Public safety is a primary responsibility of local government. In the City’s most recent citizen survey, Eagan residents rated safety higher in our community than national benchmarks and ratings for hundreds of cities nationwide. In response to Eagan’s strong retail and population growth, the Council has committed to increased investment in additional police officers and full-time firefighters. Five new police officers were approved for hiring in 2018-19 and a third shift of full-time firefighters was added this year, continuing the transition from an all-volunteer fire department to part-time and career firefighters. As a Council member, I will continue to make public safety a priority.