Building Safe Neighborhoods

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Our communities must be places where people can live without fear of crime. The most effective crime prevention strategies is job creation.  Keeping people out of trouble with the law means putting them to work. Thus, any comprehensive solution to crime reduction must address the social issues that plague cities. Poverty, unemployment/underemployment, drug use and neighborhood revitalization and investments are key factors that must be addressed. These issues require long- and short-term solutions and must be accomplished in a comprehensive and systematic approach across multiple agencies and levels of government.


I have supported and will continue to support our law enforcement agencies, giving them the resources they need to crack down on the organized crime, drugs, and gang activity. Our families absolutely deserve safer neighborhoods, and I will not stop fighting to deliver them.