WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Toledo is one of twelve cities to be selected to receive assistance as part of the newly created National Public Safety Partnership. The partnership provides a framework for enhanced federal support of state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecutors, specifically regarding gun crime, drug trafficking, and gang violence. More information on the program is available here.
“It goes without saying that violent crime is a problem that many communities grapple with,” said Latta. “It inflicts a sense of a fear in residents, it can remove the feeling of safety in our neighborhoods, and of course, it often results in devastating injuries and the senseless loss of life,” said Latta. “The National Public Safety Partnership will be a valuable resource for local law enforcement as they implement proven strategies in Toledo to help combat violent crime. Coupled with the professionalism and dedication of the police officers in Northwest Ohio, the help from the Department of Justice and other federal agencies will aid in efforts to keep the community safe from violence. I applaud the DOJ’s decision and thank the administration for their leadership on this important issue.”