Former federal and state prosecutor and nominee for Suffolk County executive Dave Calone released his Suffolk Forward plans to keep Suffolk safe.
“As a former federal prosecutor, I know what it takes to fight crime and keep families safe, and nothing is more important to me. I am proud of the comprehensive plan we are putting forward, which was built with collaborative input from law enforcement and advocacy groups. Even more, I look forward to getting into office and using my law enforcement know-how to implement it, so all Suffolk families are and feel safe,” he said ahead of rolling out his plans.
Calone’s eight-pillar proposal covers a broad range of issue-areas, including school safety, robustly funding law enforcement, employing tools and technology to support officers, combating addiction, preventing gun violence, and pushing back when ideas from Albany or D.C. are wrong for Suffolk County.
The eight pillars:
1. Protect our schools and kids by implementing proactive safeguards.
2. Continue to recruit and retain world-class law enforcement officers, ensuring optimal staffing levels across departments.
3. Build community trust through robust training, accountability, and transparency.
4. Equip officers with 21st-century tools and technology to strengthen and modernize county law enforcement and empower them to better fight and prevent crime.
5. Combat addiction and address mental health issues.
6. Keep guns away from dangerous criminals.
7. Fight the root causes of crime by improving education, affordability, and job access.
8. Pressure Albany to pass New York State laws that keep Long Island safe.
You can read Calone’s full plan online here: www.caloneforsuffolk.com/safety-plan.
If elected, Calone would be the first former prosecutor to be county executive. Calone served as both a federal prosecutor and New York State Special Assistant Attorney General. You can learn more online at www.caloneforsuffolk.com.