Chesapeake is a city of 245,000 citizens, and recently voted as the to 10 safest cities in America. Like all cities, we are not immune to growing violence and random acts of terrorism that have been all to prevalent in recent years. However, we can be confident that our men and women in Public Safety have outstanding training, proper equipment, and outstanding leadership standing ready and able to meet these challenges. As your Mayor, I will continue to place the safety of our citizens first. I will continue to work with Chesapeake’s Police and Fire leadership to ensure that we are proactive in crime prevention. I will also ensure that our City Council is well informed regarding the potential for domestic or foreign terrorism in our region. Under my leadership, Chesapeake’s City Council will engage with federal, state and local leaders to ensure that all citizens can have the peace of mind in knowing that we are doing everything possible to keep Chesapeake safe.