The way forward for public security expertise

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Throughout this webinar, an knowledgeable panel mentioned the outcomes of the second annual Verizon Frontline Public Security Communications survey and what the responses of greater than 2,000 first responders inform us in regards to the significance of quick, dependable and safe communications expertise to the success of any emergency response effort in addition to how public security communications expertise has developed.

Audio system additionally mentioned how the pace and reliability of 5G helps rework the general public security panorama and the improvements and capabilities it’s serving to allow.

Lastly, these three distinguished leaders on this planet of public security talked about how they’ve seen public security communications expertise develop all through their careers and the way they really feel expertise will assist form the way forward for public security operations, enabling first responders to do their jobs extra safely and effectively.


“I preferred that the dialogue was coming from a number of view factors.”

“An partaking dialogue with panel experience and necessary subjects for consideration of how present and future applied sciences play an element in safety and emergency response.”

“Actual life audio system speaking about their private experiences in relation to using expertise within the area.”



From left to right: Cory Davis (moderator), Kara Kalkbrenner, Karen Tandy and Sandy Jo MacArthur

From left to proper: Cory Davis (moderator), Kara Kalkbrenner, Karen Tandy and Sandy Jo MacArthur

Cory Davis, Assistant Vice President, Verizon Frontline

Cory has practically 20 years of superior wi-fi expertise and public security management expertise. Presently, he serves because the Assistant Vice President of Verizon Frontline. His crew companions with public security and public sector companies nationwide to assist them keep related, innovate, plan for the longer term, mitigate ache factors and put together for instances of disaster and emergencies.

Kara Kalkbrenner, Former Chief, Phoenix Fireplace Division

A local Phoenician, Fireplace Chief Kara Kalkbrenner joined the Phoenix Fireplace Division in 1985. Throughout her 37-plus years of service, she held the ranks of Fireplace Engineer, Fireplace Captain, Division Chief, Deputy Chief and Govt Assistant Chief of Administration.

Chief Kalkbrenner was one in every of solely six feminine Fireplace Chiefs of enormous metropolitan fireplace departments within the nation. Her philosophy is that public directors are neighborhood stakeholders and play an integral function in shaping the communities the place they work and reside. Chief Kalkbrenner led 2,300 members and oversaw an working finances of greater than $550 million {dollars}, fastidiously stewarding taxpayer {dollars} and metropolis sources whereas serving as Phoenix Fireplace Division’s Fireplace Chief.

Chief Kalkbrenner holds an affiliate’s diploma in fireplace science from Phoenix School, a bachelor’s diploma in fireplace service administration from Ottawa College and is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate Faculty. She has served as an adjunct teacher for the Fireplace Companies program at Maricopa County Group Schools.

Karen Tandy, Former Administrator, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Member, Homeland Safety Advisory Council and Fee on Combating Artificial Opioid Trafficking

Karen P. Tandy has greater than 40 years of management expertise in the private and non-private sectors with government board expertise serving on for-profit and nonprofit boards. She heads a authorities affairs consulting agency within the Washington, D.C., space.

Ms. Tandy was appointed by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the primary feminine to move the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the place she managed a $2.4 billion finances and roughly 11,000 workers in 86 international places of work from 2003 to 2007. Throughout her tenure, the DEA dismantled 80% extra vital drug-trafficking organizations, contributing to a 23% discount in teen drug use and the bottom stage of office drug use in virtually 20 years.

Ms. Tandy was appointed by the U.S. Congress to the Fee on Combating Artificial Opioid Trafficking in 2020. She is Chair of the Board of Administrators of the Nationwide Middle for Lacking and Exploited Youngsters, beforehand main its legislation enforcement operations committee. She is also a member of the U.S. Division of Homeland Safety Advisory Council (DHS HSAC). Ms. Tandy is a lawyer admitted to the state bars of Texas and Virginia, and is the Founder and Principal of KPT Consulting, LLC. She resides in northern Virginia.

Sandy Jo MacArthur, First Responder Coaching and Training Marketing consultant, Former Assistant Chief, Workplace of Administrative Companies, Los Angeles Police Division (LAPD), and Former Captain, Civil Rights Integrity Division, LAPD

Sandy Jo MacArthur has a profession in policing spanning over 40 years with the LAPD, 35 of which had been full-time and 5 as a reserve officer. She attained the rank of Assistant Chief earlier than her retirement in 2015 and continues to work with the Coaching and Training Division. Her expertise consists of area operations, finances, expertise, 9-1-1 middle, personnel hiring and promotions, police coaching and worker wellness. Her experience consists of dealing with circumstances involving individuals with psychological sickness; disaster intervention techniques; use-of-force coaching, talent growth and adjudication; human relations and sources; variety and discrimination; battle administration; curriculum design; and coaching supply.

Ms. MacArthur at present works with the Los Angeles District Legal professional’s Workplace because the Psychological Well being Coaching Coordinator, instructing legislation enforcement officers from all through the county de-escalation expertise when dealing with requires service involving individuals with psychological sickness. She is an adjunct professor on the Pepperdine College Faculty of Legislation instructing mediation and the psychology of battle. She additionally consults with legislation enforcement companies throughout the nation. She additionally works with the College of Chicago Crime Lab aiding with a number of initiatives pertaining to the Chicago Police Division, together with worker wellness, early intervention applications and varied coaching for in-service personnel.

Ms. MacArthur obtained a bachelor’s diploma in prison justice from Arizona State College in 1980, a grasp’s diploma in behavioral science, specializing in negotiations and battle administration, from California State College, Dominguez Hills in 1997, and is at present pursuing her doctorate in psychology.

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