Demands are being made to reform police departments
Every Community wants protection, prevention, public safety, and policing.
Efforts in some states & cities to defund & reduce police departments have failed.
Instead several cities have created public safety departments, combining all city services.
There is no real need to defund the budgets of local police & law enforcement.
What seems a better way to go for cities is instead create public safety departments.
The new consolidated protective services includes police, fire, & emergency medical services into one dept.
Using Cross training and coordinated functions this integration of departments is working. Budgets are one for all departments
Don’t defund Police budget, Instead combine police, fire, and public safety department.
Call the new integrated civic protection group. “Public Safety”.
Best example of how this would work is Sunnyvale, CA Dept of Public Safety.
Provides 3 services; Fire, police & emergency medical services.
There is much controversy now about defunding the budgets of police departments.
The solution may be to not defund but rather move funds, officials, and functions to one agency or department.
Then modify, adapt, and allocate resources to attain public safety, law and order, and community stability,
This change seems logical and easy on the surface but it will require vision, leadership, and some police departments to change and be more transparent.