Improving Safety in Our Neighborhoods

Click here to read the details of Linda's plan to improve safety.

Every resident of the District of Columbia should feel safe and secure in his or her home, on public transportation, in shopping and entertainment areas, and in our neighborhoods.

We must make more progress in making every neighborhood safer. One murder is one too many.

As Mayor, I will put the police in the neighborhoods where they belong and focus on community policing that works. I will engage residents to build a cooperative relationship with the police to help keep their communities safer. I will give police officers the support and the tools they need to do their jobs, including a new forensic lab so we can solve crimes quicker and get the criminals off the streets. I will build on my relationships with the many federal protective forces in our city to maximize the efficiency and reach of our police.

Residents must be free from worry when they walk home from a bus stop or grocery store or take a walk in their neighborhoods.

When I am Mayor, my administration will:

REDUCE CRIME AND MAKE OUR STREETS AND NEIGHBORHOODS SAFER

  • Direct neighborhood deployment of police officers so residents feel safe and secure no matter where they live or work
  • Initiate “Elder Justice” program to prevent elder abuse and neglect and examine criminal penalties to make sure they fit the crime
  • Improve closure rates with a new forensics lab and other criminal state-of-the-art technologies
  • Continue support for safe and secure neighborhood centers and related law enforcement support services, particularly in areas where this redevelopment has been slow or unavailable
  • Help police officers live in the neighborhoods where they work with credit enhancement and mortgage assistance programs
  • Expand our programs to prevent juvenile crime

DEMAND QUICK, EFFECTIVE AND ACOUNTABLE EMERGENCY RESPONSE

  • Reduce the average emergency wait-time for ambulance and first-aid care
  • Step up assistance to victims of crime by increasing the effectiveness of the Crime Victims Office

OFFER PAST OFFENDERS A REAL OPPORTUNITY FOR PRODUCTIVE LIFE

  • Work with the faith-based community and other community providers to ensure that past offenders have the guidance, resources and tools necessary to lead productive lives
  • Create opportunities for enhanced training, education and responsibility for offenders currently incarcerated
  • Provide basic health examinations prior to release of offenders into society

BETTER PREPARE THE DISTRICT FOR EMERGENCIES

  • Take responsibility to prepare the District; significantly expand investment in our local Emergency Management Agency to enhance our preparedness for large scale emergencies
  • Fight for our fair share of Homeland Security resources to make sure we are prepared for any emergency

Click here to read the details of Linda's plan to improve safety.

 

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