The first imperative of government is to ensure the safety of its people and businesses. State-of-the-art prevention, deterrence, and rehabilitation strategies and new partnerships between residents, businesses, and our public safety officials are the keys to providing the safe streets and secure neighborhoods our people demand. It is essential that Montgomery County continue to work cooperatively to ensure that the National Capital region is the nation's leader in developing the capacity to respond to emergencies of all kinds. The Leggett Administration is committed to providing all of the County's residents and businesses with police, correctional, emergency preparedness, and fire services that are the very best in the nation.
-- Statement on Safe Streets and Secure Neighborhoods from the Leggett Transition Team Report (December 2006)