Every person in every neighborhood of our city has the right be safe, free from shootings and violence, and comfortable to rise without fear of harm to themselves and their families. I believe strongly in a community policing model facilitated by improved relations between police and the people they are tasked to protect and serve. While relations have been at an all time low these last several years, they can begin to be mended through communication, shared respect, and understanding. This communication can only take place if police officers are not simply running from 911 call to 911 call, but have the time to listen, talk, even share a laugh with community members. By narrowing the beat of each individual officer, especially in areas experiencing upticks in violent crime and strained community/police relations we can foster improved relations, and allow officers to more fully do their jobs they were meant do.
“Every person in every neighborhood of our city has the right be safe.”