WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced more than $31 million in new federal funding for Nevada police departments, courts, non-profits, and Tribes to support public safety and victim services programs. Rosen and Cortez Masto have consistently voted to fund these programs, and the full list of Department of Justice (DOJ) awards secured by the Senators is available HERE.
“Law enforcement officers are the heroes who keep Nevada safe,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud to see this funding is coming to Nevada to keep hardworking families, small businesses, and communities safe. I will always work in a bipartisan way to support public safety and victim services programs.”
“To keep Nevada families safe, we need to make sure our local law enforcement has the funding and support they need to crack down on crime, hold perpetrators accountable, and support victims,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I’ll always stand with our police and support their work to keep our communities safe.”
Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto have been strong advocates in the Senate for our police officers. As part of the government funding legislation last year, Senator Rosen secured millions in funding for police departments across Nevada. Earlier this year, Senator Rosen also announced federal funding opportunities for local police departments to hire more officers and incentivize community policing efforts. This year, Senator Rosen also invited Las Vegas Metro Police Department Officer Laura Villicana as her guest to the State of the Union Address to highlight local efforts in Nevada to increase trust between local law enforcement and the Las Vegas community.