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AG Sessions Announces $98 Million to Hire Community Policing Officers

November 20, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced COPS funding awards to 179 law enforcement agencies across the nation, which allows those agencies to hire 802 additional full-time law enforcement officers.

AG Sessions Blasts Tech Firms for Blocking Law Enforcement Access to Encrypted Files

November 2, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is taking aim at technology firms for preventing law enforcement from accessing encrypted evidence for ongoing terror investigations, warning that such actions could have “deadly consequences.”

AG Sessions, Speaking at IACP, Vows to 'Dismantle' International MS-13 Gang

October 23, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday formally designated the criminal gang MS-13 as a priority for federal law enforcement, vowing to use agencies ranging from the FBI to Homeland Security and the IRS to dismantle it.

Sessions Says 'Sanctuary Cities' Undermine Law's Moral Authority

September 20, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday criticized sanctuary cities that try to protect immigrants in the country illegally as places that "undermine the moral authority of the law."

Trump to Restore Program Sending Surplus Military Weapons, Equipment to Police

August 28, 2017
President Donald Trump plans to resume the transfer of surplus weapons, vehicles and other equipment from the nation's military to its state and local law enforcement agencies, reviving a program that was sharply curtailed by President Barack Obama two years ago.

Attorney General Sessions Says Black Officers are "Crucial Ambassadors" to Community

August 2, 2017
"You, more than perhaps any other law enforcement organization, represent crucial ambassadors to some of the communities that trust law enforcement the least," Sessions told the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).

Attorney General Sessions Wants Increase in Asset Forfeiture

July 18, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said he'd be issuing a new directive this week aimed at increasing police seizures of cash and property from criminals.

Jeff Sessions Announces National Public Safety Partnership to Help 12 Cities Fight Crime

June 21, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced a new initiative to combat violence and boost public safety by pledging federal resources to help 12 cities fight crime.

Trump Administration Appears to Ease Up On 'Sanctuary Cities'

May 25, 2017
The Trump administration has settled on a narrow definition of what it means to be a "sanctuary city," and limited the potential financial consequences for state and local governments.

Attorney General Pledges Support for Officers at Annual Police Week Vigil

May 15, 2017
"To all those serving, I have a simple message for each of you," Sessions said. "We have your back, and you have our thanks."

Attorney General Pledges Support for Officers at Annual Police Week Vigil

May 15, 2017
"To all those serving, I have a simple message for each of you," Sessions said. "We have your back, and you have our thanks."

Justice Department Issues Warning to Sanctuary Cities

April 21, 2017
The letters went to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, as well as officials in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, New York and Cook County, Ill.

Video: Sessions Says Justice Department will Target Gangs

April 19, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions took aim at gangs Tuesday, and said sanctuary cities failure to cooperate with federal immigration authorities "dangerously undermines'' gang enforcement efforts.

Justice Department to End 'Catch And Release' Immigration Policy

April 12, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared "a new era" in immigration enforcement on Tuesday, saying his prosecutors will try to bring stiffer criminal charges against repeat illegal immigrants and smugglers as part of President Trump's crackdown.

Sessions Orders Review of All Police Reform Agreements

April 4, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review Monday of all police reform agreements and investigations initiated by the Justice Department, part of an effort to cut back on federal oversight of local law enforcement.

Sessions: DOJ Monitoring Undermining Police Effectiveness

March 1, 2017
In his first speech as attorney general, Mr. Sessions did not name any specific cities, but he indicated that Justice Department scrutiny from afar was undermining the effectiveness of the police across the country.

Sessions Questions Obama DOJ’s Conclusions in Ferguson and Chicago Police Reports

February 28, 2017
New U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has questioned reports published by his agency about policing in Chicago and Ferguson, Missouri, describing "some of it" as "pretty anecdotal and not so scientifically based."

Trump Issues Executive Orders to Protect Officers, Fight Crime

February 9, 2017
President Donald Trump signed a trio of executive actions on Wednesday directing the Department of Justice to intensify its effort to fight drug-related crime and violence against police officers.

Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

February 8, 2017
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Jeff Sessions as the next attorney general. Sessions, a four-term U.S. senator, was the first senator to endorse Trump in February 2016.

Law Enforcement Organizations Express Support for Trump Attorney General Nominee

January 10, 2017
Law enforcement groups view Sessions, who appeared before the Senate in a confirmation hearing Tuesday, as someone who will bring a "police-first" mentality to Justice that they say was absent during President Obama's eight years in office.
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