Resolution #2016-20 SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEES AND RESOURCES

BACKGROUND

Montana cities and towns provide critical public safety services to the majority of Montana residents. Emergency response, law enforcement, and fire protection are an important component to creating and maintaining thriving, prosperous communities. The Montana League of Cities and Towns (MLCT) supports efforts to ensure public safety personnel, services, equipment, and programs are adequately funded and the work of these local government employees is acknowledged and respected by their elected officials and citizens.

ACTION

The MLCT acknowledges the need for adequate equipment, training, and funding for municipal emergency response, law enforcement, and fire protection services, and expresses its appreciation for the work of our local police officers, firefighters, emergency responders, and other public safety employees.