Responding to Current Public Safety Challenges in Cities

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The COPS Office recently released this publication summarizing a leadership meeting between local government and law enforcement. 

In March 2022, 50 mayors, police chiefs and other representatives of law enforcement executive organizations met at the Winter Leadership Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors to discuss the cooperation necessary between local government and law enforcement to keep cities safe.

Topics included ordinances, technology options, and community interventions and other initiatives to respond to and reduce gun violence; officer recruitment and retention issues; the use of co-responder models to improve response to people experiencing behavioral health crises; and police reform initiatives. This publication is a summary of that session.

A copy of this publication can be downloaded at