Phillips, law enforcement leaders to unveil bipartisan Pathways to Policing Act
Phillips’s bill was inspired by Minnesota’s award-winning “Pathway to Policing” program
Washington, May 30, 2022 | Bryan Doyle (202-740-2468)
Tags: Public Safety
BLOOMINGTON, MN — Rep. Dean Phillips will join state and local law enforcement leaders on Tuesday, May 31st, to unveil his Pathways to Policing Act, a new bipartisan bill to help state and local law enforcement agencies struggling to maintain adequate staffing levels recruit a new generation of public servants.
Endorsed by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, the Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police, and the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, the Pathways to Policing Act would provide $50 million to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for marketing campaigns to boost recruitment nationwide, and an additional $50 million to create and operate Minnesota-styled “Pathways to Policing” programs supported by local and statewide marketing and recruiting efforts.
Priority for the grants to states, local governments, and law enforcement agencies under this program will be given to applicants seeking to build a diverse police force that represents the communities they serve.
Pathways to Policing Act Announcement