Counties Back Proposed Interjurisdictional Policing Grant Program

On March 12, 2020, MACo Legislative Director Natasha Mehu submitted written testimony to the Senate Judicial Proceedings and Budget & Taxation Committees to support SB 1051 (CF HB 1355) – 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 financial support to counties to seeking to establish and implement collaboration agreements 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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