The 2022 Public Safety Summit
Leading into the Emerging Future
When & Where
April 22-24, 2022
Harvard University | Cambridge, MA

About the Summit


The future of policing is emerging all around us. Rapidly evolving public demands, powerful social and digital technologies, and new methods of engaging with the community are upending past practices in policing and opening up entirely new models of community safety. Now is the time for public safety leaders to not just respond to change – but lead into the emerging future.

Leading into the future of public safety will mean embracing disruption and activist voices, designing new policing services, and building agility and wellness into organizational culture. And perhaps, most importantly, ensuring progress will require leaders to foster the energy, creativity, and endurance within themselves and their teams to press ahead in the face of complexity and uncertainty. In essence, this moment in policing presents the challenge of a lifetime.

To help forward-thinking leaders address this momentous time, Leadership for a Networked World at Harvard University, in collaboration with Mark43, are convening public safety and justice leaders along with leading academics and industry experts for the sixth annual Public Safety Summit on April 22-24, 2022 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Together, we will learn and share ideas on transforming public safety and address two overarching strategic questions:

  • How much change is needed? As public safety leaders respond to calls for reform, how can emerging operating models, partnerships, and digital technologies not only create capacity for new levels of trust and legitimacy but also improve officer effectiveness and wellness?
  • How quickly should we change? As leaders decide on the degree of innovation and change necessary to respond to public demands, how can people, teams, and overall organizational culture become more resilient, agile, and capable of pacing the speed of transformation?

This Summit will bring together innovative and progressive police chiefs, sheriffs, commissioners, and other senior-level officials to learn and share ideas on how to not only respond to broadening responsibilities more efficiently and effectively but also lead into the emerging future.

Who Should Attend?

Summit participants are senior-level public safety executives (Chief, Commissioner, Superintendent, Sheriff, etc.) in function, as well as “Chief Transformation Officers” in practice, who seek to improve organizational performance in the near term and redesign public safety for the long term.

Admission & Participation

The Summit is an invitation-only program for senior-most officials in public safety. Other applicants will be reviewed and accepted on a case-by-case basis, and according in part, to space availability. This event is supported by the hosting and collaborating organizations, so there is no tuition or fee to attend. Travel and hotel arrangements, and related expenses, are the responsibility of individual participants.

Robert Contee
Police Chief
Washington D.C. Police Department

Lamar A. Davis
Louisiana State Police

Eddie Garcia
Police Chief
Dallas Police Department

Michael Harrison
Police Commissioner
Baltimore Police Department

Michel Moore
Police Chief
Los Angeles Police Department

Cornelia Sigworth
Associate Deputy Director
Bureau of Justice Assistance

Jeri Williams
Police Chief
Phoenix Police Department

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Mark43 builds the world’s most powerful public safety CAD, RMS, analytics, and property and evidence platform. Public safety has changed in the last 30 years. Technology vendors haven’t. Mark43 provides a refreshing, proven, enterprise implementation experience and product for any agency, with a special competency for major agencies. The cloud-based products are built only with the most modern technologies and are constantly updated, guaranteeing that the platform always outpaces the rest of the market. In addition to offering the leading public safety technology platform, Mark43 also offers industry-leading customer care. With comprehensive implementation, launch, and sustainment support, Mark43 ensures every customer is cared for no matter the circumstances.

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