Cultivating a safe environment for our residents to thrive is paramount to maintaining a comfortable place to live, work, play, and visit.
With the recent rise of incidents in our city, creating a safe environment for our residents is paramount to maintaining a comfortable place to live, work, play, and visit. Bringing together the Public Safety Department, Public Safety Commission, outside security vendors, local Neighborhood Watch associations, local business owners, and city residents, along with our local law enforcement to collectively work towards improving the safety for all of our residents, neighbors, and visitors of West Hollywood must be a top priority.
The newly contracted by the city safety consultant must involve Neighborhood Watch captains, local leaders and city residents to provide feedback on community needs and public safety concerns when it comes to policing. The consultant should also collect input from a vendor that services the city with the Security Ambassador program. The collected data will help the city be better informed and effectively engage with LASD to make necessary changes in its training and policing tactics. Create programs that lead to better outcomes and save police officers' time and allow them to focus on other priorities, such as violent crimes and traffic violations and accidents.
Reshape our emergency response system
Expand the current Mental Evaluation Unit into a pilot program similar to the city of Denver
Increase funding to boost the amount of adequately trained staff in the Mental Evaluation Unit
Increase the number of bicycle and on-foot Security Ambassadors within all parts of the city to ensure public safety, especially in the evening hours and create a separate dispatch phone system
Connect our local police officers with our residents to regain trust and understand the issues of the community
Propose a similar to USC Blue Light Program (phones across the city in the parks, near busy neighborhoods and major intersections) directly connected to the security ambassadors office dispatch for escort requests or incident reports that are not police level occurrences
Crime Prevention will help to reduce sheriff emergency calls
Support existing and incoming substance abuse programs
Concerted effort to study criminal patterns, identify the root causes, and identify various vulnerabilities that directly affect public safety.
Continuous training and retraining of police officers with an emphasis on de-escalation tactics, eradication of racial profiling, and sensitivity training
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