September 5, 2006 at 7:43 PM CDT - Updated July 10 at 10:17 PM
3. What changes will your administration bring to law enforcement to make Shreveport a safer city for all its citizens?
Arlena Acree I will implement mini-police substations in our neighborhoods utilizing our park buildings or community centers. We will also implement more community oriented policing and neighborhood assistant teams through out our city.
We must have a zero tolerance for crime and let the criminals know that they are not welcome in our city. We must allow our police officers to do their job and give them the tools and equipment to keep up with the latest technology. We also must do a better job in marketing to our citizens and our youth about programs and efforts that are available and keep a positive image that our policeman are here to protect us and they are our friends in the neighborhoods.
Madjun Ali Phase II Project: 1. A campaign "Respect for Law Enforcement Month"
2. Schools, churches, businesses, and local government participation
3. Ways and Means to create new ways for citizens to show their appreciation for the jobs that are already well done keeping Shreveport safe
4. Ways and Means to formulate next levels Peace and Security Plans for all parts of Shreveport. (Biochemical, Nuclear, Hurricane, tornadoes, flooding, storms, etc.) Timely evacuations.
Ed Bradley You get the law enforcement that you pay for. The Bradley administration will make sure that the men and women of the Shreveport Police Department is paid a professional salary and then demand that they provide our citizens a professional service. I will demand transparency and accountability. I will demand that our officers respect our citizens and I will urge and demand that our citizens respect our officers.
Henry Hodge-Bey The people of Shreveport must work closer with law enforcement.
Max Malone Zero tolerance for crime and prosecute to the fullest by having a city attorney that is tough on crime and is willing to prosecute those who break the law.
Liz Swaine Crime in our city in 2006 is trending at a 25-year low, but any crime is too much...even if it is historically low. We see crime on our local newscasts and read about it in the paper each day so it seems that it is all around us. However, if you ask friends and relatives I bet very few will say they have been crime victims. We must continue to be vigilant, however, and we must continue to give our police officers the equipment, training, education and support that they need to do their jobs. I support expanding our marked take-home car program to expand the visibility of our police force. Our initiatives to get neighborhoods involved are strong and should continue and possibly grow. Citizens should be updated on a regular basis on what the police department is doing and how their neighborhoods can play a role. Partnerships with other agencies---the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, Drug Enforcement Agency, Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office and others---help all of our budget dollars go farther and are extremely effective in getting criminals off the streets.