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The School Safety and Law Enforcement Improvement Act of 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Recently in response to the tragedy at Virginia Tech, Chairman Patrick Leahy of the Senate Judiciary Committee has combined several pre-existing bills into a comprehensive package that would provide for improvements in school safety and law enforcement. This legislation was approved by Committee and is waiting for full consideration by the Senate.
This bill, The School Safety and Law Enforcement Improvement Act of 2007 (SSLEIA), would establish a National Center for Campus Public Safety to foster collaboration among campus safety stakeholders by serving as a focal point for research, model policies and best practices, education, and public policy formulation to enhance the safety and security of U.S. college and university campuses. And it would also establish a $50 million grant program for institutions of higher education to use for their campus public safety offices, in a 50-50 match