My vision for public and community safety is a holistic support system. One major focus for me is community policing, starting with building community policing centers across the city. Now more than ever our police
and fire personnel should be there if you need them, and citizens should have more opportunity to build personal relationships with those who protect us. When you or your family need emergency services, you should have an immediate response, along with knowing those public safety representatives on a first name basis.
My vision for community safety includes more mental health services, more intervention services, more de-escalation training, more general community services. This community-based mindset–paired with focused crime solving aimed at major bad actors–leads to better community services and offerings and a more vibrant, safer place to live, work and play. For decades, we’ve had a dilapidated police station that doesn’t function as a community policing center. I am proud that this council and I have made it a priority to finally build a place where public safety services and community engagement are a priority in our city. We look forward to a grand opening in the summer of 2023!
Well-rounded community safety efforts also include more mental health services, more intervention services, more de-escalation training, and more general services. This community-based mindset leads to better community offerings and a more vibrant, safer place to live, work, and play.