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As a former law enforcement official of 22 years and the only city elected official who has a policing background, I am intimately aware of the need to make sure our neighborhoods, public spaces, and families are safe. Securing this public safety is a fundamental requirement of good government.

During my tenure at Borough Hall, I have spearheaded efforts to improve NYPD-community relations, hosted a forum on emergency preparedness, and advocated for expanding subway Wi-Fi service based on public safety needs. I had legislation introduced on my behalf at the state level to enhance penalties for trespassing on critical infrastructure like the Brooklyn Bridge, increase penalties for ownership of an illegal firearm in homes where a child under the age of fourteen resides, and to expand the mandatory child abuse reporting requirements to subcontractors who work in venues in shelters.