Public safety is one of two top priorities of mine along with public education. As our population continues to grow, we need to do the best job possible providing everyone a safe and secure home, neighborhood, and city. I strongly supported and voted for the additional five police patrol positions in the current budget. And I am prepared to vote for more resources and personnel in the future for both police and fire. New fire trucks and apparatus must continue to be addressed as well in future budgets. Providing top notch public safety services is a critical component to a well managed city.
The needs are great and the challenges are many. We are very fortunate to have strong leaders at the helm of our public safety departments, and solid hard-working men and women who dedicate their lives to making our city as safe as it can be. I will continue to be supportive of improvements in public safety efforts which result in making Haverhill as safe and secure as possible.