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Washington Report – April 23, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 26, 2021


NAPO issues a statement on the verdicts in the criminal trial of former Minneapolis, Minnesota Police Officer Derek Chauvin; The guilty verdict for Chauvin has reignited efforts in Congress to overhaul policing practices. Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), the sponsor of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), the sponsor of the JUSTICE Act, have dived right in to negotiating the differences between the two bills in the hopes of coming to an agreement on a final compromise bill; NAPO is partnering with longtime sponsor Nationwide to offer NAPO members an informative webinar on Retirement Planning Tuesday, May 18; On April 9, President Biden released his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2022, which outlines his major spending priorities in his proposed 2022 Budget request expected to be released later this spring. As it is just an outline, the blueprint is fairly vague on what programs the President wants to cut or keep, offering only little snippets of his priorities within various departments, agencies and programs; Click here for NAPO’s updated “Sponsor/Cosponsor” spreadsheet which accompanies the latest “Legislative Positions” document; NAPO members have been instrumental in introducing legislation to create Blue Alert plans. NAPO, together with the COPS Office, stand ready to work with stakeholders to help enact such legislation. If you are interested in receiving information and resources on how to establish a Blue Alert plan or you wish to participate in the state-level working group, please contact the NAPO Office at (703) 549-0775 or [email protected]; and the City of Hurst Police Department, a Civil Service Department, is seeking a Police Officer. Applicants must pre-register for the Police Officer Entrance Examination and apply for the Police Officer position online at www.hursttx.gov/openpositions. The application deadline is 5 p.m. April 29.

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