Gov. Bill Haslam Thursday announced a plan for the next few years that he hopes will improve public safety across the state.
According to Haslam’s office, the plan — which consists of 11 objectives and 40 "action steps" — aims to reduce drug abuse and trafficking, violent crime, and the state’s rate of repeat offenders.
A committee made up of representatives from 11 state agencies and dubbed the Public Safety Subcabinet Working Group submitted the plan “after months of meetings with more than 300 public safety professionals and stakeholders across the state,” a release from Haslam's office stated.
The governor called the plan “a detailed road map that addresses some of our toughest safety challenges.” Officials hoped to roll out about 20 steps of the plan this year. Some of which include:
Some steps in the plan already underway include: