Keeping Illinoisans Safe

JB knows that his most important job is to protect Illinois families. He’s put in place common-sense reforms to strengthen public safety in every corner of our state because everyone deserves to feel safe in their community.

  • Doubled the amount of funding for violence prevention and anti-violence programs
  • Launched the Reimagine Public Safety Initiative, backed by $500 million to support community groups working to reduce violence in communities hit the hardest by crime
  • Increased access and funding for mental healthcare, suicide prevention, and substance abuse treatment, including telehealth coverage for mental health services
  • Improved public safety by adding hundreds of new troopers to the depleted ranks of the Illinois State Police and funding the largest cadet class in state history
  • Pumped $30 million into multi-jurisdictional task forces to catch and crack down on carjackers and signed legislation addressing organized retail theft
  • Elevated and strengthened safety for first responders on state highways and doubled state police presence on Chicago-area interstates in response to on-road violence
  • Built new, state-of-the-art forensics labs to provide law enforcement with the resources they need to solve crimes
  • Provided tens of millions of dollars for police body cameras, retention grants, and mental health screenings
  • Implemented gun dealer licensing to eliminate straw purchases and reduce gun trafficking
  • Strengthened the Illinois State Police Division of Forensics Services to address the forensics backlog and introduced a new rape evidence tracking tool
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