Public safety is the single most important matter that affects our community. Families need to feel safe in their homes and where they shop. I seek to make obtaining a law enforcement substation a priority. Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is contracted for our law enforcement services but their workstation is in Jurupa Valley. I would like to keep our deputies in our community from the beginning of their shift, to the end of their shift. A substation can be the home to numerous law enforcement enhancement programs including the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a Citizens on Patrol (COP) program, and youth leadership and mentoring programs such as a law enforcement Explorer post. Our community wants to take an active role in keeping our city safe, and a law enforcement home is the next step in that process.
California’s AB109, Prop 47, Prop 57, and other early release programs have made it even more challenging for local governments to maintain public safety. We have seen nationwide what can happen when we do not have strong public safety minded leaders at City Hall. We need strong leadership for the future as we navigate these challenges, and creative ideas that can enhance our public safety mission.