

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Kent, WA seeks improved outcomes for repeat offenders and reduced costs with its DUI Court

The DUI Court offers a five-phase alternative path for DUI offenders with multiple violations. This path includes random testing, regular court appearances, and substance abuse treatment in lieu of jail time. Municipal officials can advance or hold back participants based on their completion of these requirements. Participants who complete two years of required activities graduate from the program, thus reducing drunk driving without the costs of imprisonment.

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Kent, WA

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Albuquerque, NM Community Supporting Investigations Portal assists officers during 911 calls

City dispatchers email a link to the portal to callers during emergency situations. Callers submit video and photo evidence related to the emergency from their phones. Staff at the Real Time Crime Center evaluate submitted evidence and communicate relevant materials to responding officers. The portal supports timely responses to emergency situations and assists future investigations by the Albuquerque Police Department.

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Albuquerque, NM

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Strathcona County, AB develops Violence, Trauma and Suicide Prevention Protocol for community use

County officials worked with 15 public and private partners on a protocol for unified responses to traumatic events. The 29-page document outlines guiding principles for responses including dignity and collective commitment. Signatories to the protocol seek standardized approaches to emergency training, communications, and documentation. Features like an Information Sharing Matrix and a Consent Decision Tree simplify the work of community leaders in difficult times.

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Strathcona County, AB

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Schaumburg, IL develops the Real-Time Information Center for improved safety at Woodfield Mall

Local officials sought a unified surveillance system for the state's largest shopping mall. The RTIC combines video feeds from existing private-sector cameras with new street-level cameras. This camera network covers the mall's parking lots and surrounding streets. Police officers monitor RTIC streams in real time, thus allowing for quick responses to traffic issues and other incidents. Schaumburg built the RTIC with Motorola's CommandCentral Aware software.

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Schaumburg, IL

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