Issues

Safer Neighborhoods for Escambia County

We need better lit streets, increased number of sidewalks and better maintained roads. By using alternate powered non- evasive street lights our citizens will be more visible to motorists and criminals will have less places to hide. We have a lot of citizens who walk and run daily as their mode of transportation to work, to family and friend’s homes, the grocery store and recreation but do not have safe routes to travel. Let’s protect our active residents.

We should be redirecting the police force into higher crime areas this will help create a safer community. We need to help and empower the police to make Escambia County safer and supply them with all the tools and support they need to ensure our safety.

Lastly, we need to have a transparent conversation about the true crime rate.  This is the only way to allocate the appropriate funds and effectively target the high crime areas.

The True Drug Problem

The increased drug use in Escambia County is threatening our values, menacing society, and killing our children and their parents. HEROIN is the lethal drug that is killing our children, their parents and penetrating society threating our way of life. Drugs are not a victimless crime if users drive on our streets, transport our citizens, or use heavy industrial equipment.

Crime breeds crime.  No one is safe from addicts who will break into your home and steal or mug you to get money for their next fix. I see the deterioration of families everyday inside my pediatric clinic.  Grandparents taking care of their grandchild because parents are in jail or incapable of being a parent; because they spend all their time “wasted”. Early detection and intervention is the best way to stop a potential life threatening lifestyle. We should continue the support of county programs to conquer this plague.

Most important is that we need to support our police. “If you see something say something”. Call in tips on suspected behavior in your communities.

I STAND TOGETHER WITH YOU, FOR A SAFE ESCAMBIA COUNTY.  VOTE BILL FETKE AUGUST 2018!