Community Safety

A cartoon drawing of a multicultural community

Public Safety Innovation Workshop—On May 18, the City Council directed staff to begin testing and implementing nine high-priority projects intended to address local concerns raised during community conversations on policing and public safety.  One project already underway entails pairing behavioral health clinicians with district command patrol officers.  Other projects include:

  • 911 Dispatch Needs Assessment
  • Mobile Mental Health Response Teams
  • Hire a Behavioral Health Coordinator
  • Expand Shelter Options and Outreach
  • Expanded Use of Unarmed Community Service Officers
  • Neighborhood Participatory Budgeting
  • HPD Training Curriculum Review
  • Community Complaint Liaison