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WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies – today announced a $1.25 million grant to Fort Hays State University (FHSU) from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The Community Policing Development Program (CPD) grant will support the recently established De-Escalation Regional Training Center that will provide national level training for law enforcement in Kansas and surrounding states.

“As an appropriator for the Department of Justice, I work to make certain law enforcement have the tools and resources necessary to keep our communities safe,” said Sen. Moran. “I am pleased this federal grant will support the establishment of a regional training center in Hays for law enforcement across the Midwest to learn and develop the skills necessary to effectively and appropriately de-escalate challenging and dangerous situations they encounter in the field.”

"Fort Hays State University’s Departments of Criminal Justice and Police and Security are honored to be a recipient of this award," said Dr. Tamara J. Lynn, FHSU Department of Criminal Justice Chair and National De-Escalation Training Center Executive Council President. "We appreciate Senator Moran and his staff for their support of this important initiative. We look forward to bringing advanced de-escalation training to law enforcement across the region."

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