Public Safety Policy

Plano will enhance its present high quality public safety and public outreach initiatives to lower crime rates and sustain quality fire protection while providing greater services to the community.

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  1. Actions
  2. Status Details


Implement the strategic plans for Police and Fire-Rescue and update every five years.
Recurring and On Track
Provide yearly updates to City Council and the public for police and fire-rescue services.
Recurring and On Track
Identify and prioritize projects for inclusion in Community Investment Program (CIP) fiscal year budget and future bond elections.
On Track
Annually meet with the Planning Department to evaluate population growth and changing demographics in order to effectively maintain fire service coverage and police services at the highest level.
Recurring and On Track
Respond to and prepare for continued increases in emergent and non-emergent medical responses, with consideration to the aging population, new senior living facilities, and the evolving socio-economics of the Plano community.
Recurring and On Track
Meet the national standards for emergency response times for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) calls, fire calls, and police Priority 1 calls.
Recurring and On Track
Recognize and strengthen the role of social networks in public safety through increasing lawful activity in public spaces and through information sharing.
Recurring and On Track
Direct resources to education and prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Crime Watches, that encourage residents to be proactive regarding personal property and share responsibility for community safety.
In Progress
Evaluate new technological advances and programs to modernize public safety efforts and provide efficient and effective services in the most cost effective manner.
Recurring and On Track

View a table of all of the Comprehensive Plan's actions here.