STAMFORD, Conn. -- David Martin, Democratic candidate for Stamford mayor, has outlined his plan to improve safety in the city, if elected.
After touring the Stamford EMS, the 911 Dispatch Center and participated in the Stamford Police’s Ride-Along Program, Martin issued a news release about his five-step plan.
In the release, Martin said he plans to put more officers on the street, with greater neighborhood involvement; bring 21st Century technology to the city’s law enforcement, including modernizing Stamford's 911 system; increase enforcement in Stamford's parks so they can be enjoyed by all city residents; stop crime before it starts by investing in programs that serve the city's youth; and to resolve long-standing issues between city and volunteer firefighters.
“I will be a mayor who will be there for our police officers, firefighters, paramedics and the many volunteers who put themselves in harm’s way,” he said in the statement. “We need a new style of leadership, and, as Mayor, I will continue my visits to the front lines and actively work with our public safety officials to move us forward.”
Martin, a member of the Stamford Board of Finance, will run against State Rep. William Tong (D-147 Stamford, Darien) in a Democratic primary on Sept. 10 for the right to be on the ballot in November.