Haslam to Hold Public Safety Summit Monday

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security; December 5, 2014:

NASHVILLE –Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will open the Governor’s Public Safety Summit on Monday, December 8, discussing the progress made by the Public Safety Subcabinet in implementing its action plan to make Tennessee safer. House Speaker Beth Harwell is also scheduled to make remarks to the stakeholders in attendance.

The summit agenda includes sessions on violent crime, the state’s sentencing laws, homeland security concerns, and drug trafficking and addiction.

Guest speakers will also address the public safety challenges facing Tennessee, including both gang and domestic violence, the high rate of prescription drug abuse, an increase in heroin and crystal meth use and trafficking, human trafficking, and the continuing need to reduce the number of repeat offenders.

Anyone with a role in public safety is invited to the summit. Stakeholders scheduled to attend the summit include police chiefs, sheriffs, district attorneys, judges, family support providers, addiction treatment providers, and victims’ advocates.

In 2011, Haslam created the Public Safety Subcabinet, a group that includes commissioners and directors of various departments and agencies of the executive branch of state government, to work together in a coordinated effort to make Tennessee safer.

WHO:          Gov. Bill Haslam
Speaker Beth Harwell
Members of Governor’s Public Safety Subcabinet

WHAT:       Governor’s Public Safety Summit

WHEN:       9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CST)
Monday, December 8, 2014

WHERE:    Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
2025 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Nashville