05. Public Safety and Security
The highest priority for city government is the safety and security of its residents and their property. I have taken a proactive approach to help our exceptional police and fire departments keep our neighborhoods and communities safe and secure. We have worked together to identify and implement the newest approaches to effective crime prevention and pursuit of offenders, and to increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of emergency services.
I have brought residents, business owners and the police together to collaborate to improve public safety in our city. We have restored four police officer positions that were eliminated in the 2008 recession to the Peninsula enforcement team to work together to reduce crime in our community. With over 10 million visitors a year to Newport Beach, we need to ensure that our safety and quality of life remain an attraction.