Public Safety: Job One
After more than six years of serving as your Chief of Police (with 27 years total service as a police leader), I know that we cannot have a prosperous Lawrence unless it continues to be a safe place to live, work, and raise a family, for everyone, at all times.
Our Fire Department has seen massive city investments in facilities, equipment, vehicles, training, and staffing levels in the past eight years, all leading to response times that are well under the national average, and a reduced rate of injuries to our brave firefighters and medics. The Lawrence Fire Department is second to none, from the newest hires to upper leadership. Professionalism is the name of their game!
These successful priorities will remain of utmost importance under my administration because no community can thrive without well-funded public safety personnel and operations.