Public Safety is achieved when City Government and the Community work together to create a City where people feel safe in their neighborhoods and where the crime rate is low. On any given day, the public’s safety is of primary importance in the minds of City leaders as they put policies in place, allocate resources and work to provide protection and enforcement for Savannah’s residents, businesses and guests. Operationally, keeping the public safe presents an ever-changing set of challenges.
1.1. CALL RESPONSE
By 2021, 95% of all Priority 1 calls will be responded to within seven minutes or less.
1.2.REDUCTION IN PART 1 VIOLENT CRIMES
By 2022, residents will experience a reduction in Part 1 violent crimes from 1,121 to 817 (27% reduction; 1,121 is the average of years 2015 and 2016.)
1.3.RESIDENTS FEELING SAFE IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS
By 2025, 75% of residents will report that they feel safe in their neighborhoods.
1.4.MEDICAL 911 BLS AND ALS SUPPORT SERVICES
By 2023, Savannahians making 911 calls for an emergency medical incident will receive first responder or higher level services within five minutes or less, at least 90% of the time.
1.5.FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT SERVICES
By 2025, the Fire Rescue Department shall provide an advanced life support (ALS) response within eight minutes at least 90% of the time