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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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  • 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

This is a guest…

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
  • CitiesSpeak

The most notable success was achieved thanks to a considerable push from city and county leaders during the last days of the Congressional session.

Opioid overdoses and deaths continue to be the leading cause of accidental death in…

Seattle
Seattle
  • CitiesSpeak

Reacting to the evidence that the overuse of jails harms people, families, and communities, and is simultaneously bad for local budgets, public safety, and community-police relations, cities across the country are developing and implementing…

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Getty images
  • CitiesSpeak

Clutter, code enforcement, and safety regulations are simply distractions. Here’s how city leaders can prevent tragedies like the Ghost Ship fire in their own communities.

The tragedy of the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland…

warehouse
warehouse
  • CitiesSpeak

The city of McAllen’s awareness campaign is a story of local partnerships in action.

This is a guest post by Veronica Whitacre.

After four tragic deaths across South Texas, leaders from the city of McAllen, Texas, partnered with…

Biker
Biker
  • Case Studies & Practices

Background

North Dakota's endless cornfields have provided the perfect means of escape for fleeing suspects in police chases. Police in North Dakota sought help using unmanned aerial vehicles, UAV's commonly known as pilotless drones. The…

  • Case Studies & Practices

What are the goals for the initiative?

The Town of Clifton Forge, Virginia is in the western part of the state near West Virginia. The rural Allegany Highlands features some of the most beautiful forest lands interspersed with lakes…

  • Research Report

City officials play significant roles in promoting transparency and fostering trust between the community and law enforcement agencies. This guide is designed for local elected leaders offering guidance on how law enforcement officials can…