Ohio lawmaker introduces legislation to permanently fund police training

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The World's Largest Gavel in Columbus, Ohio, as seen in September 2011. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A state lawmaker to create a permanent funding source for training Ohio’s law enforcement officers.

State Rep. Cindy Abrams, R-Harrison, introduced legislation to use a portion of the anticipated tax revenue from the sale of adult-use marijuana Ohio voters approved this week. The lawmaker says the move will ensure funding for law enforcement training is sustainable for years to come.

Abrams recently championed an $80 million investment in the Law Enforcement Assistance Fund over the next two years, which will fund law enforcement continuing professional training.

“Training saves lives,” Abrams said. “Every one of our law enforcement officers should have access to quality training, and this bill will ensure this is Ohio’s reality with sustainable funding. Training sets law enforcement up for success, increases public safety, and strengthens community relations.”

The legislation awaits a bill number and committee assignment.

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