Public Safety 360°
Public Safety 360° is an initiative of the Ohio Mayors Alliance that brings mayors, police chiefs, and national experts together to learn about and build on successful public safety strategies in Ohio and across the country. Public Safety 360° will focus on local strategies to reduce violence and better address the variety of public safety needs in our communities. It will be led by Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, and the bipartisan co-chairs of the Mayors and Police Chiefs Leadership Committee, Beavercreek Mayor Bob Stone and Lima Mayor Sharetta Smith.
- We have held two virtual workshops as a part of our Public Safety 360 initiative led by Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, and the co-chairs of OMA’s Mayors & Police Chiefs Committee: Lima Mayor Sharetta Smith and Beavercreek Mayor Bob Stone in an effort to bring together mayors, police chiefs, and national experts to learn about and build on public safety strategies and practices.
- The first workshop was held on April 17, 2023 on the effective utilization of gun crime intelligence tools. The workshop included presentations on eTrace and NIBIN as well as Gun Crime Intelligence Centers (GCIC), tools used by law enforcement to trace firearms and ballistics used in gun crimes to solve these crimes in an efficient manner.
- The second workshop was held on June 28, 2023 on community-based violence reduction and prevention strategies. We discussed the importance of community-based intervention, as well as the importance of law enforcement getting to know the small percentage of at-risk community members in order to prevent and respond to crime. We then heard from Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz of Toledo on the Cure Violence Model that has been utilized in his city. As a result of this model combined with law enforcement efforts, homicides are down by half.