Violent crime is up. We need a smart plan to keep our country safe.

Focus on what works


Properly Fund Police

The evidence is clear: Smart investments in the police can significantly lower crime, particularly violent crime. Law enforcement agencies must have the necessary resources to recruit, train, and retain quality officers in order to keep our streets safe.


Focus Time and Resources on Preventing and Solving Serious Crime

Police are tasked with too many things outside their core functions of protecting public safety and serving the public. Community organizations should play a leading role in addressing societal issues such as drug addiction, mental health issues, and homelessness to allow police to spend more time focusing on violent and property crimes.


Focus on Evidence-Based Policies That Reduce Violent Crime

There are proven approaches to prevent violent crime from happening in the first place. Cities like Boston, Cincinnati, and Dallas have implemented strategies such as focused deterrence, urban blight reduction, and increased community programs and services with positive results on public safety.


Continue to Enact Smart on Crime Policies

States such as Texas, Georgia, and Oklahoma have shown that investing in prison alternatives such as drug and other specialty courts, focusing jail and prison bed space on dangerous individuals, and increasing work and educational opportunities for those in the criminal justice system can reduce recidivism and allow communities to thrive.

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Alice Marie Johnson, Founder of Taking Action for Good

Brett Tolman, Executive Director for Right on Crime

Daniel Erspamer, Chief Executive Officer for Pelican Institute

David Guenthner, Senior Strategist for State Affairs at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Emily Seidel, President and CEO of Americans for Prosperity

Eric Cochling, Chief Program Officer and General Counsel for the Georgia Center for Opportunity

Dave LaBahn, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys

Doug Deason, The Deason Foundation

Eddie Garcia, Chief of Police, Dallas, Texas

Hassan Aden, former Chief of Police,
Greenville, NC

Tracie Keesee, former Deputy
Commissioner, NYPD

Forest Thigpen, Senior Advisor for Empower Mississippi

Ja’Ron Smith, former Deputy Advisor to President Donald J. Trump

James Copple, Co-Director of ACT NOW

Jared Feuer, Movement Forward

Jillian Snider, R Street Institute, Retired NYPD Police Officer

Joshua Crawford, Director of Criminal Justice Initiatives for the Georgia Center for Opportunity

Julie Warren, Deputy Director for Right on Crime

David Safavian, General Counsel for the Nolan Center for Justice

Dr. Tracie L. Keesee, Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives and Co-Founder of the Center for Policing Equity (CPE)

Laura Cooper, Major Cities Chiefs Association

Mike Nichols, President, Badger Institute

David Guenthner, Vice President for Government Affairs, Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy for The James Madison Institute

Sue Rahr, Board of Directors for the National Policing Institute

Tarrah Callahan, Founder and Executive Director of Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform

Timothy Head, Executive Director for the Faith & Freedom Coalition.

Amy Pomeroy, Criminal Justice Policy Analyst for Libertas Institute

James M. “Jay” Lapeyre, Jr., Steering Committee for Smart on Crime

Lisa Nelson, CEO of American Legislative Exchange Council  

Sheriff (Ret) Currie Myers, PhD, MBA, Criminologist and Former Johnson County, Kansas Sheriff

Lazaro Cosmo, Federal Law Enforcement
Officers Association
Raul Lopez, Men of Valor

Paul Teller, Executive Director, Advancing American Freedom

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