Lovick bill to allow private donations to help fund law enforcement training passes Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Feb. 08, 2024 Lovick bill to allow private donations to help fund law enforcement training passes Senate OLYMPIA – Legislation passed in the Senate today would allow the Criminal Justice Training Commission to accept donated money or property to go towards funding a Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) class. “The foundation of safe, effective policing is training,’ said Sen. John Lovick (D-Mill Creek), the prime sponsor of SB 6301. “With these donations, private citizens or organizations can make an investment in the safety of their community.” Completing a BLEA class is mandatory for peace officers serving in any Washington state law enforcement agency. One class trains about 30 students and costs approximately $860,000 per class. Most of the cost ...

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