Dec. 7, 2021

The Future of Policing

The Future of Policing

In episode 128 of the Futurized podcast, the topic is: The Future of Policing. Our guest is Rahul Sidhu, Co-Founder and CEO at SPIDR Tech.
In this conversation, they talk about police reform, law enforcement technology, politics, and how entrepreneurship...


In episode 128 of the Futurized podcast, the topic is: The Future of Policing. Our guest is Rahul Sidhu, Co-Founder and CEO at SPIDR Tech.

In this conversation, they talk about police reform, law enforcement technology, politics, and how entrepreneurship fits into the public safety space.

Trond's takeaway:

My observation is that police reform is generally and nearly always a good idea, since any public institution that carries guns needs to be constantly scrutinized. The prospect of law enforcement technology somehow making society safer is a notion with mixed merit. Technology, as always, is a double edged sword. What we gain in efficiency of force, we might lose in the time needed to process what occurred. However, it seems prudent to invest in applications that lets the public and the police stay in constant dialogue to avoid one way communication. The future of law enforcement surely includes technology and will require close oversight both by the institutions themselves, by government, and by citizens. We are nowhere near a world with no need for police forces, but we all deserve a fair shake when we are confronted by it, whether for routine infractions or when causing events that threaten public safety. For that, technology will be involved and will increasingly become more sophisticated, although undoubtedly, at times, will be stuck in bureaucracy, for which we all need to practice our patience.

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If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 76, The Future of Risk and Resilience], episode 66, The Serendipity of Social Innovation, or episode 103, The Future of Freedom. Hopefully, you'll find something awesome in these or other episodes. If so, do let us know by messaging us, we would love to share your thoughts with other listeners.

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Rahul Sidhu

Co Founder

Rahul Sidhu grew up with two main interests in his life, technology and public safety. He started his public safety career as an EMT and quickly promoted to Paramedic and Crew Chief while studying emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. After experiencing a series of harrowing incidents, including testifying against a Police Chief for abuse of authority and racial discrimination, Rahul made the decision to become a Police Officer in the Los Angeles area. His career in technology started even earlier than that. Rahul built his first video game when he was 14 years old, convincing over a dozen volunteer employees on the internet to help him build it. He later moved on to build his first start-up, which paid his way through college. He eventually merged his love for technology and public safety by founding SPIDR Tech in 2015. SPIDR Tech created the world's first automated customer service platform for public safety agencies. In the last 5 and a half years, Rahul has traveled to over 250 law enforcement agencies around the country to help them become transparent, accountable and service-oriented through technology-based processes. His combination of practical, in-field experiences, and nation-wide policing perspectives, have lead him to build a unique expertise around police reform around the country. His journey through the tech industry has always taught him how to build a venture-backable, profitable and scalable business in the technology space.