public safety

Mayor Steven Reed: ‘I Want Montgomery to be the Safest City in the Country’

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed’s Transition Team hosted the final day of public meetings Thursday. The Public Safety Committee heard from MPD Chief Finley, District Attorney Daryl Bailey and MPS Superintendent Ann Roy Moore. Chief Finley says the biggest challenges for MPD in 2020 are funding (technology & vehicles), recruiting, retention and recidivism. When asked what the number one thing he…

Montgomery Launches Smart City Living Lab

The city has launched the latest initiative in its Smart City plan. Mayor Todd Strange, County Commission chairman Elton Dean, and Leslie Sanders of Alabama Power made the announcement Wednesday. Together with Alabama Power and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, the Montgomery Smart Community Alliance announced the formation of a smart corridor in areas of downtown Montgomery. Progress can…

Montgomery’s Public Safety Department Is Hiring

If you’re looking to protect and serve, Montgomery’s Department of Public Safety may have a place for you. The department held a job fair Wednesday with openings from first responders to corrections officers. With 448 sworn officers, Montgomery Police Department is looking to beef up their staff quickly. Officials say with the possible help of federal grants  they’d like to have…

Ron Sams Named Montgomery’s Director Of Public Safety

A little more than a week after Montgomery Public Safety Director Chris Murphy announced his retirement, his successor has been named. City officials welcomed a new addition to the staff Wednesday, as Ron Sams was announced Montgomery’s Public Safety Director. Sams says he is familiar with the inter-workings of the city of Montgomery, serving as the city’s Director of I…