SENATE DEMOCRATS HOST MEETING TO HONOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS DURING NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

Wm. Blair Anderson, Chief of Police, St. Cloud Police Department, MN, was one of several law enforcement officers to speak with Senate Democrats during Police Week

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democrats hosted a roundtable discussion with law enforcement officials during Police Week.

The conversation focused on Democratic efforts to increase funding for COPS Hiring grants, which assist local police departments in hiring and training police officers.  Law enforcement officials voiced their support for substance abuse treatment and mental health services as a critical component of fighting the opioid abuse epidemic.