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Chapter 650

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  650.035.  Missouri law enforcement assistance program, purpose — funding, eligibility. — 1.  There is hereby created the "Missouri Law Enforcement Assistance Program" within the department of public safety.

  2.  The purpose of this program is to provide state financial and technical assistance to create or improve local law enforcement pilot programs that may include:

  (1)  Reimbursement for overtime required to enhance specialized, nonroutine training opportunities;

  (2)  Analytical capacity for targeting enforcement efforts; and

  (3)  Community policing efforts derived from research-based models.

  3.  Distribution of state funds or technical assistance shall be by contractual arrangement between the department and each recipient law enforcement agency.  Terms of the contract shall be negotiable each year.  The state auditor shall periodically audit all law enforcement agencies receiving state funds.

  4.  Nothing in this section shall prohibit any law enforcement agency from receiving federal or local funds should such funds become available.

  5.  All law enforcement agencies, municipal and county, located in any county of the first classification with more than one hundred fifty thousand but fewer than two hundred thousand inhabitants, any county of the first classification with more than eighty-three thousand but fewer than ninety-two thousand inhabitants and with a home rule city with more than seventy-six thousand but fewer than ninety-one thousand inhabitants as the county seat, and any county of the third classification without a township form of government and with more than forty-one thousand but fewer than forty-five thousand inhabitants shall be eligible to receive funding hereunder, according to standards adopted by the department of public safety, unless otherwise restricted by statute.

  6.  No state funds shall be expended unless appropriated by the general assembly for this purpose.


(L. 2018 H.B. 1355)

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