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Episode 5: How to Turn Police into Innovators with Chief Brandon del Pozo

Some police departments improve faster than others. To understand how police departments can create a space for innovation to appear, Pinpoint guest host Dr. Antonio Oftelie of Leadership for a Networked World asked Chief Brandon del Pozo about his experience leading the Burlington Police Department in Vermont. Using a Public Health Model It shouldn’t come…

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Episode 4: How Relational Policing is Saving Lives with Chief Art Acevedo

They say everything is bigger in Texas, except the police budgets. Houston, Texas is a policing challenge, to say the least. The city will soon be the third largest in the country. It has 500,000 more people than 20 years ago, but 300 fewer police officers. There are 20,000 registered gang members (and many more…

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Episode 3: How to Build A Positive Culture of Data and Analytics with Chief Jonathan Lewin

Leveraging data and analytics can be a powerful way to make communities safer. But police departments have to build a culture surrounding the use of data and analytics that involves the communities they are serving from day one. Jonathan Lewin is the Chief of the Chicago Police Department Bureau of Technical Services, and his department…

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Episode 2: How Holistic Policing is Improving Communities with Chief Carmen Best

The role of a police officer in the United States is more complex than it has ever been. That’s because these officers are being asked to be more involved in their communities by focusing on engagement rather than enforcement.   Carmen Best is the Chief of the Seattle Police Department and she describes this approach…

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