JUST & EFFECTIVE POLICING
Atlanta needs to address a rapidly growing crime rate.
To do that we need to adjust our thinking and take action on the underlying issues that contribute to our policing issues. We can blame the police or we can help them. As District 5's City Council representative Mandy will:
Make sure that we get our police staffing numbers up to the 2000 officers we budgeted for and need to have.
Put a stronger focus on training and de-escalation tactics to decrease incidents of excessive force.
To help the police respond where they are needed most Mandy will coordinate with Police Alternatives and Diversion (PAD) and groups like it to respond to situations where police presence is too much.
Ensure we have more mental health care workers available to support the efforts of the police department.
Just and effective policing means supporting our police officers: better and more consistent training, increased numbers of officers and a more well-rounded supporting infrastructure of specialized community works is the only solution.