Our region continues to be challenged by a high crime rate and gang violence. It is imperative that we use sufficient resources to fully staff our local law enforcement agencies and provide them with the capability they need to keep our streets safe. I have brought back federal funding to help hire more local law enforcement personnel and have worked closely with law enforcement agencies at all levels to provide any assistance my office can offer
Improving our crime rate is one of my highest priorities.
Having safe communities is critical to grow our local economy and attract new businesses to our area. Improving our crime rate is one of my highest priorities, and I will continue to partner not only with law enforcement agencies but with local non-profit groups, faith-based groups, and others to accomplish this goal.