UPDATED 1:12 PM PT — Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
President Trump promised law enforcement that his administration will “protect those who protect us.”
The president delivered the closing remarks Friday at the Project Safe Neighborhoods conference in Kansas City.
He also said radical activists have smeared law enforcement for too long, and his administration will not tolerate attacks on those who defend our communities.
“This initiative brings law enforcement, community groups and local leaders together to get the most violent criminals in the most dangerous areas off the streets and behind bars,” stated President Trump. “After many years of neglect, we are bringing back this lifesaving program stronger than ever before.”
Friday’s conference marked the first nationwide conference of Project Safe Neighborhoods, which is sponsored by the Justice Department and focuses on crime reduction strategies.
President Trump has promised to ask Congress to increase funding for the organization next year.