Sunday, May 22, 2016

Virginia Korte-Community Policing Improves Our Quality of Life

Scottsdale is not only one of the safest cities in the Valley or even Arizona – it is also one of the safest cities in the entire country.

Obviously, the police officers patrolling our streets and responding to our calls should receive most of the credit for keeping crime under control.   Citizens also play a critical role in keeping our city safe.  When we are vigilant and looking out for one another we avoid becoming victims.

I doubt that there is a city anywhere in the country that enjoys a better working relationship between its citizens and police department than
Scottsdale.  We should be proud of that and not take the relationship for granted.

Last week I voted with the majority of the City Council to provide the SPD with additional personnel.  That will ensure the department runs as efficiently as possible minimizing the need for and cost of overtime.  The 2016-2017 fiscal budget will not be finalized until next month.  When it is, it will include funding to help address our downtown parking limits and improve dispatching officers and records processing, which in turn will support our patrol officers.
Everyday the men and women of our police department are prepared to risk their lives to keep our families safe.  That is why they have earned our respect.  They also deserve our continued help and support whenever they need it.
Earlier this week I filed my nominating petitions with our Scottsdale City Clerk Carolyn Jagger.  Thank you to the 1,651 citizens who signed.

PS:  To learn more about my campaign, I invite you to visit my website While there, please consider donating to my campaign.  It’s easy – just click the “donate” button and follow the instructions.
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