08.31.20

Daines: I Will Always Support Montana Law Enforcement, Oppose Any Efforts to Defund the Police

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he will be joining a pledge to stand by Montana’s and America’s law enforcement officers and oppose any bill, resolution or movement to defund the police.

“I will always stand by the brave men and women of Montana’s law enforcement who put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe,” Daines said. “I will oppose any efforts to defund the police and will continue to unequivocally support Montana’s law enforcement.”  

Daines is a strong supporter of the men and women who serve in our local law enforcement and will continue working on policies that prioritizes the safety of Montana communities.    

On August 28th, 2020, Daines voiced his opposition to a proposal by the Missoula City Council to slash funding for the Missoula Police Department.

On July 27th, 2020, Daines issued a statement after the Helena City Commission’s voted not to cut $300,000 from the Helena Police Department’s personnel budget and remove School Resource Officers (SROs) from all school campuses.

On July 9th, 2020, Daines issued a statement against the Helena City Commission’s work session to cut $300,000 from the Helena Police Department’s personnel budget and remove School Resource Officers (SROs) from all school campuses.

On June 30th, 2020, the Helena City Commission voted to freeze about $300,000 from the Helena Police Department budget until a July 9 public hearing on reallocating funds dedicated to SROs.

On June 10th, 2020, Daines sponsored a Senate resolution that condemned the tragic murder of George Floyd and opposed the radical calls across the nation to defund the police.

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