ALBANY MAYOR JERRY JENNINGS. POLICE CHIEF JIM TUFFEY AND APD START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT.
Public Safety, in our homes, neighborhoods, on city streets, in schools, work places and shopping areas is the Number One Priority for Albany.
Disarming criminals and gangs, clearing he streets and schools of anti-social belligerents, now ,is the imperative.
Preparation of an effective City Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Plan that anticipates, and prepares for, natural and man made disasters and terrorist attacks that may befall Albany in the days ahead is also needed now, as a major element of the Public Safety Priority.
Continue to send the message that Albany is a law and order town, where people will be safe anywhere, anytime...that city schools will offer safe environments conducive to learning, for those that want to learn. Those who do not ,will be placed in alternative "boot camp" settings staffed by ex -military.
While the immediate need is to clear the streets and disarm the criminals and gangs, the long run battle against crime, anarchy and civil disorder will be won in the city schools.
Congratulations Jerry, Jim and APD in sending this message at Livingston Middle School yesterday.
J P Sullivan