Public Safety is an issue that crosses party lines and touches every community in State Senate District 26 and throughout our country.
Ben Allen believes that keeping our community safe should be a top government priority. As our next State Senator, Ben will work closely with our local elected leaders and public safety officials to provide the training, resources, and support necessary to keep District 26 a safe home for our residents.
"After an extensive selection process, the LAPPL Board of Directors is proud to endorse Ben Allen for State Senate. In addition to Ben’s commitment to affordable education and sustainable job creation, his pledge for public safety and a safe environment for all of us will be among his highest priorities. We look forward to a long and positive partnership."
-Tyler Izen, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League
When elected, Ben will focus on:
- Protecting Our Roadways
More than 800 Californians died in accidents involving alcohol or drugs in 2012. Ben will reduce the terrible tragedies that DUIs are causing each year by providing the resources necessary to hire additional officers to protect our roads and support education campaigns that help discourage people from driving under the influence.
- Preventing Crime and Violence
Through his work in the education field, Ben knows the value of reaching kids early. Ben will promote mentoring programs and targeted intervention services in our schools that help children address challenges they face with violence and drug/alcohol use before it's too late.
- Keeping Our Community Safe
The recent incidents of tragic violence in our schools and other public places prove the pressing need for government to take action to reduce gun violence. Ben will work with our law enforcement officials to ensure that dangerous weapons are not purchased illegally, and do not end up in the hands of criminal offenders or those with mental illness. He will also support preventative programs and services that will help our citizens address mental health issues that can lead to violent behavior.
- Protecting Our Children
As an educator and elected leader, Ben knows the importance of keeping our most vulnerable citizens—our children— safe and sound. Ben believes criminals who are convicted of sexual offenses against our children should be punished to the fullest extent of the law, and monitoring efforts for predators who are recently released should be heightened.
Ben is proud to be endorsed by key public safety and law enforcement associations that include the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL), Association for Los Angeles Deputy of Sheriffs (ALADS), Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (LA PPOA), Southern California Alliance of Law Enforcement (SCALE), Santa Monica Police Officer Association (SMPOA) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 1109.