Californians want safe neighborhoods, schools, parks, playgrounds, roads and public gathering places. Californians deserve a comprehensive approach to achieving these goals that addresses the systemic issues that contribute to crime in neighborhoods and strives to ensure each interaction between public safety officers and the communities they serve be grounded in mutual respect.
All Californians must work collaboratively to create safer neighborhoods by preventing crime. School staff, mental health professionals, community-based organizations, clergy, neighborhood leaders, elected officials, and other stakeholders must provide programs and initiatives focused on healthier neighborhoods. Public safety officers must work collaboratively to prevent crime and to enforce the law in a safe and fair manner.