Crime and Drugs

Keeping our streets safe and our communities drug-free has never been more important. Every American has a right to live, work, and raise a family in a safe, crime-free neighborhood. And every child has the right to go to a safe, drug-free school.

I am committed to making our streets and schools as safe as possible, and have taken concrete actions to do so, including:

Leading the fight for an increase in COPS funding for local law enforcement agencies to put more police officers on our streets.

Fighting the emerging threats of methamphetamine labs and OxyContin abuse in our rural communities.

Funding a $1 million statewide DNA initiative to help our state's crime labs process their DNA backlog.

Helping expand the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, which gives local law enforcement more tools for combatting drugs.

Introducing the Arresting Child Predators Act to improve the ability of law enforcement agencies to catch child predators.

Passing into law pass the Securing Adolescents From Exploitation Online (SAFE) Act, which clarified and enhanced the current system for Internet Service Providers to report online child pornography and made the failure to report child pornography a federal crime.

Voting to authorize a grant program to end elder abuse and neglect, and to provide training for law enforcement agencies to better serve victims.


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