Monroe County is one step closer to being recognized as the Public Safety Capital of Georgia. Forsyth’s city council last Tuesday unanimously endorsed a resolution created by the Leadership Monroe Class of 2010 that could bring more notoriety to the county as a leader in public safety. City administrator Greg Popham said the Public Safety Capital of Georgia title will heighten the county’s chances at attracting industry. “Every city and county trying to foster economic growth typically focuses on its critical mass,” Popham said. “By narrowing down and determining what our critical mass is — public safety — we can identify and attract more industries that build on that critical mass. Popham mentioned fire extinguisher manufacturing companies as an example of the type of business that could be interested in relocating or starting up in Monroe County because of its public safety notoriety.