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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

A new report on the opioid epidemic issued today by the National League of Cities (NLC) and National Association of Counties (NACo) brings the knowledge and experience of city and county leaders to peers in local government…

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Opioid
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For the third consecutive year, economic development remained the top issue for the nation's mayors, according to a comprehensive analysis of mayoral state of the city speeches released today by the National League of Cities(NLC). In the 2016…

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  • Case Studies & Practices

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…

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Do curfew laws really protect city youth and increase public safety? This is the first of two blog posts on curfew within a broader series on opportunities for municipal leadership in juvenile justice reform.

This is a guest post by Sana…

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curfew
  • Press Release

New cooperative purchasing effort to offer public agencies access to lifesaving medications

WASHINGTON—In conjunction with President Obama's announcement of local, state and federal…

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Press Release
  • Case Studies & Practices

What are the goals of the program?

In 2006, the City of Richmond, California experienced more than 40 homicides. The national average for a city the size of Richmond (approximately 100,000 people) is six. In the aftermath, the city…

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WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, June 17, a white gunman shot and killed nine parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

The following statement may be attributed to the National League of Cities:

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Press Release
  • Press Release

As part of its bold $75 million Safety and Justice Challenge to change the way America thinks about and uses jails, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation recently announced the 20 jurisdictions selected to…

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  • Case Studies & Practices
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Realizing that a highly educated city creates the most economic opportunity, the Mayor's Office of Louisville Metro has organized strong partnerships between stakeholders in business, government, and education to increase the number…