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Public Safety

Public safety is one of the core roles of local government. Our work covers a range of issues: disaster preparedness and relief, community policing, terrorism – domestic and international, gun control measures, and more.

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  • Press Release

Annual “State of the Cities” Report Finds Mayors Expanding Leadership Roles to Fight Attacks on Local Control, Address Top Issues for Cities

WASHINGTON — May 24, 2017 — A comprehensive analysis of mayoral state…

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SOTC Banner Image
  • Case Studies & Practices
What are the goals of the program?

In December 2013, realizing that the issue of firearm violence rates in the City of Wilmington, especially among youth, was becoming a crisis situation, the city leaders requested that the Centers for Disease…

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — April 26, 2017 — Yesterday, a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for Northern California issued a ruling nationwide that blocks the Trump administration from enforcing an executive order passed in January, which would strip…

San Francisco from the Bay
San Francisco from the Bay
  • Case Studies & Practices

What are the goals of the program?

Orlando's Parramore neighborhood is mostly populated by people of color, especially African Americans. Upward of 70 percent of Parramore's children live in poverty and 47 percent of neighborhood…

  • Case Studies & Practices
What are the target goals and outcomes?

Data compiled by the Tucson Police Department (TPD) indicated a pattern of decision making by patrol offices that resulted in more arrests of youth of color rather than referrals to specialized diversion…

  • Press Release

Attorney General Sessions to Address more than 2,000 City Officials and Other Delegates March 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — February 24, 2017 — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will deliver remarks to more than 2,000 local…

DoJ Building in Washington, DC
DoJ Building in Washington, DC
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — February 10, 2017 — On Thursday, President Donald J. Trump signed a series of executive orders addressing law enforcement and public safety. The executive orders direct Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint individuals to a…

The White House at dusk
The White House at dusk
  • CitiesSpeak

"FirstNet is the first effort I know of where cross disciplines – police, fire, EMS, mayors, city councils – have all been united." -Tom Sorley, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Houston, Texas

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photo - As Cities Become ‘Smart’, Public Safety Looks to FirstNet for Priority Broadband
photo - As Cities Become ‘Smart’, Public Safety Looks to FirstNet for Priority Broadband
  • CitiesSpeak

“Public safety will certainly be at the forefront of many of the issues that both the new administration and Congress address.”

Every week leading up to the Congressional City…

photo - Meet Your City Public Safety Advocate
photo - Meet Your City Public Safety Advocate
  • CitiesSpeak

An attempt to shift the federal responsibility of enforcing federal immigration laws to local governments is an unfunded mandate that diverts critical resources from local government programs.

This post was co-…

photo - The Federal Government Needs to Fix the Immigration System — Not Cities
photo - The Federal Government Needs to Fix the Immigration System — Not Cities