Howard County’s own Columbia, Maryland was named safest city in America for the third year in a row by WalletHub.
WalletHub compared 192 cities across three criteria: home and community safety, natural disaster risk, and financial safety. “Public safety and keeping our community safe remains a top priority of mine. I recognize that we still have work to do and will continue to do better and make sure every community in Howard County is and feels the safest it can be,” said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball.
From CBS Baltimore:
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, the county’s fire chief and sheriff all said they credit county residents and how they embrace a safe and engaged community plan.
“Over the past two years, my main goal was to increase community involvement within the Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Marcus Harris. “I have developed a great working relationship with the Howard County Police Department that has enabled us to work together to keep the citizens of Howard County safe. This strong relationship has no doubt led to Columbia being named the safest city in America”