KANSAS CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump was in Kansas Friday to address a national conference on crime.
Watch a replay of the President’s comments here.
Trump delivered the closing address at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. The meeting is sponsored by the Justice Department.
The White House says Project Safe Neighborhoods is the centerpiece of the department’s strategy for reducing violent crime. The program encourages federal, state and local law enforcement officials to work together on crime-reduction strategies.
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker addressed the conference and highlighted record violent crime prosecutions, including federal firearm charges and drug defendants.
Whitaker said that, while “the numbers speak for themselves,” the goal is not to fill up jails or the courts, but to reduce crime.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein also addressed the conference.
Kansas City (AP) – President Donald Trump will visit Kansas City today for a conference on crime.
According to the White House, Trump will speak at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City. He is scheduled to speak just at 11:50 a.m.
The event has drawn hundreds of law enforcement officials, prosecutors and others focused on cutting back on crime.
Our President, Rick Armstrong, and Vice President, Barry Mayer, are representing KCMCC at the Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference this week. Deputy Attorney General of the United States, The Honorable Rod Rosenstein, is pictured speaking during the Opening Ceremony. pic.twitter.com/I8bxyTZKKQ
— Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission (@kcmetrocrime) December 5, 2018
The George W. Bush-era Project Safe Neighborhoods faded during former President Barack Obama’s administration. Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions revived it last year.
Through the initiative, federal prosecutors have worked with local law enforcement agencies to target offenders in cases involving guns, drugs and gangs.