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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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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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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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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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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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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

New Orleans, La. -…

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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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