Chief John String on dynamic models of policing and public safety

Posted by: on July 21st, 2023

Chief John String is currently the Chief of Police at Narberth Borough in Montgomery County Pennsylvania. Among other topics we explore the intersection between public demand for officers to be more involved in mental health and outreach, and the preferences of the new generation of recruits.

Our conversation is wide ranging, so check out the show notes for more detail.

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[00:00:27] Changing retirement plans for officers.

[00:05:39] Professional growth in policing.

[00:08:47] Change in policing mindset.

[00:15:33] Transparency and video release policies.

[00:19:26] Rebuilding police trust.

[00:23:12] Privacy concerns with body cameras.

[00:24:30] Changing the conversation forward.

[00:29:20] The dark side of technology.

00:32:18] Managing technology in law enforcement.

[00:36:30] Hiring and recruiting in 2023.

[00:38:37] Education for police officers.

[00:42:49] Focusing on high liability areas.

[00:47:31] Interesting areas to explore.

[00:49:25] Relationship with police departments.

[00:53:03] Strained relationship with law enforcement.

[01:02:03] The hub model.

[01:04:10] Building a networked government.

[01:09:51] Policing and community adaptation.

[01:11:22] Funding and resource limitations.

[01:15:00] The future of policing.

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