- Our city needs to be safe and clean to feel safe and clean. With a reduction in city staff and current vacancies in the Santa Monica Police Department, we need to turn this around by ensuring that adequate funding is available from the general fund, tax measures and/or other state and federal sources.
- The first 3 things I will focus on in order to improve public safety are:
1.) Recruitment of more officers so that we have a full
department of 221 sworn officers.
2.) Broad community support for our police in order to increase
morale which will ultimately assist with recruiting.
3.) Cutting edge technologies like cameras and drones which will
help the police in situations when it's crowded and/or hard to
- Our regional neighbors face many of the same issues. I want to further explore trying new and proven approaches to public safety that have been successful in other communities, while adhering to our values as Santa Monicans. One preventative measure is to put out messaging that it is NOT okay to come to Santa Monica to commit crimes.