Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Monday said he will ask the legislature for $30 million to mount an aggressive push to recruit police from other states.
Youngkin announced his plans in downtown Norfolk, surrounded by police and local leaders from across the state, the Washington Post reports.
Along with recruiting more officers, Youngkin seeks to boost their pay, provide them with better training and equipment, hire more prosecutors, and increase support for crime victims and witnesses.
The General Assembly has already included funding for some of those measures in the budget. For the rest, including the out-of-state recruitment effort, Youngkin will have to ask for the money when the legislature reconvenes in January.