Using Tech to Improve Police-Community Relations


Jeff Halstead

Fort Worth Police Department

Rahul Sidhu


Perry Tarrant

Seattle Police Department

How can law enforcement agencies leverage technology to improve residents’ experience, create positive police-resident interactions, and build community trust? The panelists are members from both the startup community and police departments who have partnered to do just that. We’ll cover topics like: serving residents as if they were your customers, giving officers better intelligence in the field to navigate situations involving people with mental illnesses, and storytelling with data.

*Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Government
Level: Advanced