The 50th Ward is one of the safest communities in the City of Chicago, and Debra is committed to making sure it stays that way. Understanding that crime doesn’t recognize borders, she has partnered with law enforcement to help organize several multi-jurisdictional operations—bringing together officers from Chicago, Skokie, Lincolnwood, Evanston, and Cook County. She has also partnered with the local police and with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office for public safety town hall meetings, catalytic converter marking events, and other vital public safety initiatives.
Being a police officer is an extremely difficult job. Officers deal with stress, trauma, and long work hours. Debra has supported vital legislation that would increase police officers’ access to mental health care, guarantee them access to stable work schedules, and ensure they have the support they need to keep our community safe.
Debra has always been a partner to the police in keeping the 50th Ward safe. She believes that we need more officers on the streets and that we are all served when law enforcement officials have the resources they need to do their jobs. She works closely with the local commanders and with the police leadership to make sure the 50th Ward stays a safe place to live, work, and raise a family.