Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed four bills to bolster public safety and good policing, with a focus on police training and recruitment, responding to mental health crises, preventing community violence, and solving gun crimes.

Applauding their passage, Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, released the following statement:

“Assuring public safety is a top priority for America’s mayors and for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. These bills make needed investments in our cities and their police departments, investments that will make our neighborhoods safer and improve our response to people having behavioral health crises. They will help us to achieve strong, effective, and accountable policing, prevent violence, and intervene when it does occur. They’ll advance public safety and good policing in America’s cities. We applaud the House of Representatives for passing these bills and urge the Senate to pass them this year and send them to the President for signature.”