H.R.421 - COPS Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2013
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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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. COPS GRANT IMPROVEMENTS.
‘(1) OFFICE- There is within the Department of Justice, under the general authority of the Attorney General, a separate and distinct office to be known as the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (referred to in this subsection as the ‘COPS Office’).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(b) 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, and multi-jurisdictional or regional consortia for the purposes described in subsections (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 enhance school safety and to combat crime, gangs, drug activities, and other problems in and around elementary and secondary schools, including assisting schools with emergency preparedness and preventative measures plans for natural disasters and acts of violence and terrorism.’;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 (b) 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
section 1141 of title 10, United States Code.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(e) Technology Grants- The Attorney General may make grants under subsection (b) 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
‘(8) if the application is for a grant for officers performing homeland security duties, explain how the applicant intends to coordinate with Federal law enforcement in support of the applicant’s homeland security mission;’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Limitation on Use of Funds- Section 1704(c) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (
(d) Definitions- Section 1709(1) 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(c), and not more than $250,000,000 shall be used for grants under section 1701(e).’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink