Beatrice is being designated as a “Safe Community of America” city by the National Safety Council, one of only 16 such cities in the country.
Michael Pollack, a spokesman for Safe Communities of America, made the announcement this week in the eastern Nebraska town. Pollack says it was a rigorous application process that took months.
“Beatrice has what it takes to become an International Safe Community,” he says. “Your coalition has done an extraordinary job in executing that task. They represent all sectors of this community, local government, police, fire, emergency services, schools, libraries, hospitals…and the business community.”
Pollack says a commitment is being demonstrated that safety is paramount to the town’s citizens.
He read a statement from an official at the World Health Organization, saying, a community thrives when it continuously works toward reducing injuries and keeping residents safe.
Beatrice becomes the 253rd community to earn the distinction, internationally.
Doug Kennedy, KWBE, Beatrice