SDI Employee Spotlight – Kristin Landstrom

With summer sunshine around the corner, we shine our employee spotlight on Kristin Landstrom. Gain insights from Kristin, the dynamic force driving positive change as she transitioned from Project Manager to Vice President of Public Safety at SDI Presence.  

How did you get your start here at SDI? 

I worked for a consulting firm that was acquired by SDI in 2017. 

What is your current role? 

I am the Vice President of Public Safety my team consists of 11 full time consultants. I am also a full time Project Manager at a large western statewide highway patrol. 

What are some of the more significant changes you have seen in the IT industry as a whole since you started? 

Gravitation towards the cloud. The apprehension amongst public safety entities due to security concerns seems to be shifting as more agencies gain confidence in the government cloud space.  

What is your perspective on the industry and its future?  

The public safety industry is constantly evolving as new technologies and practices emerge. Some trends that may shape the future of the public safety industry include:  

  1. Increased use of technology:   Technology is playing an increasingly important role in public safety, from enhanced communication systems to advanced data analytics and predictive policing tools.  
  2. Emphasis on community policing: Law enforcement agencies are recognizing the importance of building strong relationships with the communities they serve. This involves a shift towards community policing and a focus on building trust and collaboration. 
  3. Greater emphasis on mental health: The public safety industry recognizes the importance of addressing mental health issues in the community. This includes providing support and resources for individuals in crisis and training for law enforcement and emergency responders to handle mental health situations. 
  4. Continued focus on emergency preparedness: Natural disasters, cyber attacks, and other emergencies can strike at any time. The public safety industry will continue to prioritize emergency preparedness and response efforts to minimize these events’ impact.  
  5. Increased use of drones: Drones are becoming an increasingly popular tool for law enforcement and public safety agencies—they can be used for search and rescue operations, surveillance, disaster response, and so much more.  

Overall, the future of the public safety industry will likely be shaped by a combination of advancements in technology, community-focused approaches, and a continued emphasis on emergency preparedness. 

What have been your biggest accomplishments on our team? 

I am proud that just a few years ago, I have grown serving as a full time Project Manager and have been promoted to a Delivery Executive/Vice President role. It is an exciting challenge and opportunity for continued professional growth while helping my team reach their professional goals as well. 

How do you describe what you do for a living to family and friends?  

I help law enforcement agencies select and implement technology solutions that lead to improved public safety outcomes such as Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) systems, Radio Console Systems, 9-1-1 systems, long term audio logging systems, etc. 

How do you wind down after work?  

I love to spend time with my husband and our dog Kyla Ren (She was born on May 4th), wine tasting with friends, and scuba diving in exotic locations. 

What’s something that has surprised you about your chosen career path?  

I am not a particularly technical person, yet I have had success in a technical field. I attribute this to my curiosity and my ability to work with almost anyone. 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?  

When times get tough, hang in there, challenges are usually temporary and there is always something to learn from them. 

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