My top priority is to keep the City of Cypress a safe place in which to live, work and play. I have worked on behalf of Cypress Public Safety for 25 years.
I worked with the Police Department to increase assistance with school traffic, worked with our City and the Anaheim Union High School District to get a traffic signal installed on Orange Avenue, and worked with community partners to develop emergency response plans. I have worked to reduce violence towards youth with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the North Orange County Public Safety Task Force. I have participated in the School Attendance Review Board with Cypress School District and Cypress Police Department. My hands-on approach includes personally reaching out to families that live in motels and shelters to ensure they have access to resources that prevent risky and dangerous behavior and help them improve their lives. I established our local Community Connections program to identify and refer families to local agencies for food, clothing rent assistance, counseling and additional services.
Cypress Police Department
I support the existing community-oriented policing philosophy adopted by our City Council and implemented by our Police Department which has built a strong partnership between the residents and our police department.
· Promotes safe, secure neighborhoods and commercial zones which are free of crime and or the fear of crime, and absent of blight that breeds crime.
· Promotes citizen involvement in partnership to resolve those problems and conflicts which adversely affect the quality of life in our community
· Enhances communication between the citizens of our community, the Department, and the local government in general.
It is critical that we continue to provide our Police Officers with the on-going training and the tools necessary to ensure our Police Officers can protect us and themselves. And we must ensure that our Police Department is able to recruit and retain our high-caliber officers who protect and serve the the City of Cypress.
Orange County Fire Authority
My grandfather was a firefighter in Boston in the 1930’s. He became disabled and eventually lost his life due to an injury sustained on the job. Fortunately, training, equipment and facilities have improved greatly since then.
Cypress has access to state-of-the-art fire protection and medical emergency services through participation in the Orange County Fire Authority. OCFA combines the resources of 23 cities in Orange County to provide the resources and training to protect our firefighters and our community.
I strongly support OCFA and our firefighters at Station 17 located on the corner of Moody Street and Cerritos Avenue. I have worked with them during building inspections and have seen them in action during a fire as well as medical emergencies. Their calm professionalism and skilled handling of these situations was deeply appreciated.