U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) voted for, and the U.S. House of Representatives passed, the Invest to Protect Act, which funds targeted efforts to recruit and retain law enforcement officials at local police departments, provide officer training, and increase access to mental health resources. To be eligible for this funding, law enforcement agencies must employ fewer than 125 officers, which includes more than 95% of the nation’s police departments.
“Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities and keep our families safe,” said Rep. Feenstra. “I am proud to support the Invest to Protect Act to fully fund our police and give them the tools and resources they need to do their jobs. As a strong ally of our law enforcement community, I will always back the blue 100%.”
Funding through this legislation may be used for de-escalation training, signing and retention bonuses, training for domestic violence and substance use disorder calls, and improved access to mental health services for law enforcement officers.