Counties Support Grants to Clear Outstanding Warrants

On February 23, 2022, Associate Policy Director D’Paul Nibber testified before the Senate Judicial Proceedings and Budget and Taxation Committees in support of SB 585 – Warrant Apprehension Reduction Grant. This bill establishes warrant apprehension grants; requiring, for fiscal years 2024 through 2026, the Governor to include in the annual budget $2,000,000 for the grants; and requiring the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services to administer funds for the grants.

From the MACo testimony

Criminal activity is at elevated levels throughout the state. County law enforcement officials have noted that much of this crime is being committed by individuals with outstanding warrants for their address. To clear these outstanding warrants, additional resources are needed. This bill would assist counties with needed initiatives including regional coordination between agencies and compensation for stretched SWAT units.

More on MACo’s advocacy:

Follow MACo’s advocacy efforts during the 2022 legislative session on MACo’s Legislative Tracking Database.
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