A Real Plan for Public Safety
Facing a national challenge of crime and gun violence, Mayor Jim Ferrell isn’t waiting to act. Drawing on his experience as a prosecutor and building on his record as Mayor, he’s advancing a bold, comprehensive public safety agenda to keep Federal Way safe. His efforts include:
✓ Proposing a permanent increase of Federal Way Police to 150 officers, including immediate hire of 13 officers to proactively address crime. Elected in the aftermath of the GreatRecession, Mayor Ferrell worked successfully to restore police funding and increase the size of the force.
✓ Ensuring police have the training, equipment and non-uniform personnel support needed to do their job and de-escalate dangerous situations.
✓ Requiring body cameras to ensure public trust and accountability.
✓ Implementing ALPR (Automated License Plate Reader) technology to reduce car theft.
✓ Installing dozens of new “Safe City” cameras that ensure digital tracking of suspects who flee either on foot or by vehicle.
✓ Implementing trash and graffiti cleanup programs to keep Federal Way clean, vibrant, and safe.
✓ Creating “Eyes on Federal Way” – a point and click app allowing the public to report issues in real time.
✓ Starting the Mayor’s Homeless Encampment Cleanup Initiative, cleaning over 220 encampments, and offering unsheltered residents services and treatment to rehabilitate and restore lives.
✓ Withdrawing from the costly SCORE (South Correctional Entity) Jail demonstrating sound fiscal management that allowed for the hiring of new officers.