Listening to Your Ideas to Protect Our Kids
In a recent email survey from my office, you told me you would support having more uniformed officers protecting our schools.
Last week, I joined with Congressman Mark Meadows from North Carolina to introduce the “Protect America’s Schools Act.” Our bill will give local law enforcement agencies new resources to put uniformed officers in schools.
This is the one step we can take that we know will deter violent actions and protect our children. This is common sense. I’ve talked to the sheriffs in my district, and they’re either already putting uniformed officers in schools, or they want to do so but can’t afford it.
The Protect America’s Schools Act reinstates the Cops in Schools (CIS) grant program, which has not been funded since 2005. CIS is specifically designed to give local law enforcement agencies additional resources to hire new police officers to protect schools. Funding for CIS would be offset, and the bill would not add to the deficit.
Refunding the Cops in Schools program will give local law enforcement officials the resources they need to keep our children safe.
If you’d like more information about this bill, you can read the full text here or email me with any questions.
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Congressman Tom Rooney