Lucas Applauds City of Guthrie’s Community Policing Development Program Funds

Oct 06, 2021

Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice announced that the City of Guthrie was a recipient of the Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) Community Policing Development (CPD) program funding. The City of Guthrie, which was one of three awardees in Oklahoma, was awarded $75,000 in funding to advance the practice of community policing law enforcement.

“The United States was built on the principle of the Rule of Law. Working toward justice in our nation is not achieved by defunding the police; but instead, by ensuring state and local law enforcement have the training, tools, and personnel necessary to protect and serve our communities,” said Congressman Lucas. “I’m proud to support the Justice Department’s COPS programs and applaud the City of Guthrie for continuing to implement effective and supportive law enforcement practices to ensure the community and those who call it home remain safe.”

Community Policing Development program funds are used to develop the capacity of law enforcement to implement community policing by providing guidance on promising practices through the development and testing of innovative strategies; building knowledge about effective practices and outcomes; and supporting new, creative approaches to preventing crime and promoting safe communities.

Lucas supported the program’s funding last year and this year throughout Congress’ regular appropriations process.

For more information about the Community Policing Development program, click here.



Recent Posts

Feb 21, 2024

Lucas Stands Up for Oklahoma Beef Producers

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined an effort to halt the Biden Administration’s rule allowing for the importation of fresh Paraguayan beef, which has historically been affected by the viral foot-and-mouth disease. The USDA’s most recent inspection of cattle in Paraguay was nearly a decade ago.  Congressman Lucas (OK-03) joined Rep. Ronny Jackson’s (TX-13) joint resolution […]

Feb 20, 2024

Lucas: USDA fails to deliver support to Oklahoma farmers.

Washington, DC – At today’s House Agriculture Committee hearing, Congressman Lucas questioned Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack over the Biden Administration’s failed Emergency Relief Program (ERP). Congressman Lucas noted that producers in Oklahoma were feeling the negative affects of the ERP 2022 program. Secretary Vilsack questioned this claim, prompting Congressman Lucas to defend his constituents. Click here or […]

Feb 6, 2024

Secretary Yellen Dodges Basel Endgame Questioning

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Lucas followed up with Secretary Yellen on whether Treasury has discussed the impact of the Basel Endgame proposal with the Federal Reserve. When asked a straightforward question on the detrimental impact of the proposal, Secretary Yellen had no answer. February 6, 2024 Lucas: “Are you concerned that the proposal will undermine the […]