Attack Crime From All Sides

RESTORE TRUST BY REFORMING APD TOP TO BOTTOM
Take better care of our front-line officers including showing them the respect and fairness they deserve for the hard jobs they do. Restore fair, objective, and transparent promotional tracks for front line officers.

INSTITUTE REAL COMMUNITY POLICING
Get cops out of cars and on bikes and on foot and in trusted communication with neighborhoods. Get at least 400 well-qualified, community policing-proven new officers on our streets to enable actual community policing. Push police paperwork activities from city into the community spaces.

FINISH DOJ EFFORTS AND TAKE BACK OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT
Change the culture away from the “warrior” mentality that has plagued the department and eroded public trust and trust between officers to a “guardian” mentality. Remove the internal investigations, legal, and procurement departments from the functions of APD to provide greater oversight and accountability. Add ”teeth” to the policy oversight commission with real oversight powers. Lastly, given basic management tenets regarding turning around failing organizations in any organization, and the skyrocketing crime and other problems we are familiar with, the current management team must be replaced by a new team of leaders committed to the ideas outlined above.

CONNECT HEALTH, HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS
Create community paramedicine and engagement teams to bring aid directly to street corners, homes, and public spaces throughout the city. Prioritize anti-poverty, behavioral and mental health, diversion, and more ‘housing first’ programs in coordination with the county. Support other agencies and fund addiction treatment, poverty alleviation, and anti-domestic violence programs to reduce recidivism so we can reduce crime in the first place.

FIND COMMON-SENSE SOLUTIONS TO GUN VIOLENCE
A vision for a safe, inclusive, and innovative city must include common-sense gun laws. Albuquerque is too familiar with the toll that gun violence can take on a community. We must face the challenges of gun violence head on by holding accountable irresponsible gun dealers and straw purchasers when they break the law, and extending background checks to apply to all gun sales, including those conducted by unlicensed sellers. The threat of illegal guns is a threat to public safety and I will support local, state, and federal regulations that target the trafficking of illegal guns. While respecting the 2nd Amendment, we must also find common-sense solutions to decrease the escalating epidemic of gun violence and protect our children and families and all Albuquerque residents.