Between 2012 and 2016, crime in Pomona was out of control and had far exceeded the national average. At one point, there were over 13 murders in 12 months.
As Councilmember, Robert Torres expanded neighborhood watch groups and hosted Town Hall meetings to listen to neighborhood concerns. He also helped secure funding to hire new civilian report writers, which help police officers focus more time on fighting crime and responding to calls from residents and businesses.
Robert Torres also believes we should have more police oversight. Growing up as a young Latino male, he experienced firsthand how it feels to be profiled and targeted. That is why he secured funding for police officer body cameras and is working to establish the city's first police commission.
Robert Torres expanded neighborhood watch & Town Hall meetings