S.2254: COPS Improvements Act of 2014

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Sponsor Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 10 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 10, 2014
Latest Major Action April 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

COPS Improvements Act of 2014 - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to modify the public safety and community policing grant program (COPS ON THE BEAT grant program) to: (1) establish within the Department of Justice (DOJ), under the general authority of the Attorney General, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to be headed by a Director; and (2) authorize the Attorney General to carry out more than one such program.

Repeals provisions authorizing: (1) the Attorney General to give preferential consideration to applications for hiring and rehiring additional career law enforcement officers that involve a non-federal contribution exceeding a 25% minimum; and (2) the use of such grants to develop and implement either innovative programs to permit members of the community to assist state, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies in the prevention of crime in the community or new administrative and managerial systems to facilitate the...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 10, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.