Hoeven Working to Provide Law Enforcement the Training, Equipment & Support Needed to Continue Protecting North Dakota Communities

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today addressed the North Dakota Peace Officer Association’s annual conference, where he recognized the critical work of the state’s law enforcement personnel and outlined his efforts to ensure they have the training, equipment and support they need to continue protecting communities across North Dakota. To this end, the senator:

  • Works as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee to ensure strong support for critical law enforcement programs, including:
    • The Regional Information Sharing Systemsprogram, which provides secure communications and information sharing services to combat multi-jurisdictional crime.
    • The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program, which provides a wide range of support to state and local law enforcement, including equipment and training.
  • Helped introduce the Thin Blue Line Act to increase federal penalties for offenders who target law enforcement.
  • Is advancing initiatives like the U.S. Indian Law Enforcement Advanced Training Center at Camp Grafton.
    • During his time as Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Hoeven worked to establishthe center to help address law enforcement needs in Indian country, especially in the Great Plains area.

“Our law enforcement personnel do essential work every day, taking on challenging and often dangerous tasks in order to keep us safe. Whether it’s protecting communities against crime or responding to accidents and providing life-saving aid, we are tremendously grateful for their service,” said Hoeven. “That’s why I continue working to ensure they receive the training, equipment and support they need to continue serving their communities and to keep themselves and others safe.”