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Safest Capital City TeamThe Safe Streets Coalition’s primary goal is to make Topeka and Shawnee County the Safest Capital Community in America (population 100,000 and over). The Safe Streets Coalition that started 12 years ago as a single man’s desire to reduce crime in the community has evolved into an active coalition of 145 members.

Coalition members consist of business leaders, public officials, religious leaders, law enforcement officials, community agency representatives, and private citizens from across all walks of the community gathering with one goal in mind: Let’s make Topeka/Shawnee County a safe place to raise a family, to work, to play, to live.

Safest Capital City TeamAs a part of this safe streets initiative the Shawnee County Commissioners in cooperation with the Topeka City Council adopted a joint resolution in support of making Topeka the Safest Capital in America (population of 100,000 and over). This is just one example of the many efforts underway by the Safe Streets Coalition.

The 145-member coalition consists of ten committees, “teams”, that strategize solutions to tackle substance abuse and crime. In other words, every Topeka community member and Shawnee County resident can find a niche! With 30 other capital cities with a population of 100,000 or more, the Safe Streets Team knows the competition is on! Take part in the Lock it, Remove it or Lose it campaign or mark your belongings as part of the Record it, Report it, Recover it initiative. For more information on these coalition efforts and more go to

The Safe Streets Coalition is supported by the City of Topeka, Prevention and Recovery Services, Shawnee County and United Way of Greater Topeka.
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Last Updated: Wednesday March 03 2010