Learn More About the Latest Police Supplemental Appropriations Bill
The Michigan House of Representatives has passed a supplemental appropriations bill of nearly $370 million to support Police and Public Safety. Some of the key spending proposals included in the spending bill are:
- $10 million for local law enforcement quarantine reimbursement
- These funds will be used to reimburse officers that were forced to quarantine and take personal time off because of exposure or possible exposure to COVID-19
- $ 2.5 million for signing bonuses for new corrections officers
- $ 2.5 million for retention bonuses for corrections officers
- $10 million for community police programs
- $10 million for public safety signing bonuses
- $7.5 million for first responder and public safety staff mental health services
- $1 million for first responder bags
- $40 million for public safety academy assistance programs to provide scholarships for police academy recruits and assistance with salaries for police cadets
The bill passed the House of Representatives 97-3 and is now awaiting further action by the Michigan Senate.
This legislation was sponsored and worked on by former POAM member and current State Representative Mike Mueller (R-Linden). POAM would like to thank him for his tireless work on behalf of our state’s law enforcement officers. We would also like to thank Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit), Rep. Joe Tate (D-Detroit), and Speaker Jason Wentworth (R-Clare) for their consistent support for law enforcement.
Kenneth E. Grabowski
POAM Legislative Director
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POAM will continue to share related legislative information about this upcoming police supplemental appropriations bill through our online platforms, including our website, and social media – Facebook and Twitter.