Gov. Youngkin announces Operation Bold Blue Line

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced by email the launch of Operation Bold Blue Line.

The initiative hopes to help Law Enforcement combat violent crime in Virginia.

The plan will invest $13 million over the next two years in new group violence intervention efforts.

To combat staffing issues the Governor’s plan is to fix wage compression and increase funding for partnering community Police.

The plan includes provisions to prohibit partnering localities from defunding Police Departments.

Operation Bold Blue Line will also work to recruit officers from Virginia and the Nation in a $30 million homegrown recruitment effort and 8-week training academy.

The initiative hopes to disburse $75 million for new equipment and training as well.

The plan includes work with the Virginia Retirement System to ensure retired Law Enforcement retirees can collect benefits while working in new support roles.

Operation Bold Blue Line will also work to fund a Victim Witness Assistance Program to help Police and Prosecutors put violent criminals behind bars.

The Governor stood with Attorney General Jason Miyares, Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earle Sears and mayors, police chiefs and sheriffs from across Virginia while announcing the initiative.

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