Rosen-Backed Bipartisan Bill to Hire and Retain More Police Officers Signed Into Law

Rosen Helped Pass This Bipartisan Bill In The Senate Last Year To Address The Nationwide Police Officer Shortage

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that bipartisan legislation she co-sponsored, and helped pass in the Senate, to address the police officer shortage has been signed into law. The bipartisan Recruit and Retain Act will establish a federal pipeline program to support increased collaboration between local police departments and schools to help facilitate recruitment activities and encourage young people to enter careers in law enforcement. This bipartisan legislation will also expand the existing COPS Hiring Program to help cover local police departments’ recruiting and onboarding costs.

“I’ve heard from law enforcement officers across Nevada about how the dire shortage of police officers is affecting them,” said Senator Rosen. “That’s why I’ve been pushing to pass this bipartisan legislation to recruit and retain more police officers, and I’m thrilled to see it signed into law. I’ll keep fighting to secure the resources our law enforcement agencies need to keep Nevada communities safe.”

Senator Rosen has been a strong supporter of Nevada’s law enforcement community, and she’s been working to ensure it has the resources needed to fight crime and keep communities safe. Earlier this year, she secured over $7 million for law enforcement projects across Nevada through the Fiscal Year 2024 government funding bill. Last year, Senator Rosen secured millions of dollars for law enforcement and first responders in the 2023 funding bill, ensuring these critical funds were delivered to communities across the state. She also introduced bipartisan legislation that would help determine best practices for identifying and treating post-traumatic stress and combating suicide among police and first responders.