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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 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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Against the backdrop of revitalization efforts resulting from Hurricane Katrina, over a 150 conference attendees and colleagues of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) assembled for this year's Annual NBC-LEO Summer…

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Excerpted from a recent report by Officer Rich Lopez, Salinas, Calif.:

"Christian had expressed a desire to get a job.  We found that an auto body shop on East Alisal Street, a block away from his house, would…

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by Michael Karpman

NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF) and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency have released the 25th and final bulletin of the California Cities Gang Prevention Network, a 13-city initiative…

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"Mother on crack. Dad was my role model, a bad one. Followed him. Just got tired. Too many friends getting killed," said one panelist when asked why he first got involved in a gang and then turned his life around to…

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