ADVOCACY FOR POLICE AND TROOPERS
top issues for U.S. professional law enforcement
The overwhelming majority of leaders and officers say, show us where we can do better, and we’re all for that. You have the old guard who will dig their heels in, like everything else. But if we’re not trusted in our communities when we interact with people, it’s not gonna work. It’s hard enough when things are going good, let alone when things are going bad. To effectively address crime, we have to rebuild trust.
Cops want Biden to publicly support law enforcement and highlight recent steps taken toward reform. The President could start and people will follow. Police have had a very difficult year with Covid-19, with the economy affecting cities and now with the spiraling homicide rate.
A lack of resources to adequately fund the basic needs of police agencies and implement needed reforms, with some agencies facing cuts now and others facing potential future cuts driven by both calls to defund police and municipal budgets devastated by Covid-19. Training and technology both cost money, and either become more difficult for police agencies to manage with declining budgets.
LAWMAKERS THAT ENDORSE POLICE AND TROOPER LEGISLATION
Rep. Don Bacon
|Key Legislation this Candidate Endorses|
|H.R. 5395||Back the Blue Act|
|H.R. 350||Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act|
|H.R. 7199||Community Policing Act|
|H.R. 3545||Opposition to Hate, Assault, and Threats to Equality Act|
|H.R. 2319||21st Century NICS Act|