I am committed to stronger public safety. As a veteran, I understand the need for effective law enforcement and a secure community.
Public safety is the number one responsibility of the city to its residents and businesses. I am committed to making sure new city resources are used to boost our efforts for a safer community. Homelessness, mental health, drug abuse, and sex trafficking are all serious concerns of our citizens and I will actively pursue solutions to these issues.
Right now we need a safe and secure city. We need a coordinated effort between the city, county, and nonprofit leadership to help solve the homeless and mental health issues. Our police department needs lower response times, so citizens and businesses know help is on the way. Serious repeat offenders need to be jailed to make our community safer. Those who sell hard drugs to our young people need to know they face serious consequences, and at the same time individuals suffering from addiction need more opportunities for rehabilitation.
- Lower Response Times - Hire back community service officers to handle low level calls and to support patrol officers.
- Drug Enforcement/Sex Trafficking - Ensure that both the gang unit task force and the narcotics task force have the resources they need to protect the city from drug dealers, gangs, and sex-trafficking.
- Mental Health – Ensure all patrol officers are trained in crisis management so those in need of mental health services can find the help they need instead of going to jail.
- Homelessness – Coordinate and collaborate with the county and non-profit community to find effective solutions to address homelessness.
Public safety is our most critical issue, and the future health and success of our city depends on it. I am committed to a safer and more secure city for our residents, businesses, and for our children.