City Hall, New York, USA, September 01, 2023 – Mayor Eric Adams delivers remarks at Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Philip Banks public safety briefing with DOE Chancellor David Banks and New York City Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Edward Caban today at City Hall in New York City. Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire
Ladies and gentlemen,
Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us today at City Hall for this important public safety briefing. I want to extend a warm welcome to Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Philip Banks, DOE Chancellor David Banks, and NYPD Commissioner Edward Caban. Your dedication to the safety and well-being of our great city is truly commendable.
Today, we come together to discuss a matter of paramount importance: the safety of our fellow New Yorkers. It’s no secret that our city has faced numerous challenges, but together, we have always risen above them. We are here to ensure that we continue to build a safer and more secure New York for all.
As your mayor, my top priority is to create an environment where every resident feels safe and protected, whether they are walking our streets, attending school, or simply going about their daily lives. I firmly believe that public safety is the cornerstone of a thriving and prosperous city, and we are committed to upholding that standard.
We have some of the finest professionals in the field with us today. Deputy Mayor Philip Banks, who has a wealth of experience in public safety, has been a driving force behind our efforts to strengthen the safety nets in our communities. Chancellor David Banks, a dedicated advocate for our students, plays a pivotal role in ensuring that our schools are safe and nurturing environments for our children. And Commissioner Edward Caban, at the helm of the NYPD, is working tirelessly to uphold law and order in our city.
Together, we will tackle the challenges that lie ahead. We will enhance community policing efforts, strengthen collaboration between agencies, and invest in initiatives that address the root causes of crime. Our goal is to create an environment where our residents can thrive, our businesses can prosper, and our children can grow up in a city that values their safety above all else.
I want to emphasize that this is a shared responsibility. Safety is not just the job of our dedicated public safety officials; it’s a responsibility that rests with each and every one of us. Together, we can make New York City an even safer and more welcoming place for all.
In the coming weeks and months, we will be unveiling a comprehensive plan that outlines our vision for public safety in this great city. We will engage with communities, listen to your concerns, and work together to implement effective strategies that reflect the needs and aspirations of all New Yorkers.
Let me conclude by saying that, in the spirit of unity and collaboration, we are ready to face the challenges that lie ahead. I have unwavering faith in the resilience and spirit of our city, and together, we will build a safer, stronger, and more vibrant New York.
Thank you, and God bless you all.
Source: Mayors Office and EuropaNewswire