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Biden Awards Medals of Valor to 6 Officers, 2 Posthumously
President Biden on Wednesday awarded the Medal of Valor, the highest award the U.S. can bestow on a public safety officer, to six law enforcement officers for actions taken during 2021 and 2022, including posthumously to two fallen NYPD officers.
May 17, 2023
Biden’s Police Week Message Slams Police Defunding, Touts Gun Control Measures
"Let’s be very clear. The answer is not to defund the police," Biden said. "It is to provide you with the resources and training to be the partners and protectors of the communities that are in need."
May 15, 2023
Biden Calls for Police Reform and "Assault Weapon" Ban in State of the Union Address
Just as every cop, when they pin on that badge in the morning, has a right to be able to go home at night, so does everybody else out there. Our children have a right to come home safely,” Biden said.
February 8, 2023
Report: DHS Secretary Knew Mounted Border Agents Did Not Whip Migrants Before He Told Press They Did
Photographer Paul Ratje had told an interviewer that he did not witness the agents harming the migrants, but Mayorkas did not contradict Biden’s false narrative as he stood next to him at the White House podium.
October 13, 2022
Procedures & Policies
Biden to Order Creation of National Police Discipline Database
In addition to setting new guidelines for federal officers, the executive order aims to offer a template for the broader policing community, asking state and local agencies to embrace the document’s goals.
May 24, 2022
FOP Slams Biden Judge Nominee for Statement that Cops Kill Unarmed Black Men “Every day”
At a hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary this week, Nusrat Jahan Choudhury was asked if she believed that “cops kill unarmed Black men in America every single day”—a statement she made while participating as a panelist at Princeton University.
April 28, 2022
Biden's 2023 Budget Adds Billions in New Spending for Crime Fighting
The budget proposal includes more than $32 billion in spending to fight crime, including more than $20.6 billion at the Justice Department and another $3.2 billion for state and local law enforcement grants and for hiring police officers.
March 28, 2022
Biden State of the Union: Fund Police and "Hold Them Accountable"
“We should all agree: The answer is not to Defund the police, the answer is to fund the police,” Biden said to a standing ovation.
March 2, 2022
Training Super Bowl Caliber Teams in Policing Requires Top-Tier Facilities
There exists a real opportunity for thoughtful law enforcement leaders to direct any increase in funds toward building and renovating training facilities that can ultimately lead to those outcomes elected leaders seem to desire.
February 11, 2022
Biden Meets with New York Officials Over Crime
Biden insisted the answer to surging gun violence was “not to defund the police” or “abandon our streets” as he met with Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul at the NYPD’s Manhattan headquarters.
February 3, 2022
Sources Say Biden Planning Executive Action on Police Reform
The focus on police reforms is part of what appears to be a last-ditch effort by the Biden administration to take action on some of Biden's signature initiatives in the run-up to his State of the Union Address on March 1.
January 18, 2022
Biden Signs Bills Benefitting Law Enforcement, First Responders
The "Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021," authored by Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and co-sponsored by Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, would better ensure that law enforcement and first responders who are disabled in the line of duty have prompt access to benefits.
November 18, 2021
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