SAFER SCHOOLS, SAFER NEIGHBORHOODS

 
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One of the most pressing needs we face is the safety of our children while in our schools. I will partner with the schools and the state, to develop a plan to add additional safety resources to support our schools. 

 
 

I will accelerate the hiring of additional police officers to stem the very undesirable increases in response times we've experienced in Chandler and to expand community-based policing programs.

 

I will continue to make public safety a top priority and will ensure we have top-notch police, fire, and emergency personnel.

During my previous terms on the City Council, we added several new police substations and fire stations.  These new facilities have helped to reduce response time and put more public safety units closer to your homes and businesses.

However, we are woefully behind in hiring additional police officers. Our number of sworn officers is less than it was five years ago when I left the City Council, yet our population has continued to increase since that time.

I will accelerate the hiring of additional police officers to keep up with the demand for services.