State Officials Share Gov. Haslam’s New Public Safety Action Plan

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – From Memphis to the Scenic City, officials with the Tennessee Dept. of Safety and Homeland Security  are traveling through major cities in our state to share Gov. Haslam’s new Public Safety Action Plan.

The plan is broken into five specific steps, to fight on-going Homeland Security challenges, starting with longer jail time for those who commit serious crimes. “Another part of the plan deals with providing more assistance to victims of crime, in particular domestic violence victims and human trafficking victims,” said Bill Gibbons, commissioner of state Homeland Security.

Gibbsons said the new structure will also help first-responders deal with extreme situations, especially after the July 16th attacks last Summer. “Of course you saw that here in Chattanooga last year,” said Gibbsons, “With the very very unfortunate shooting. We realize that we’ve got to be proactive as a state in trying to meet those challenges.”

The department also offers an extensive active shooter training program to city and public safety employees, free of charge.

Categories: Chattanooga, Crime, Hamilton County, Local News

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