Governor Newsom has promised to get tougher on crime by directing the California Highway Patrol to triple its resources in Los Angeles...
California Governor Gavin Newsom has promised to get tough on crime by helping local law enforcement in Los Angeles. According to a statement by Governor Newsom, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will triple its resources in Los Angeles devoted to tackling retail crime.
“The state is investing hundreds of millions of dollars to crack down on organized crime and when our local partners need further assistance," said Governor Newsom. "We’re ready with a helping hand. The CHP is the proven leader in tackling organized retail theft and through this expanded partnership the agency will further assist the city in doing its job to keep Angelenos and their businesses safe.”
“Law enforcement is all about partnership," said CHP Commissioner Sean Duryee in a statement. "And the CHP is proud to be a good partner to Los Angeles. Working together, and by utilizing the CHP’s wide breadth of expertise and resources, we will crack down on this uptick in dangerous and unacceptable criminal activity.”
Governor Newsom also plans to strengthen public safety by improving local law enforcement response times and getting dangerous weapons off California's streets. "California’s 2023-24 budget includes more than $800 million in funding to support multiple programs to improve public safety and crack down on retail crime," per a statement by the Governor's Office. "This funding supports multiple law enforcement task forces fighting the spread of fentanyl and combatting retail theft, as well as local law enforcement grants totaling $255 million over three years."
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