safety is my number one priority. I want you to know that we will curb the
number of guns in our community; arrest people using guns in our community;
and work with all our partners to make sure we are preventing crime before
it happens, but also holding people accountable who are making communities
less safe for women, our children, our brothers and sons, and our families.
are throwing every resource at the rise in violent crime in DC, and we will
keep pushing on all fronts until we see positive results. We will continue
·More focused deployment of MPD in
areas with elevated gun activity, including strategic use of overtime. The
data shows us that targeted efforts like the Summer and Fall
Crime Prevention Initiatives work to drive down crime.
·More hiring of DC residents to become
DC police by increasing funding for MPD hiring and the MPD Cadet Corps
Program. Today, I introduced legislation to make more DC residents eligible
for the Cadet Program.
·More intelligence-based policing
strategies that help us get to guns before they are used in crimes. We will
continue to work with federal law enforcement partners to enhance and
expand our capabilities to track and identify illegal guns and get them out
of the hands of those intending to do harm.
has upended so much in our lives, including the very fragile public safety
ecosystem in our community. Getting back to normal operations in
our courts, jail, parole and probation agencies, and job training programs
will also tilt the scale toward safer communities. Know that I wake up every
morning focused on the safety of our city and willing to create or expand
any program that will make our neighborhoods safer.
the good ideas coming our way, and let’s continue to stick together until
we flatten this curve too.