Safer City

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Safer City is a collaborative city-wide effort to address the underlying issues that contribute to violent crime. It was launched in January 2017 with a summit held at the Greensboro Coliseum.

After the summit, concerned residents passionate about reducing violent crime joined working groups, and developed action items to help make our city safer by reducing victimization and/or criminal activity.

Today, the Safer City initiative has four working groups:





Each working group is led by resident volunteers who devote their time and talent to improve quality of life for each of us. GPD oversees the working groups, and helps connect them to other City resources or stakeholders to get the groups resources they may need.

The groups meet independently throughout the year, and provide periodic updates to GPD. The most recent update was provided at the second Safer City Summit on February 5, 2018. Find out what progress has occurred in the 12 months since the program was launched.

Want to be part of the Safer City project? 
You have the power to make our city safer! To be a part of the Safer City initiative, contact the Office of Community Engagement at 336-373-2636 or

Learn more about Safer City.