Law Enforcement De-Escalation Training Act of 2022

Floor Speech

Date: Dec. 14, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. CORREA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the Law Enforcement De-Escalation Act that will add additional funding for our local police officers. In my local police agencies, they are asking for this funding, they are asking for additional training.

Today, the job of a police officer goes beyond protecting our family. Today, we are asking police officers, protect our families and address mental health issues and address substance abuse issues and address the issue of homelessness. We have watched in horror on television as situations get out of control because police officers are not trained to deal with these issues on a day-to-day basis.

It is time to make a difference. It is time to train our peace officers to do the job that we hired them to do, which is protect our families and to address the local issues, to address the new jobs that we have asked them to take on.

This bill will assure that our peace officers are trained and prepared to handle the situations they encounter on a day-to-day basis.

Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to please support additional funding that our local police officers and local police agencies are asking for.