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Bills to Protect Police Introduced in Both Houses of Congress

Legislation to impose federal penalties on people who deliberately target law enforcement officers for attack was introduced in both the House and Senate today.

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"Black Lives Matter" Spray-Painted on North Carolina FOP Lodge

A police spokesperson also says the windows of an FOP van in the parking lot were broken out, and someone cut the wires to surveillance cameras.

LEO Mental Health Act Signed into Law by President Trump

The new law makes grants available to initiate peer mentoring pilot programs, directs the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services to develop resources for mental health providers based on the specific mental health challenges faced by law enforcement, and provides funding for studying the benefits of crisis hotlines and annual mental health checks for officers.

Park Service Cancels Funding for Project 'Honoring Legacy' of Black Panther Party

The National Park Service is no longer providing funding for a controversial project "honoring the legacy" of the Black Panther Party after outrage that the agency would spend taxpayer dollars to memorialize a group that murdered a park ranger in the 1970s.

Police Mental Health Bill Passes House Committee

H.R. 2228, the “Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act,” directs the U.S. Attorney General to identify existing mental health and wellness programs, especially those administered by the U.S. Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, and then develop model policies which could be adopted by state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.

Miami Officers Volunteer to Assist Police in Storm-Ravaged Key West

Even though their own homes were damaged by Hurricane Irma, a group of Miami police officers are volunteering to bring aid and support to first responders in heavily damaged areas of the lower Keys, including the city of Key West. Read More Here.

Video: Miami Officers Volunteer to Assist Police in Storm-Ravaged Key West

In addition to the water deliveries, the Miami officers brought food and non-perishable items to their fellow responders in the lower Keys. They also lent the short-handed Key West officers a hand in keeping the peace.

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

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.

Trump Speech Urging Police to Be Rough on Gang Suspects Triggers Response from Chiefs and Police Associations

Chuck Canterbury, the FOP’s president, said taken as a whole, Trump’s speech showed the president very strongly supports rank-and-file police officers.

Video: Trump Orders DOJ to Develop Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Officers, Speaks at Police Week

“Every drop of blood spilled from our heroes in blue is a wound inflicted upon the whole country,” Trump said. “And every heartache known by your families in law enforcement is a sorrow shared by the entire family of the American nation.”