I have the compassion to do the job and the training to protect the victim, community, and myself while ensuring that all parties are treated with dignity and respect.
How do you define Community Safety? Everyone has a different idea depending on their own experience. They are all right. Remember Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs? You personally or collectively cannot be safe if basic needs are not met. Your community is only as strong as the weakest resident. We all have a part in ensuring our community safety is defined by compassion and hope.
This last year we have seen the safety of our community depend on…Masks, sanitizers, and distancing. For all those who lost someone to COVID-19, Alzheimer’s, serving our country, and the list goes on, I am sorry for your loss. I am also sorry for the added pain of not having a funeral, celebration of life, or even a milestone birthday get-together.
Caring about neighbors is the best proactive community safety action that everyone could do.
As for me, I will be there helping to build my community into the resilient city it is. All individuals have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. Offer help where needed. This is a basic human value that we all should live by.