Senate Judiciary Committee To Hold Law Enforcement Hearing During Police Week

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on May 12 to examine how law enforcement funding provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been used to support local law enforcement efforts in communities across the country.  Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) scheduled the hearing to coincide with the National Police Week, which was established by Congress in 1962.

Leahy worked to include nearly $4 billion for law enforcement programs in the economic recovery and investment package enacted earlier this year.  The recovery package included funding for state and local law enforcement assistance through Byrne grants, rural drug enforcement assistance, and the Community Oriented Policing (COPS) program.  The package also included funding for critical crime victims programs. 

The hearing on “Helping State and Local Law Enforcement” will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. in room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill.  It will be webcast live online.

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May 5, 2009


The Senate Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing entitled “Helping State and Local Law Enforcement” on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building.

By order of the Chairman.

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