Legislative Alert: IACP Advocates Creating a National Commission on Criminal Justice

For over two decades, the IACP’s top legislative priority has been the creation of a National Commission on Criminal Justice. The last national commission, created in 1965 by U.S. President Lyndon Johnson, led to significant changes in the criminal justice system and put in place many lasting measures that fundamentally changed the way law enforcement agencies and the U.S. criminal justice system operated.

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On March 23, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill (HR 1625), which authorized $1.3 trillion in federal spending and funds the U.S. fe...
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Throughout the year, the IACP Executive Board—the elected leadership of the IACP, representing the full spectrum of police executives from across the United States and around the globe—advocates a...
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On February 12, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled a proposed budget of $4.4 trillion for federal fiscal year (FY) 2019, which begins on October 1, 2018. The president’s proposed FY 2019 bud...
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On January 17, 2018, IACP Second Vice President Steven Casstevens, chief of the Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Police Department, testified on the long-term care needs of first responders injured in the lin...
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On November 30, 2017, Chief David Rausch, general chair of the IACP Midsize Agencies Division, testified before the Homeland Security Committee, U. S. House of Representatives on securing communities ...
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On October 19, 2017, U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the Corrections Oversight, Recidivism Reduction, and Eliminating Costs for Taxpayers In Our National Syst...
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In October 2017, U.S Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced several Department of Justice (DOJ) actions to reduce violent crime in the United States. One such action is the reinvigoration of Project...
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On August 28, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order, “Restoring State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement’s Access to Life-Saving Equipment and Resources,” which restores th...
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Maintain[ing] funding for core programs, including law enforcement and state and local public safety grants,” the FY 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations bill passed the Senate Appropriati...
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In mid-June, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) to Combat Violent Crime. The PSP was developed in response to the Presidential Executive Order ...