Public Safety Workforce Blogs

2023 Public Safety Trends Recap and How Agencies Adapted

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Jan 15, 2024 10:15:29 AM

As we step into 2024, it’s important to review the major public safety trends that shaped 2023. The past year was marked by several significant challenges, including workforce shortages, an intensified focus on mental health, expanded adoption of technological solutions, and a drive toward enhanced data transparency. 

 

Despite the hurdles of 2023, many proactive measures adopted by public safety last year will be paving the way for how they navigate through the ongoing challenges ahead this year. 

Let's take a look at a few of these.

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Hurricane Preparedness and the Crucial Role of Public Safety Responders

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Sep 12, 2023 12:46:51 PM

The onset of another hurricane season is a stark reminder of nature's unpredictable fury. Standing between the public and the chaos are our steadfast public safety agencies. From law enforcement, firefighters and dispatchers to emergency medical services, these dedicated professionals play an invaluable role in community disaster management. Let's explore how these agencies' year-round efforts in preparing for and responding to natural disasters—particularly hurricanes—benefit all of our communities.

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Public Safety Budget Planning After an Unpredictable Year

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Oct 7, 2020 5:27:04 PM

 

If 2020 has taught us one thing, it’s that the future is unpredictable. Public safety agencies have always operated amid uncertainty. COVID-19, however, is placing an unprecedented strain on resources, both by necessitating additional expenditures and interrupting revenue streams. This creates an unprecedented challenge as organizations try to anticipate their needs and plan for the coming year.

Now is the time for agencies to monitor where their budgets have been so they can better plan where they'll be going. Using technology, such as data-driven analytics that provide actionable insights, can be incredibly valuable. Whether the data revolves around the cost for personnel, equipment or responding to COVID-19 calls, looking backward can provide justifications when looking forward. As we're approaching 2021, let's take a look at some of the strategies public safety agencies are using to plan for next year's budgets. 

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