"CREATE A CITY THAT IS SAFE FOR EVERYONE"
RJ's Pathway to the Future
PUBLIC SAFETY PLAN
To create a city that is safe for everyone, we must have a focus on the root causes of crime and violence and provide community-based public health and youth development programs.
To rebuild the trust of all communities in our Police Department, we must have an open dialogue between our communities and our Police as well as reform and accountability. Omaha’s fire department needs to be fully staffed and needs the necessary equipment to keep response times low and provide the best care and protection during emergencies. And our police officers need additional training and resources to do their job most effectively.
As mayor I will:
Increase evidence-based de-escalation and anti-bias training and incorporate it into the policy academy education
Roll out a crisis intervention program that will send social services unit to assist emergency responders for non-violent 911 calls
Increase support for P.A.C.E. programs and other community-building projects in Omaha
Invest in trauma-based crime prevention resources for Omaha youth