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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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Recent

  • 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
Background

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…

  • Case Studies & Practices
What are the programs Goals?

Greater University Circle is a four-square-mile area in Cleveland that is home to Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals.  Together these neighborhood anchor institutions…

  • Case Studies & Practices
What are the target goals?

Housing programs in the City of Boston focus on efforts to educate new mortgage borrowers, support existing homeowners, mitigate foreclosures, and stabilize neighborhoods. The interlinked formula of education,…

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON - Following the release of the interim report outlining recommendations from President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Community Policing, National League of Cities (NLC) President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah issued…

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Press Release
  • Press Release

This week, shortly before adjourning, Congress passed a continuing resolution/omnibus measure to fund the bulk of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year, September 2015. The $1.1 trillion spending measure passed the…

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Press Release
  • CitiesSpeak

The tragic death of Thomas Duncan in a Dallas hospital reminds us of the severity of the disease, said President Obama, and that it must be taken seriously.

In a wide ranging conference call with city leaders from across the nation,…

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  • Press Release

Experts in the juvenile justice field and NLC are developing new resources to support effective information sharing among cities and partner agencies. Cities that effectively share information with partners in the juvenile justice system will…

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Press Release
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With the onset of tornado season and other hazardous weather events, U.S. Communities, NLC’s government purchasing cooperative, can provide timely and affordable products and solutions to help cities “weather the storm” and assist in recovery…

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is seeking public comment on two draft standards that address fire protection.  The 1710 Standard dealing with staffing and response times in career fire departments is under revision and a new…

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Press Release