Dr. Kim Schrier For Congress Releases New Ad “Police”

ISSAQUAH, WA – Dr. Kim Schrier for Congress has released a new TV ad, “Police,”  highlighting her bipartisan efforts to secure funding for local police and to improve training for law enforcement.

Here are some ways that Schrier has worked to support law enforcement in Washington’s Eighth District:

  • Schrier introduced amendments in Congress to give local departments ways to improve safety and build trust: broad adoption of body-worn cameras and using expertise from mental health professionals where appropriate. In order to secure these resources to fund these initiatives, she has pushed for Congress to pass the Invest to Protect Act, a bipartisan bill that would bring resources and training to departments with fewer than 200 officers.

  • She is also working to secure $2 million in federal funding to bring body cameras and crisis response teams to the King County Sheriff’s Office, to protect officers and the community.

  • Rep. Schrier participated in 7 ride-alongs and officer roundtables with local law enforcement across the district to hear firsthand from officers about the tools they need to keep our communities safe.

  • She sponsored the COPS on the Beat Grant Program Reauthorization and Parity Act that would triple funding for COPS grants, and the PART Act to address catalytic converter thefts.

  • Schrier voted to increase law enforcement and public safety funding by $500 million for 2022.

  • She does not support defunding the police, and she never has. We need to give our officers the tools and training they need, so they can enforce the laws and keep our communities safe – and also have the appropriate oversight and accountability.

“I’ve been in law enforcement for 36 years and I’ve seen a lot of politicians talk about police, but Kim Schrier is different. She listens to us and she delivers.” said Sheriff Deputy Dan Pingrey. “It’s Kim who got more money for law enforcement to fund the equipment that we need like new bullet proof vests and more funding for mental health resources for an integrated approach to serve our community. Kim has our back and she has my support.”