MACo Supports Policing Grant Program to Promote County Collaboration

MACo Executive Director Michael Sanderson testified to the House Appropriations Committee to support HB 1355 (CF SB 1051) – Public Safety – Interjurisdictional Policing Grant Program – Establishment. This bill establishes an Interjurisdictional Policing Grant Program administered by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention to provide grants to counties to defray costs associated with establishing and supporting agreements between two or more counties to collaborate on interjurisdictional law enforcement activities.

From the MACo Testimony:

Communities that align or straddle county borders are often affected by crime issues that cross those jurisdictional boundaries. It’s important that law enforcement in those counties can successfully work together to tackle interjurisdictional crime. Interjurisdictional policing agreements provide a framework for collaboration and a means of leveraging limited resources.

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