My father and grandfather were both police officers, so I understand the value placed on maintaining a safe community. All Holyoke residents deserve to feel safe and protected in all neighborhoods across the city. We need budget conscious, evidence-based approaches to reducing crime and improving the safety and well-being of our residents.
WHAT I’VE DONE
Advocated for community policing models, inquired about the level of police department militarization, and called for independent review of police department structure, policies, and practices.
AS MAYOR I WILL
Ensure that the police department is employing the most cost-effective strategies to reduce crime, reign in overtime costs, and empower a citizen’s commission to ensure transparency and accountability.