The radical left is trying to abolish police departments across the country. They are moving from socialism to complete anarchy. It’s dangerous, and Ted will fight against any effort to weaken the Thin Blue Line. Ted stands shoulder to shoulder with our brave men and women in law enforcement and knows they need more resources and training, not less.
Ted wrote the Community Policing Act to help local police departments train officers in de-escalation tactics and active community engagement. At the same time, he wrote the No Tolerance for Rioters Act, which doubled the federal penalties for rioting. Stronger relationships between police officers and citizens will help to establish safer neighborhoods. In 2021, when Washington Democrats proposed a multi-billion dollar Capitol security bill, Ted proposed redirecting over $90 million to better equip the Capitol Police and help reopen the Capitol.