Improving public safety is a top priority for the city. As an ANC Commissioner, I have worked with the Metropolitan Police Department and other agencies on critical, public-safety issues.

As your Ward 2 Councilmember, I will: 

  • Conduct regular neighborhood safety walks with MPD and appropriate District agencies to address community concerns and issues that impact Ward 2 neighborhoods!
  • Explore the feasibility of taking over the management of the courts and criminal justice system from the federal government.
  • Work to fund programs that use public health approaches to prevent violence and reduce incarceration.
  • Support stronger mental health and substance abuse treatment and services.
  • Audit the number of streetlights and improve lighting in the Ward.
  • Improve the enforcement and prosecution of hate crimes in the District.
  • Require MPD officers to have cultural competence and diversity training and certification every two years.
  • Increase outreach from the District of Columbia Community College to offer online classes to those who are incarcerated and those who are recently released.
  • Support greater collaboration between the D.C. Department of Corrections and programs such as the D.C. Infrastructure Academy to provide more vocational and career opportunities for returning citizens.
  • Replace the aging D.C. Jail with a new, modern facility that will focus on health, wellness and rehabilitation.

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Paid for by Fanning for Ward 2, Robin Diener, Treasurer. A copy of our report is filed with the Office of Campaign Finance of the Government of the District of Columbia.

John Fanning for Ward 2
Campaign Office
1418 14th Street N.W., Third Floor
Washington, DC 20005

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