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MO Law Mandates Increased Police Funding by Kansas City, Mayor Sues in Opposition

The bill was brought on after Kansas City tried to move $43 million into a community services fund where the police department would have to ask the city to use it for their initiatives in 2021.

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Houston School District to Fund $2.3M for Rifles, Shields, and More

Recently, Superintendent Millard House said that school police were not prepared in the event of a school shooting crisis, and adding 200 rifles, ballistic plates, shields, and ammunition would better qualify their officers.

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.

Video: President Trump Announces Executive Order on Police Reform

In a ceremony held at the White House on Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump signed an executive order addressing police reform in America and then addressed a group of law enforcement professionals and community leaders assembled in the Rose Garden.

San Diego Approves Increased Police Budget Amid Cries to "Defund" Police

The San Diego City Council voted 8-1 to adopt the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year of that city's police department, increasing funding for the agency by $27 million.

Kentucky Sheriff's Department Shuttered Due to Lack of Funding

Martin County Sheriff John Kirk said that his office is still owed a $75,000 payment due in January. He also complained that new obligations placed on his office will add $99,000 to his annual expenditures.

Funding for Local Police Cannot be Based on ICE Cooperation, Judge Rules

The U.S. Department of Justice cannot force local police departments to cooperate with immigration agents as a condition for receiving federal funding for a law enforcement program, a judge in Los Angeles ruled this week.

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

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.

FY 2017 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Application Period Open

The Bureau of Justice Assistance will accept applications for fiscal year 2017 funding for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) program online through 8 p.m. Eastern Time on June 28, 2017.

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Protecting the Police Officer

With so many murders of officers in 2016, we expect our national leadership to do more than send us to sensitivity training.

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