Pinpoint is a podcast dedicated to the latest trends and issues in public safety technology. Hosted by the co-founders of Mark43, this show brings a behind-the-scenes look at how today’s public safety leaders are navigating the ever-changing world of technology and data in order to keep their communities safe.Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Mark43, Inc.. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by Mark43, Inc. employees are those of the employees and do not necessarily reflect the view of Mark43, Inc.
30: Technology and The Future of Policing w/ Nick Ashton
It’s no secret that times are tense right now, especially in the United States. In the wake of a year that saw a pandemic sweep across the country, along with racial tensions, not to mention a contentious election, tensions are high.
And few places highlight that tension more than the public attitudes towards law enforcement. No matter which side of the discussion you may find yourself drawn towards, we can all agree on at least this one thing: being a law enforcement officer is a difficult job.
On this episode of Pinpoint, we talk with Nick Ashton. Nick is a former member of the Metropolitan Police of London, and is currently the Executive Vice President of Entrical, a communications and security company.
Throughout our discussion, Nick highlighted:
The evolution of law enforcement over the past fifty years
Why we need neighborhood and community policing
How policing will change moving into 2021
How agencies and departments can use technology to better allow them to serve their communities.
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Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Mark43, Inc.. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by Mark43, Inc. employees are those of the employees and do not necessarily reflect the view of Mark43, Inc.
29: Women in Firefighting: The Frametown Story w/ Scotty Dunlap
It’s no secret that in most of the country, firefighting is a largely male-dominated occupation. In fact, nationally women compromise only 11% of the volunteer fire service. But not so in Frametown, West Virginia. In fact, in Frametown, the volunteer fire service is nearly 60% composed of females. This caught the attention of our guest on this episode of Pinpoint, Scotty Dunlap, who is a PhD, and a professor at Eastern Kentucky University. Scotty was curious not only about why this fire department was made up of such a high number of women, but wanted to hear their stories, and help other fire departments around the country learn to implement their strategies. On this episode we talk all about: -What drove Scotty to devote his time to producing a documentary about women in firefighting -What it is that makes the Frametown Fire Department so special -How other agencies can implement the same model -His plans for a follow up documentary For every episode, click here. For Apple Podcasts users, use this link. Suggest Pinpoint podcast topics at email@example.com.
28: A Transformational Policing Model Based on Community & Education w/ Dr. Tommy Tunson
Imagine that you were stopped as a robbery suspect by the police as a teenager. They beat you up, called you the N-word, and took you to jail without booking you. How likely are you to commit your life to law enforcement? (Actually, 100%, if you’re today’s guest.) In this episode, I interview Dr. Tommy Tunson, Director of Public Safety Training at Bakersfield College, about his transformational policing model. What we talked about: -Change in America comes slowly, but it comes from leadership -The 2 prongs of the transformational policing model — one involves C4 -What police officers & community leaders discover about each other when they communicate Check out these resources we mentioned during the podcast: -Dr. Tunson’s book, The C.O.P., is forthcoming soon! This post was taken from a Pinpoint podcast interview with Dr. Tommy Tunson of Bakersfield College. To find every episode, click here. Or, for Apple Podcasts users, you can also use this link.
27: Counterterrorism with Minimal Use of Force w/ Dr. Ahmet Yayla
Arrest a teen, and his family members are instantly primed for radicalization and terrorist recruitment. It's not because they believe in a radical ideology; it's because they love their families. Recruitment is a process. The question facing us, then, is, how can we interrupt that process and decrease the numbers of new recruits into terrorist organizations, leading to smaller and less powerful terror groups? On this episode of Pinpoint, we sit down with Dr. Ahmet Yayla, director of the Center for Homeland Security and assistant professor of homeland security at DeSales University. Dr. Yayla also spent 20 years in counterterrorism with the Turkish National Police We discussed such topics as: -Potent techniques for interrupting the terrorist recruitment process -How terrorists recruit new members through social networking -Solutions for outwitting terrorist recruiters on social media For every episode, click here. For Apple Podcasts users, use this link. Suggest Pinpoint podcast topics at firstname.lastname@example.org.
26: Law Enforcement & Mental Health w/ Carrie Steiner
We can all agree that mental health is important. Today, more than ever, it seems like mental health is being pushed to the foreground in a lot of conversations. Major companies all over the world are offering their employees subscriptions to mental health resources, counseling, meditation apps, and even providing on-site meditation and mindfulness classes. It’s clear that mental health is crucial to the workforce. However, it seems like one industry that has been slow to destigmatize mental health issues, and that is law enforcement. On this episode of Pinpoint, we sit down with Carrie Steiner. Carrie is a licensed clinical psychologist, and the founder of First Responder's Wellness Center. We talked all about -Why law enforcement can be such a traumatic experience -Why mental health stigma is slowly fading away in the community -Why treatment is becoming more commonplace. For every episode, click here. For Apple Podcasts users, use this link. Suggest Pinpoint podcast topics at email@example.com.
25: Drones & Public Safety w/ Romeo Durscher
Let’s talk about drones. It seems like these days (at least pre-COVID19,) you can’t go to a park or public event without seeing those buzzing things flying overhead. They’re taking pictures & videos, & a lot of businesses are utilizing drones. Marketing agencies, sports leagues, real-estate firms, they’re all using drones. But what about from a public health and safety standpoint? How are drones helping, or hurting, the public safety specifically here in the United States? Are they helping? Should we all get rid of those flying toys? On this episode of Pinpoint we talked to Romeo Durscher. Romeo is the Sr. Director of Public Safety Integration at DJI, a world leader in advanced drone technology. We talked with Romeo all about: -How drone technology had advanced in the last 10 years -Why more and more public safety agencies are utilizing drones -How drones have helped during the COVID-19 pandemic For every episode, click here. For Apple Podcasts users, use this link. Suggest Pinpoint podcast topics at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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