No This clearly is in need of further study, but re-allocation of police resources to match challenges to
the safety of City residents must be a key part of the program. See #72
No I support working with the Fire and Police departments to ensure resources are properly allocated and procedures are refined to increase the response time for 911 services.
No The Chicago Police Department sets the policies for how to categorize ad respond to 911 calls. Over the years, there have been many complaints about the responsiveness of the system. Despite million of dollars of investments, there is still a lack of trust and faith in the
responsiveness of the system, its efficiency and it’s policies. As recently as a year ago, even a police officer waited eight minutes for 911 to dispatch assistance after he called to report he was being shot at by gang members. In recent months, Chicago Alderman have reported that a leading complaint among constituents is lack of response or slow response to emergency calls. I believe that the response requires collaboration and open discussion with communities on policy, and a re-allocation of resources. First, there clearly must be improved communication with communities to discuss how emergency response policies are categorized. In addition, the number of police officers in the city is low, and we must hire police as part of a broader crime prevention strategy.
No Flex districts which allow Beat officers in neighboring districts to lend a hand when necessary.
No I am committed to putting more police officers on the street to improve public safety overall and
improve 911 response time in particular. I will seek to realign the police department to shift some internal resources away from desk jobs to put more police on the beat. And I will find new revenue to fill a number of vacant slots.
No HIRE MORE POLICE OFFICERS