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Prioritization of Officers and Safety The Lincoln Independent Business Association thanks Mayor Beutler for taking steps to increase the number of Police officers dealing with gang activity.  On September 4, 2013 the Lincoln Police Union, City Councilman Roy Christensen, and LIBA, made a plea for more officers.  At that time, LIBA pointed out that Lincoln maintains one of the lowest strength ratios in the country with 1.22 officers per thousand citizens. We also noted a …

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Prioritization of Officers and Safety Every day the local media reports another armed robbery[i], fatal beating[ii], or hit and run.[iii]  Lincoln’s citizens are assured the situation is not dire; however, Lincoln is a growing community, and crime is growing with its population.  For this reason the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) calls on city hall and the citizens of Lincoln to begin a community dialogue about the prioritization of tax dollars toward additional officers to …

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