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Issue Position: Public Safety

Issue Position


Tom Barrett -- A Real Record of Working Communities Safer

Tom Barrett has a proven record of working with public safety officials to deliver results that make Wisconsin a safer place for citizens to live, work, and play.

Thanks to the efforts of Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn, violent rime over the past two years has declined by 25% -- with a 20% reduction in overall crime. Homicides remain at the lowest levels in nearly 25 years and these trends are continuing.

Under Tom Barrett's leadership as mayor, the City of Milwaukee has also experienced a record low fire fatality rate, and enjoys nationally recognized paramedic service. Fire service response times continue to surpass the national standard.

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