WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced that more than $1,050,000 for public safety and law enforcement has been awarded to the Nevada System of Higher Education, Elko County School District, and the City of Reno. This funding comes through the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) for hiring law enforcement officers, increasing school security, and supporting community policing.
Below is a breakdown of the funding:
- $375,000 for the Nevada System of Higher Education to hire additional officers.
- $500,000 for Elko County School District to improve school security.
- $175,000 for City of Reno for officer recruitment, retention, and workforce diversification.
“One of my top priorities in the Senate is ensuring law enforcement in Nevada have all the resources they need to keep our communities safe,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud to see this funding come to our state and support agencies in hiring additional officers to strengthen school and community safety.”
“I’m pleased to see these federal dollars I secured coming to Nevada to improve public safety,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I’ll continue working with my colleagues to provide Nevada’s law enforcement with the tools they need to keep our streets and schools safe.”
Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto have consistently supported Nevada law enforcement and police departments. Last month, they announced over $7.2 million they secured for Nevada’s law enforcement and first responders. Earlier this year, they helped pass the bipartisan Recruit and Retain Act, which establishes a federal pipeline program supporting more collaboration between local law enforcement and schools to hire and retain more police officers. Senator Rosen also announced federal funding opportunities for local police departments to hire more officers and incentivize community policing efforts. Senator Cortez Masto’s bipartisan bills to combat the crisis of law enforcement suicide and provide mental health resources to officers have been signed into law by presidents of both parties.