Collaborative Approach to Policing Supported by MACo

On March 15, 2022, Associate Policy Director Brianna January testified before the House Appropriations Committee in support of HB 1278 – Public Safety – Interjurisdictional Policing Grant Program. This bill establishes the Interjurisdictional Policing Grant Program to provide grants amounting to $3.5 million annually to counties for 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 is 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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