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S.368 - COPS Improvements Act of 2007
A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to enhance the COPS ON THE BEAT grant program, and for other purposes.
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January 23, 2007
Mr. BIDEN (for himself, Mr. BAUCUS, Mrs. BOXER, Ms. CANTWELL, Mrs. CLINTON, Mr. DODD, Mrs. FEINSTEIN, Mr. HARKIN, Mr. KERRY, Mr. KOHL, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. LEAHY, Mr. LIEBERMAN, Mr. MENENDEZ, Ms. MIKULSKI, Mr. OBAMA, Mr. REED, Mr. SALAZAR, Mr. SCHUMER, Mr. SMITH, Ms. STABENOW, and Mr. REIDMr. REID, Mr. BYRD, Mr. ROCKEFELLER, Mr. BROWN, Mrs. MCCASKILL, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. NELSON of Florida, Ms. LANDRIEU, Ms. KLOBUCHAR, Mr. SPECTER, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr. CARDIN, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. SANDERS, Mrs. MURRAY, Mr. COLEMAN, Mr. CASEY, and Mr. BINGAMAN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the JudiciaryCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. COPS GRANT IMPROVEMENTS.
`(a) Grant Authorization- The Attorney General shall carry out grant programs under which the Attorney General makes grants to States, units of local government, Indian tribal governments, other public and private entities, multi-jurisdictional or regional consortia, and individuals for the purposes described in subsections (b), (c), (d), and (e).';CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
`(5) award grants to hire school resource officers and to establish school-based partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and local school systems to combat crime, gangs, drug activities, and other problems in and around elementary and secondary schools;';CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
`(16) establish and implement innovative programs to reduce and prevent illegal drug manufacturing, distribution, and use, including the manufacturing, distribution, and use of methamphetamine; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
`(1) IN GENERAL- Grants made under subsection (a) may be used to hire former members of the Armed Forces to serve as career law enforcement officers for deployment in community-oriented policing, particularly in communities that are adversely affected by a recent military base closing.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
`(2) DEFINITION- In this subsection, `former member of the Armed Forces' means a member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is involuntarily separated from the Armed Forces within the meaning of
`(d) Community Prosecutors Program- The Attorney General may make grants under subsection (a) to pay for additional community prosecuting programs, including programs that assign prosecutors to--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
`(2) address counter-terrorism problems, specific violent crime problems (including intensive illegal gang, gun, and drug enforcement and quality of life initiatives), and localized violent and other crime problems based on needs identified by local law enforcement agencies, community organizations, and others.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
`(e) Technology Grants- The Attorney General may make grants under subsection (a) to develop and use new technologies (including interoperable communications technologies, modernized criminal record technology, and forensic technology) to assist State and local law enforcement agencies in reorienting the emphasis of their activities from reacting to crime to preventing crime and to train law enforcement officers to use such technologies.';CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
`(4) EXCLUSIVITY- The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services shall be the exclusive component of the Department of Justice to perform the functions and activities specified in this paragraph.';CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(8) in subsection (g), as so redesignated, by striking `may utilize any component', and all that follows and inserting `shall use the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services of the Department of Justice in carrying out this part.';CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
`(j) Retention of Additional Officer Positions- For any grant under paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection (b) for hiring or rehiring career law enforcement officers, a grant recipient shall retain each additional law enforcement officer position created under that grant for not less than 12 months after the end of the period of that grant, unless the Attorney General waives, wholly or in part, the retention requirement of a program, project, or activity.'.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
`SEC. 1703. RENEWAL OF GRANTS.
`(a) In General- A grant made under this part may be renewed, without limitations on the duration of such renewal, to provide additional funds, if the Attorney General determines that the funds made available to the recipient were used in a manner required under an approved application and if the recipient can demonstrate significant progress in achieving the objectives of the initial application.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
`(b) No Cost Extensions- Notwithstanding subsection (a), the Attorney General may extend a grant period, without limitations as to the duration of such extension, to provide additional time to complete the objectives of the initial grant award.'.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) in subsection (a), by striking `that would, in the absence of Federal funds received under this part, be made available from State or local sources' and inserting `that the Attorney General determines would, in the absence of Federal funds received under this part, be made available for the purpose of the grant under this part from State or local sources'; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENT- The table of contents of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (
(B) by striking the second sentence and inserting the following: `Of the funds available for grants under part Q, not less than $600,000,000 shall be used for grants for the purposes specified in section 1701(b), not more than $200,000,000 shall be used for grants under section 1701(d), and not more than $350,000,000 shall be used for grants under section 1701(e).'.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) LAW ENFORCEMENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS- Section 107 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (
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