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THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BLOCK GRANT

WHEREAS, in 1996 Congress began providing flexible funding directly to local governments through the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant and cities have effectively used these Block Grant funds for prevention, increased police presence, technology and equipment, among other activities; and

WHEREAS, many cities have used the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant quite effectively in tandem with the COPS program to expand community policing efforts; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Justice has done a superb job in effectively and efficiently administering the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant; and

WHEREAS, concern has been raised that the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant may be diluted from the intended purpose of providing support for local law enforcement and crime prevention related activities,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors registers its strong support for the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant and urges that it be authorized for a multi-year period without changes that would dilute the intended purpose of the program, which is to support local law enforcement and crime prevention activities; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors calls on Congress and the Administration to authorize and appropriate a significant increase in the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant.

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