Tech Talk: Public Safety Tech Advances Connected Communities

11/10/2021 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm CST Virtual
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Event Start Date:
June 17, 2024
Event End Date:
June 17, 2024
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The challenges faced by Public Safety agencies have been compounded by recent pandemic pressures on budgets, social/political movements, police officer recruitment and retention crisis, elevated demand for transparency and accountability and, an ever-increasing demand for higher levels of service. Today there are billions of sensors, cameras, alarms, and switches in use but not connected in real-time to people and facilities who can act on the data being collected – this is referred to as “stranded data.”

Join us in conversation as we share real stories of how cities are using technology to improve safety & how enhanced safety services through improved community connectivity and real-time response will be a key element in the safe city movement. 

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Moderator- David Dombrowski, David Dombrowski is President and Founder of D5 Consulting. David is a strategic leader with over 30 years’ experience in the wireless industry mostly focusing on the Public Safety market. Nationally recognized among industry peers, he has a demonstrated track record of identifying and implementing new wireless solutions that fundamentally improve an organization’s operations. David is also a Partner at Imagine Wireless.

D5 Consulting is a public safety consulting agency specializing in advising first responder agencies on current and next generation critical communication technologies, including budgeting, planning and deployment strategies.

Panelist- Chrissie Coon, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Mutualink, Inc. Chrissie Coon is the Chief Customer Experience Officer for Mutualink, Inc., the leading technology provider for Public Safety communications solutions and Smart Cities technology. In her role, Ms. Coon is driving innovation to meet customers’ growing needs, elevate the customer experience, and build long-term, trusted relationships with customers.

Panelist – Lashinda T. Stair, Retired 1st Assitant Chief Detriot Officer. Linda T. Stair is a 25-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department, Stair has held the rank of Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Inspector, and Deputy Chief. Stair made history when she became the first member of the Detroit Police Department to be appointed to 1st Assistant Chief. During her tenure with the Detroit Police Department, Stair has held assignments at the First Precinct, Psychological Services, the Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO), the Human Resources Bureau, the Central District, the Training Center, the Support Services Bureau, the Neighborhood Policing Bureau and the Office of the Chief of Police.

Lashinda was named by FORBES Magazine one of the 2017 “Forty over Forty Women to Watch.” In 2019, she was called Role Model of the Year by Alternatives for Girls (A.F.G.) and received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Boy Scouts of America’s Workforce Development Exploring Program. 

On June 1, 2021, Stair retired after 25 years of dedicated service to the department and the citizens of Detroit and accepted a position in private industry with Motorola Solutions. 

Panelist – Jonathan Lewin, Senior Public Safety Advisor at the First Responder Network Authority, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. He worked briefly as Chief Information Officer for the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC after retiring as Chief of the Bureau of Technical Services and Chief Information Officer for the Chicago Police Department (CPD), where he served as a sworn member for over 28 years. 

Lewin served as a board member and past-Chair of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Law Enforcement Information Technology Section. He was appointed as the Major Cities Chiefs of Police representative on the Department of Homeland Security SAFECOM (public safety communications) Executive Committee and FirstNet’s Public Safety Advisory Council in 2017. At the request of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland, Lewin conducted a site visit to the Gardai and contributed to the Commission’s 2018 report. 

In 2019, he was named one of Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers for technology innovation, was awarded Technology Champion of the Year by NOBLE (the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives), and was a board member of the Gay Officers Action League (GOAL). Lewin earned a BS in Administration of Justice at Southern Illinois University, an MA in Public Policy at Northwestern University, and an MA in Security Studies at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School