Public Security Handbook to Boost Security Functions
The city will be issuing its very first public security handbook that is aimed to boost the public security functions using six approaches namely danger prevention, risk assessment, duty description, legal enforcement, contingency planning and public awareness.
With the title Guide for Preventing Danger, Responding to Emergencies and Protecting Public Life and Property was created after the municipal government launched the evaluation of urban public safety in October of 2012 which included a overall assessment of risk with rescue and prevention measures. City mayor Xu Qin stated that there are lessons to be learned from accidents and such disasters can be avoided in other Chinese cities if certain measures are being implemented.
The guidebook is also calling ofr more efforts in controlling infectious diseases, improve food and medical safety. The book set a goal of 97 percent safety rate for all major farm produce that are being sold in the city and a 98 percent safety rate for locally sold medication all by 2015. All financial losses from natural resources will be deducted to within .02 percent of the local GDP. The city has also established a supervision and response network for natural disasters, public health and safety and accidents. The handbook will further improve early warning systems for natural disasters the city will be building s seismic survey station at the 57 sub districts along with the implementation of a automatic flood monitoring system.
According to Shenzhen’s public security the city is assessed as generally secure although its vulnerable to threats and risks such as fire, flood, traffic and production accidents.