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Shaheen announces $ 439,000 to support community policing initiatives in New Hampshire


06 October 2021

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the chairman of the Senate appropriations subcommittee which funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced that the Department of Justice has provided federal funding of $ 439,024 to support community policing initiatives in New Hampshire. Specifically, these are resources allocated through DOJ’s Community-Based Police Services (COPS) Community Policing Development (CPD) program.

“Our communities are safer and stronger when law enforcement officers and members of the public build relationships and work together to address public safety challenges.” said Senator Shaheen. “I am very pleased to announce these essential investments to support a range of initiatives – from de-escalation training to accreditation programs – that will help foster greater understanding, trust and respect among law enforcement agencies. New Hampshire law and the communities they protect and serve. each day. Strengthening federal initiatives that support law enforcement and help keep our communities safe will continue to be a top priority for me as chair of the Senate Appropriation Subcommittee that determines funding for these credit programs. subsidies. “

Through her role on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Shaheen helps secure funding for COPS programs. Shaheen has worked to provide additional dedicated funding to support initiatives such as Crisis Response Teams, de-escalation and diversity training and police service accreditation that help strengthen police-community relationships. . Thanks to Shaheen’s leadership, funding for the COPS CPD has grown from $ 6.5 million in government funding legislation for fiscal 2020 to $ 35 million for fiscal 2021. Shaheen has also historically co-led a bipartisan resolution marking National Community Policing Week. This week, Senator Shaheen will once again introduce a resolution in recognition of community policing, which fosters connection between law enforcement agencies and the public they serve.

COPS Prize Breakdown

The following recipients received a combined total of $ 439,024 in funding under the COPS Community Policing Development Program:

Recipient

Goal

Rising

Laconia

De-escalation training

$ 200,000

Dover

Social worker project on community trust and legitimacy

$ 109,444

Department of Justice of N.-H.

Improve existing law enforcement accreditation

$ 100,000

Exeter

Law enforcement accreditation

$ 29,580

TOTAL

$ 439,024



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