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According to Programmers, This is How Mark43 Delivers the Best Technology Experience Possible

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There are 10 types of people in the world – those who understand binary and those who don’t. If you laughed at that joke, you might be a programmer. Today we’re celebrating all of the programmers out there, especially those who make public safety technology more secure, reliable, and user-friendly. I recently sat down with…

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Mark43 and CIBRS: Law Enforcement Data Collection in California

California is not only the most populous state but also home to the most police officers in the U.S. That means on any given day, California likely has more individuals collecting crime data than anywhere else. For agencies using Mark43 RMS — which natively handles CIBRS reporting requirements — the time and resources needed to…

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TCOLE, TIBRS & More: Mark43 for Texas Agencies

Both large and small law enforcement agencies in Texas have to comply with state-specific requirements while on the job. Mark43 customers in Texas have inspired new features for our public safety platform, increasing the ease-of-use and seamless workflows for users. A few examples of these priorities include the features our team designed below.  TCOLE Stop…

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Dual-Cloud & Demographic Stop Reporting: Mark43 for Florida Agencies

Law enforcement and public safety technology cannot be one-size-fits-all. The Mark43 mission is to empower communities and their governments with new technologies that improve the safety and quality of life for all. Put into practice, our team spends dedicated time creating solutions that work for each of our customer agencies – not forcing them into…

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Organizations Bridging the Police-Community Gap

In recognition of Black History Month, we’re highlighting organizations that work tirelessly to improve the relationships between people of color and the law enforcement and public safety organizations in their communities. Learn more about each of them, and how you can support them, below.  The Center for Justice Research  The Center for Justice Research is…

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Color Accessibility Best Practices at Mark43

Why is accessibility important? Designing for accessibility for the visually impaired improves the usability for everyone that uses our product. The Mark43 platform is a mission-critical emergency response application and our users are often fit, healthy, and are not likely to have limited vision. However, they often suffer from poor lighting, bad monitors, eye strain,…

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Planning for Change in Public Safety – Part 3

This article is one of a 5 part series on Planning for Change in Public Safety. To read the series, please start with the Introduction,  Part 1, and Part 2. What if? Words that can lead directly to the enemy of any good project manager. Project Creep.  Project creep is when seemingly small changes are made…

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Configurability and Simplified Data Collection: Mark43 Stop Reporting

While “reactive policing” is defined by the response to crimes or calls-for-service, “proactive policing” refers to the strategic approach of preventing crimes before they occur.[efn_note]Paul A. Haskins, “Research Will Shape the Future of Proactive Policing,” October 24, 2019, https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/research-will-shape-future-proactive-policing [/efn_note] In principle, this latter approach emphasizes the identification and targeting of underlying forces that may…

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How We Continuously Innovate to Improve Public Safety for Everyone

When Mark43 first entered the world of policing technology, we, admittedly, weren’t sure what exact problem we were trying to solve. As founders, we learned about the crime-fighting capabilities of social network analysis in the Harvard engineering class where it became clear public safety tech wasn’t what we hoped it to be. We then dove…

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Planning for Change in Public Safety – Part 2

This article is one of a 5 part series on Planning for Change in Public Safety. To read the series, please start with the Introduction and Part 1. “What if?” The words anyone in charge of implementing change both loves and dreads. They can indicate an openness to new ideas and the potential for change.…

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