Safe in Your Own Neighborhood

If Oregonians don’t feel safe in their own neighborhoods, then their elected representatives have failed them.

I plan on issuing an executive order making the declaration and funding for the formation of a new state office for gun violence prevention. It’s time we prioritize our safety.
— Suppress gun crimes from high-risk adults and youth.
— Adopting violence prevention services such as street-based violence intervention.
— Emotional or trauma-related therapy and recovery services.
After school
and summer programming to increase youth school attendance and reduce contact with the criminal justice system.

The future of Crime Prevention Technology will be Transformational.

As your governor I am going to be using innovative technology to battle crime. What this will allow for is more accountability, safer neighborhoods, fewer avoidable deaths and stopping more criminals in their tracks.

Please read about my vision for The Future Of Crime Prevention.

Unlicensed gun owners

If you can spend the time to get a drivers license then you can spend time getting a gun license. It’s time for accountability.
Furthermore, those who sell unlicensed guns…they too need to be held accountable, regardless if it’s an individual or a licensed gun retailer. Getting more unlicensed guns off the street will be a solid step towards more safety.

Police Support

Let it be known that I fully support our police and do not want to defund or abolish them. They put their lives in harms way everyday to protect my family and yours. The more protected they feel out on the streets the less of a shaky trigger finger they will have. So let’s think of ideas to help protect them. One of the more exciting developments taking shape is the development of a sophisticated Smart Belt. The gear they wear should be more advanced. Deploying smart robotics in a potentially dangerous scenario can also limit the risks officers take.

Police accountability

Though I do fully support the police, I also support police accountability. They have a lot of power. Misuse of that power has created so much distrust from within the community.
From the moment they walk out of their police vehicle there needs to be an enhanced body camera worn by all officers. Cameras need to always be on, with an in-depth microphone as well.
We need to phase out guns as their automatic default weapon. There are much less lethal weapons that can quickly stop a criminal in their tracks.

Technology to fight crime

Gunshot detection isn’t in use by many police departments, but it can be a very helpful way to monitor for gunshots in specific areas.
Using mapping and electronic sensors, gunshot detection allows officers to respond immediately and accurately.

Automatic License Plate Scanner: The same technology that enables toll collectors to automatically scan and collect your license plate #’s is now being used by police for a variety of law enforcement purposes, from identifying stolen cars to catching up with people who have active warrants or monitoring “Amber Alerts.”

Electronic monitoring systems. The concept of house arrest is nothing new, but technological advances are making it a more workable option. When criminals are prosecuted for minor offenses, and they present no risk to the community, using electronic monitoring systems to allow them to serve their punishment at home has some benefits. Low-level offenders need not be in prison. Prison hardens people.