State GOP push to support law enforcement

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(ABC 6 News) – Senate Republicans are proposing a $65 million law enforcement package that they’re calling C.O.P.S. — Creating Opportunities in Public Safety. The program will try and fix what law enforcement says is a recruitment problem.

C.O.P.S. is made up of six bills, authored by different senators. It includes $1 million for an ad campaign, around $40 million for scholarships and financial aid for prospective peace officers, and an additional $20 million allocated for sign-on bonuses of up to $10,000.

There are a lot of hoops that will have to be jumped in order for this proposal to get the traction it needs.

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Senator Nick Frentz is among those at the state Capitol hoping that this gets bipartisan support and went in-depth on the law enforcement package.