Oct 24, 2023 | Blog Posts

Keeping Us Safe

90% of police departments in the U.S. employ fewer than 200 full-time police officers.  

While we always Back the Blue in Iowa, rural police departments often struggle to compete with larger departments for federal resources. That’s why I’m championing the Invest to Protect Act which would create competitive grants exclusively to support small police departments.


These resources help with recruitment and retention, training, and mental health support for police officers. We can’t leave our rural communities behind. The Invest to Protect Act ensures rural police departments have the resources to keep us safe.  

Go further ➡️ One of my top priorities since coming to Congress has been ensuring our rural communities are not left behind. I’ve introduced several bills to help level the playing field for our small towns including: 

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