Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the state officials, the lead Republican on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science announced $11,540,000 in funding for Kansas law enforcement in the FY2022 Appropriations Package, in addition to increases in the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program and Community Oriented Policing Service Hiring Program.
Sen. Moran released the following statement:
“At a time in which certain groups are calling to defund the police, in which the work and dedication of men and women in blue is questioned, I have and will continue to be an advocate for our law enforcement officers.
After attempts to gut law enforcement programs, my committee was able to protect and increase vital resources for our men and women in blue. This includes new funding to make certain police officers receive the best training, the newest technology and the tools they need to protect our communities and keep our officers safe.
I appreciate the county sheriffs, chiefs of police, state troopers and officers who speak with me frequently about what their departments are facing on a daily basis and inform me of the resources they need to be successful in our communities.
I stand with our law enforcement and will continue to do everything I can to support them in the United States Senate. Our police need to know that we care about them; we respect them; and we’ve got their six.”