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How They Did It – Modernizing Police Reporting with the San Antonio Police Department

With residents demanding more transparency and responsiveness, many police departments across the country are considering new digital tools to provide better services and operate more efficiently. But what problems do these new tools actually solve? How do they get implemented? What are the results? Deputy Chief Karen Falks will share the challenges San Antonio Police…

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Community Safety Fellows: Tomorrow’s Public Safety Leaders

several community members gather to form the shape of a shield with a few members standing outside the gathering

Mark43 is committed to amplifying unheard voices. To that end, this summer we launched a brand new fellowship program. Our inaugural class of Community Safety Fellows brought together four students from diverse backgrounds to identify problems facing communities and offer solutions.  Police-community problem-solving. Fellows were given a simple prompt: “How can first responders and communities…

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Trading One Uniform for the Next: Veterans Serving as First Responders

In front of a deep orange sunset, silhouettes of armed forces members wait in a line to board a large military aircraft

On this Veterans and Remembrance Day, we honor and appreciate the military members, past and present, who have served their country during times of war or peace. Globally known as Armistice Day, November 11th commemorates the signing of the treaty that ended World War I. This day is special to Mark43 as we have been…

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Episode 1: Mayor Sylvester Turner

Stephanie Rawlings talks with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner about the challenges he faces as Mayor of the nation’s fourth-largest city. Now serving his 2nd term, Mayor Turner has managed significant challenges, including leading Houston’s response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and responding to national unrest and calls for improving community/police relations. Mayor Sylvester discusses these challenges,…

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