Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2018 #240
ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED
Oct 15, 2018 5:00 PM

That the City Manager is requested to work with the Cambridge Police Department, Cambridge Fire Department, and Office of Budget and Finance to prioritize these Public Safety outreach measures in the FY20 budget.

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, AMSponsors:Councillor Alanna Mallon, Mayor Marc C. McGovern, Councillor E. Denise Simmons
Category:Policy Order

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. ORIGINAL ORDER #5

Body

WHEREAS:

Both the Cambridge Police Department and the Cambridge Fire Department are seeking to recruit more Cambridge youth and provide them with good jobs in their community; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The Police and Fire Departments are also making greater efforts to better reflect the diversity of the Cambridge community through their recruiting, training, and hiring practices; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Careers in public safety and first response offer training for valuable skill sets, jobs that pay living wages, and careers in which our young people can give back to their communities, and;

 

 

WHEREAS:

The Police Department is currently developing a Youth Cadet program which will allow Cambridge youth from 18 to 21 years old to train and work as a cadet within our Police Department, which will prepare them to enter The Police Academy at age 21; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The Fire Department is currently developing a direct youth outreach program to increase awareness about fire safety and prevention, with the goal of greater engagement of youth aged 15-24 and raising awareness about opportunities within the Department; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Workforce development is a priority of the City Council and these programs will require financial support; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with the Cambridge Police Department, Cambridge Fire Department, and Office of Budget and Finance to prioritize these Public Safety outreach measures in the FY20 budget; and be it further


 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager report back to the City Council on this matter.

 

Meeting History

Oct 15, 2018 5:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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9 MEMBERS

RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED AS AMENDED