Public Safety

PROGRAM VISION:

Protect all members of the community through preparedness, prevention, emergency response, mitigation, and recovery in an inclusive, equitable, compassionate, and timely manner.

Public Safety

Objective #1

Better the health of our community by continuing to create a proactive plan to connect at risk community members to resources that reduce unnecessary call volume and continue to emphasize alternatives to incarceration.

Strategies

  • Expand Mobile Integrated Health to be inclusive of aging disabilities, mental health professionals, and prevention programs. Continue to partner with King County District Court for the continued operations of Community Court in Redmond.
  • Build robust network of services to provide referrals after individual contact for mental health, substance abuse, housing and other human services needs.  

Measures

  • Reduction in low acuity calls through the Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) allowing EMS providers to triage clients in their homes during non-emergent times, reducing call volume and hospital admittance.
  • Percentage of cases assigned to legal advocate or public defender.
  • Number of cases referred to Community Court and successful participation in Community Court.

Actions

  • Coordination services and referrals through the THRIVE program that strengthens the community through innovative programs to provide safety, stability and hope for anyone in need or crisis.
  • Implement Police body camera program to maintain trust and accountability as well as enhance the safety of the community and its law enforcement officers.
  • Quarterly client updates between MHP, homeless outreach coordinator, and service providers.
  • Create unified branding for alternative public safety and human services programs.
  • Assess alternative public safety and human services referral programs to measure coordination efforts.

Objective #2

Implementation and enforcement of municipal fire and building codes to sustain prudent growth that protects the natural characteristic of the communities within Redmond.

Strategies

  • Forecast, prepare, and adopt International Fire and Building Codes.
  • Work with city planners to manage vegetation in urban areas, continue best practices of fire protection systems, and implement energy codes into commercial and residential properties.

Measures

  • Building code effectiveness grading schedule.
  • Percent of inspections completed within 24 hours.

Actions

  • Identify annual performance measures for review and reporting.
  • Establish and recruit for the fire system reliability program coordinator to assist buildings owners to track and maintain equipment.
  • Continue development services center process improvement.
  • Amendment to non-conforming structure fire code.

Objective #3

On-going investigation of community driven safety concerns such as, traffic volumes, high accident locations,  bike lanes, crosswalks, and sidewalks to improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.

Strategies

  • Identify highest risk locations and develop countermeasure strategies.
  • Plan for the future needs of a diverse community through the operational and capital future forecasting.

Measures

  • Fatal and serious injuries on all roads per 1.000 residents.
  • Accident rate per year on all roads per 1,000 residents.

Actions

  • Install rapid flash beacon crossings various locations identified in the CIP.
  • Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program to address neighborhood safety concerns with recommended countermeasures.
  • Channelization program to install signs and marking to slow vehicles near high conflict areas.
  • Evaluate operations near Sound Transit stations for pedestrian, bicycle, and motorists to address concerns related to traffic signal, streetlight, crosswalk, and bike lane operations.