COLUMBUS—State Rep. Cindy Abrams (R-Harrison) today introduced legislation to create a permanent funding source for training Ohio’s law enforcement officers.
Abrams recently championed an $80 million investment over the next two years in the Law Enforcement Assistance Fund, which will be used to fund law enforcement continuing professional training. This bill, which uses a portion of the anticipated tax revenue from the sale of adult use marijuana approved by Ohio voters this week, will ensure funding for law enforcement training is sustainable for years to come.
“Training saves lives,” said Abrams. “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.