Public safety is the City’s first priority, and unfortunately, crime is still too high in many neighborhoods. As Mayor, I will promote a community centered, multi-faceted approach using modern policing strategies that focus on innovative and effective enforcement, prevention programs for our youth, and proactive problem solving. I will push for body cameras on all police officers to ensure the safety of our citizens and the officers who serve them. We must also do everything we can to recruit the best people to serve the City of Knoxville. I will be proactive in minority recruitment and will work to ensure strong community relationships, which will make all our neighborhoods safer.