Entries by GovThink


What Happens If You Call 911 and No One Picks Up…

The hiring and retention of qualified dispatchers across the country has become a serious problem. Many centers are staffed at half the target number of employees, prompting an unfathomable question – what happens if you call 911 and no one picks up? Two former dispatchers are working hard to ensure that doesn’t happen. Lori Henricksen […]

What Does the 2020 U.S. Census Mean for Cities?

The 2020 U.S. census promises to be a cliffhanger for anyone who plans, manages or governs an American city or is thinking of moving to one.  As the nation recovered from the Great Recession that began in 2007-2008, the American city experienced a regrowth. In 2013, the Census Bureau reported 2.3 million more people living […]


How Local Government is Increasing Citizen Engagement

It is important that municipalities keep up with citizen expectations when it comes to interacting with government services. Most citizens want the same level of sophistication and expediency they experience with their smartphones as they do when applying for a government permit. Watch how technology has been enabled local governments to drive citizen engagement within […]


What You Get by Saying Yes to Interoperability

There is no resource more valuable during an emergency than time. Whether it’s an active shooter, cardiac arrest or a drowning, every second matters – the quicker emergency responders can arrive on scene, the higher the chance more lives can be saved. Millions of calls come in every year to public safety agencies, but due […]


Law Enforcement on Successfully Transitioning to NIBRS

Law enforcement agencies across the country will be required to comply with the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) as of January 1, 2021.  Transitioning to NIBRS will bring about some challenges, though it will ultimately provide agencies with numerous benefits that will help create safer communities. Watch now to see what law enforcement leaders have […]


How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Local Government

Artificial intelligence is changing local government. More and more municipalities are uncovering the benefits that AI can bring to everyday workflows. Listen to what finance leaders within local governments have to say about how AI can help municipalities operate more efficiently, analyze data faster and ultimately, help improve the lives of their citizens.