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Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Offer Zero Down Mortgages to Police

The HELPER Act would create a new home loan assistance program for police officers, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, and pre-K-12 teachers who have served for at least four years in their respective roles.

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3 Southern CA Sheriffs Slam Legislature for Hindering Public Safety

“What we are missing is political will,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. “We have the answers.”

CA Bill Would Allow Non-Citizens to Serve as Officers

SB 960, proposed by Republican Sen. Nancy Skinner, would remove the provision that an individual must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States in order to become a police officer.

Minnesota Lawmaker: Expedite Police Trainees with "Strong Moral Character"

Proposed legislation would provide free tuition, bonuses, and other incentives to attract high school and college graduates to the law enforcement profession.

Ohio Bill Would Give Police Training on Contact with Alzheimer's Patients

Law enforcement can become involved with individuals with subjects suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia in a variety of circumstances, and further training can help mitigate potential problems.

GA Legislators File Bill to Exempt Officers from State Income Tax

The single-page bill, which has been assigned to the House Ways & Means committee, calls for full exemption of the state's income tax payments for law enforcement officers charged with “enforcing criminal laws and exercising the power of arrest...”

Reform Legislation Shouldn't Turn Police Training Into "Rocket Surgery"

Recently enacted "police reform" legislation in Massachusetts will require harbormasters to complete added police training at the same time that reserve academy training is all but eliminated.

NJ Bill Would Allow Officers to Review Video Before Writing Reports for Some Incidents

Police would still have to write initial summaries from memory in cases where somebody died.

MA Senate Approves Bill to Allow EMTs to Treat Injured K-9s

Nero’s bill was named for the K9 partner of slain Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon.

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Proposed FL Law Would Fund Care for Retired K-9s

A bill put forward by Rep. Sam Killebrew, R-Winter Haven, would require the state of Florida to provide funds for the care of retired K-9s.

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