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HUTCHINSON, Kan. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies – today hosted U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Kansas. The Attorney General discussed crime prevention with Kansas law enforcement personnel at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas City, and toured and gave remarks at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLTEC) in Hutchinson.

“It was an honor to be with Attorney General Sessions and law enforcement officials from across the state today who have dedicated their lives to making Kansas a safer place,” said Sen. Moran. “KLETC is imperative to training future law enforcement officials, and I expect the Department of Justice to take actions that seek to support and enhance the capacity of local law enforcement and foster a culture of shared goals, burdens and responsibilities.

“Last year, there were more murders in Kansas than any year since 1959, a trend that must be reversed,” continued Sen. Moran. “I appreciate Attorney General Sessions for announcing grants for body-worn cameras to the Wichita Police Department and for enhancing drug court services, coordination, management and recovery support services in Cowley County. Not only will this increase public safety, but it will also provide critical support in combatting opioid and methamphetamine addiction.”

During his visit, Attorney General Sessions announced the following Department of Justice (DOJ) grants awarded to Kansas entities:

  • $700,000 for the Kansas City Police Department to continue its Violent Crimes Task Force.
  • $428,424 for Cowley County to enhance drug court services, coordination, management of drug court participants and recovery support services. In July, Sen. Moran issued a letter of support for this grant proposal. The letter is attached.  
  • $100,500 to the Wichita Police Department to purchase 67 body-worn cameras for their officers.

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