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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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Cities United Convenes Seventeen Mayors and Officials from 37 U.S. Municipalities in a Coordinated Effort to Stop the Violence that Kills 13 African American Men and Boys Every 24 Hours

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Jack Calhoun will serve as the lead facilitator for the interactive seminar, "Fostering Positive Police-Community Relations"  at the Congressional City Conference on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C. This NLC University…

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Due to the increased spotlight on recidivism and a growing consensus that children involved in juvenile court are at risk of worse life outcomes, many states and cities are investigating ways to remove children from juvenile court and provide…

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is seeking public input on a newly released proposed standard that focuses on fire prevention activities. City officials are encouraged to review and comment on the proposal to assess the…

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On January 11, National League of Cities President Marie Lopez Rogers wrote to Vice President Joseph Biden about the impact of gun violence on cities and towns across America.

"As you know, gun violence has become an all too common sight…

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This is one in a series of The Weekly articles drawing on the resources and successes of NLC's Corporate Partners.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, an NLC Corporate Partner, has become a go-to source for meeting the day-to-day mobility needs of…

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Washington, DC - The following statement is from Marie Lopez Rogers, President of the National League of Cities, Mayor,Avondale, AZ, in response to today's Vice President's call with Mayors from across the country regarding guns. The call came in…

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WASHINGTON, DC - The National League of Cities President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor of Avondale, AZ, releases the following statement in response to President Obama's call for new efforts to reduce gun violence:


"As clearly stated…

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Every day, a young person picks up a gun and shoots.  From 2008 to 2009, 5,740 children and teens died from guns in the United States —one child or teen every three hours, eight every day and 55 every week for two years.  Six…

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NLC's Public Safety and Crime Prevention Steering Committee met in Brea, CA, this past week, and left the meeting with proposals for new National Municipal Policy (NMP) on a host of issues, including Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and mental…

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