In Support of Amendment to 42 USC Section 3771 to Allow Qualified Railroad Police Officers Access to the FBI National Academy

In Support of Amendment to 42 USC Section 3771 to Allow Qualified Railroad Police Officers Access to the FBI National Academy

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WHEREAS, there are some 42 major railroads employing approximately 2,800 police officers, who are highly trained law enforcement professionals, certified and/or commissioned as sworn police officers in their respective states; and 

WHEREAS, railroad police officers have a long and distinguished history as law enforcement officers in the United States; and

WHEREAS, railroad police officers, under the provisions of the Crime Control Act of 1990 have law enforcement authority in any jurisdiction wherein the railroad owns property; and

WHEREAS, railroad police officers, under the provisions of the Crime Control Act of 1990, have law enforcement authority in any jurisdiction wherein the railroad owns property; and

WHEREAS, there is no mechanism under current law for railroad police officers to attend the FBI National Academy, no therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the International Association of Chiefs of Police strongly supports an amendment to 42 USC Section 3771, to provide access to the FBI National Academy for railroad police.

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