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City Inside/Out: Seattle's recent efforts to improve public safety
City Inside/Out: Seattle's Crisis Response
12/3/202129:25

Seattle is trying to improve public safety by changing its approach, in the aftermath of calls for police reform and racial justice. From moving its 911 call center to a new department to creating new behavioral health teams, the city is investing in community-centered solutions in its crisis response. Staffing shortages and a social services system that's overwhelmed are making the new effort challenging.

Guests:

Mark Baird, Chief Operating Officer, Seattle Police Dept. 

Brandie Flood, Director of Community Justice, REACH

Councilmember Lisa Herbold, Seattle City Council

Chris Lombard, Interim Director, Community Safety & Communications Center 

Daniel Malone, Executive Director, Downtown Emergency Service Center

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