Sunday, November 21, 2010
El Paso safest large city: De verdad?? From the El Paso Times.com
By Diana Valdez-Washington, El Paso Times
El Paso is the safest city for in the nation for a city its size, according to the just-released CQ Press Safest Cities rankings.
This is the first time El Paso was ranked at the top of the yearly Safest Cities report. Since 1997, El Paso had ranked as second or third safest city by the independent study.
CQ Press named Honolulu as second safest and New York City as third safest city in the nation. Austin was No. 6 and Fort Worth was No. 10, the only other Texas cities to make the top ten.
Chief Greg Allen credited the achievement to community policing efforts and partnerships the El Paso Police Department developed with residents, other law enforcement agencies, city departments and civic groups.
He said the hard work and dedication of all El Paso Police Department employees also contributed to the success.
CQ Press is an independent research firm that conducts safety studies of cities, metropolitan areas, and states.
See more about CQ Press at http://www.cqpress.com/gethome.asp.
Diana Washington Valdez may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org; 546-6140.