IMPROVING PUBLIC SAFETY
Oxnard’s violent crime (homicide) rate nearly increased by 25% between 2016 and 2017. Violent crimes and drug-related offenses, in particular, have seen significant increases, which put our youth and communities at risk.
I stand firmly behind the dedicated work of our law enforcement officers. To better enable their success in the field, improvements in the way the city approaches mental health and criminal justice are warranted. As a councilman, I will commit to being a partner to law enforcement, providing leadership and working collaboratively to create an environment in which both families and growing businesses can feel safe to call Oxnard home.
Continue and expand Community Policing efforts.
Work with County Health Services & local non-profits.
Work to find additional funding for training and more support staff.