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Grassley aids in introduction of public safety legislation

As part of National Police Week, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, and Georgia Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at improving public safety.

Their bipartisan TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act will provide resources for training law enforcement officials and first responders when handling incidents that involve individuals who have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The bill will improve training for law enforcement by bolstering the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program. The program would be responsible for developing and implementing PTSD and TBI trainings, and these trainings would in turn be included in the Police Mental Health Collaboration Kit – a no-cost training tool that provides resources for law enforcement agencies to effectively respond to calls for service.

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