By Bill O’Neil
A bill aimed at bringing more military veterans to careers in law enforcement has been signed in to law by President Trump.
Senator John Cornyn was among those leading the push for the “American Law Enforcement Heroes Act.”
The bill incentivizes state and local law enforcement agencies to hire military veterans through Department of Justice grants.
“This law will support our military veterans’ transition to civilian life and help the folks charged with protecting communities” Senator Cornyn said.
“By prioritizing existing federal funding, our state and local law enforcement partners will get the highly trained individuals they need to keep our communities safe, while giving our veterans an opportunity to continue serving their country” Cornyn added.
Congressman Will Hurd led the bill’s push in the U.S. House.
“This is just one of the many ways I am committed to giving back to the veteran community. I was proud to lead this legislation in the House to provide an opportunity for veterans to continue their service in their local communities after they transition out of the military” Hurd said.