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City launches public safety listening session

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 by Tai Moses

When do we need the police to respond? What kinds of incidents merit a non-police response? What other resources does the community need to ensure public safety for all? To answer these questions and others, city leaders have launched an online listening session to encourage Austinites to share their thoughts and opinions on reimagining public safety. The session, which is intended for individuals, offers half a dozen real-life public safety scenarios followed by two sets of questions. The first set of questions encourages respondents to think about the issues; the second set of questions asks for feedback. The session raises thoughtful questions about police response, the definition of public safety and the need for alternative community resources. Start the listening session here.

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