Public Safety + Police Reform
It’s simple: We all need to feel safe on our streets, in our neighborhoods, in our homes- no matter what zip code you live in. Black Lives Matter. Kettling is unacceptable. If you break the rules, you get fired.
Driving down crime and police reform are not in conflict with one another
When we measure the right metrics, we can move from a warrior culture to a guardian mindset. When we enforce strict accountability, we can eliminate aggressive policing. When we address the primary socio-economic drivers of crime, we can make it easier for police and our communities to succeed.
But we need to get real about what it’s going to take to keep our communities safe and reform the NYPD. We need an experienced leader who is ready to work with the police union to get results. Kathryn is the only candidate that has the commitment and the experience to get it done. As the leader of a uniform agency with a 98% male force and law enforcement division, she was tough but fair–and fired Sanitation Workers that broke the rules. This is the kind of accountability we need to achieve real reform.
Right now we are seeing many retirements in the upper ranks at NYPD. A new commissioner will have the opportunity to reshape the culture. Our incoming recruits will be more diverse. But we can’t afford another day without action or accountability. Kathryn’s plan will drive down crime and restore trust in the NYPD.