My vision for public safety is to ensure that Attleboro’s Police, Fire and Paramedics have the tools and the support that they need for the 21st century. Central to this was working to put our safety equipment on a maintenance plan. We now budget to replace our police cruisers every 7 years and our fire trucks every 3 years.
We are also looking at new and innovative ways to ensure public safety.
- For example, for we have begun to have paramedics on bikes riding around for Attleboro’s outdoor public events. When you see them, you will notice that they are wearing packs around their backs.
- We have also had our fire equipment retrofitted for first responders because more often than not, our fire personnel are responding to non-fire calls.
- Another example is evidenced by Attleboro applying for and getting a grant available to gateway cities to address the opioid epidemic. With that funding, we have added trained addiction counselor available to our police personnel and in some cases making home visits to individuals seeking treatment services.
Attleboro gets grant to fight opioids. State will provide nearly $50,000 to Attleboro police
BY STEPHEN PETERSON / SUN CHRONICLE STAFF Apr 5, 2017