KeepVermontSafe.com is dedicated to engaging the Vermont community to support our local law enforcement professionals. The police are our first responders to a broad range of public-safety issues and serious crime. Crime doesn't go away if we abolish or defund the police.
Defunding will delay response times for those who are in need of emergency 911 services, we'll have fewer police on the street in our neighborhoods and communities, and lack of police capacity to respond to serious crimes will present significant threats to public safety.
If we defund the police, those most affected will be those who need them the most, the poor and marginalized.
The role of Law Enforcement (and the Second Amendment) is
deterrence operating 24/7, 365 days a year. Deterrence is a public benefit and is non-denominational, non-prejudicial, and is risk averse. No one is harmed by the deterrent effect of having law enforcement in our state.
The deterrent effect of our police must NEVER be diminished. Nor, of course, must we allow our Second Amendment
protections to be diminished as deterrence goes with it.