Public Safety Policy
Plano will enhance its present high quality public safety and public outreach initiatives to lower crime rates and sustain quality fire protection while providing greater services to the community.
Identify and prioritize projects for inclusion in Community Investment Program (CIP) fiscal year budget and future bond elections.
Respond to and prepare for continued increases in emergent and non-emergent medical responses, with consideration to the aging population, new senior living facilities, and the evolving socio-economics of the Plano community.
Meet the national standards for emergency response times for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) calls, fire calls, and police Priority 1 calls.
Recognize and strengthen the role of social networks in public safety through increasing lawful activity in public spaces and through information sharing.
Direct resources to education and prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Crime Watches, that encourage residents to be proactive regarding personal property and share responsibility for community safety.
Evaluate new technological advances and programs to modernize public safety efforts and provide efficient and effective services in the most cost effective manner.