National League of Cities Public Safety Steering Committee Passes Resolution on Body Worn Cameras
Posted by Councilmember Englander on September 25, 2015 at 12:00 PM
This week, I attended the National League of Cities (NLC) 2015 Public Safety & Crime Prevention (PSCP) Steering Committee, which I have been appointed to for the past two years, held in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The PSCP committee is responsible for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, municipal fire policy, juvenile justice, disaster preparedness and relief, homeland security, domestic terrorism, court systems and gun control.
I was proud to lead the discussion on the implementation of on-officer cameras nationwide and improving community policing through technology. The PSCP Committee passed a resolution urging the federal government to assist local municipalities in implementing on-officer camera technologies nationwide by providing sufficient funding, equipment, training and data storage.
The NLC is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States. Its mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance. The NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns throughout the country.
For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees.
-Mitchell Englander, Chair of the Public Safety Committee