Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Today, in Governor Charlie Baker’s office, I joined lawmakers and law enforcers as we gathered to witness the Governor sign the police training funding bill.
The ceremony was both a happy occasion – a dedication to securing much needed and wanted training for our police officers and, a very solemn occasion -with the memory of the murders of Weymouth Police Sergeant. Michael Chesna, Yarmouth Sergeant and K-9 officer Sean Gannon and Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino, on our minds.
This has been an ongoing priority for the members of the Senate Republican Caucus and I have been persistent in sponsoring and co-sponsoring many amendments to secure adequate funding for police training. Throughout this process we have been fortunate to work in a bipartisan way and to have the partnership of police chiefs and police officers from throughout the state.
The bill signed into law today by the Governor provides up to $10 million each year to fund municipal police training.