Since 1986, crime is at a 40-year low in the City of Mobile. The creation of the 2015 Task Force on 21st Century Policing assisted the Mobile Police Department in measuring the department's effectiveness in best practices in crime reduction while building community trust. The Mobile Police Department's current and sustainable initiatives to reduce crime and increase community engagement ensures that we are focused on the vision of becoming the safest city in America with respect for everyone by 2020.
The Six Pillars of the national 21st Century Policing initiative reaffirms the best practices the Mobile Police Department currently implements. We focus on criminals, not communities. Our best practices promote effective crime reduction while building public trust. And, through collaborative relationships with faith leaders, school officials, and community action groups, we ensure that citizens are aware and educated on key tactics to be safe.