The Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police has announced it will begin posting report cards for state lawmakers on how supportive they are of law enforcement issues backed by the group that represents 330 departments statewide.
The “10-8” report is named for the police radio code meaning an officer is in-service, on duty. The association’s report cards after a legislative session will give lawmakers a letter grade of A-F, Mississippi Today reports.
The move is designed to have impact on criminal justice reform and other legislation at the Capitol. Initially, the association has listed three measures it supports and will grade lawmakers on this session: state money to help small departments provide bullet-resistant vests, $1,220 a year in supplemental pay for officers at accredited departments, and revamping the state Board of Standards and Training to give city chiefs a voice equal to county sheriffs and state troopers.