Senator Witkos Votes in Support of Community Engagement Funding for Connecticut Cities

July 22, 2020

Hartford, CT – State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-Canton) has voted in support of funding for community engagement training to law enforcement in various cities.  The funding will be made available to towns with a population of over one hundred thousand, and towns adjacent to towns with a population of over one hundred thousand.


Funds will provide eligible applicants with training designed to engage the community in transitional justice with an emphasis on reconciliation and repairing the police’s relationships with the communities they serve.  Eligible cities will have the opportunity to apply for funds to implement this training.  A total of $3,000,000 has been approved.


“The relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve is of paramount importance.  Especially considering recent events taking place around our nation and at home in Connecticut, any progress that can be made in creating positive connections and efforts supporting both our residents, and our officers with additional training will be a positive step and beneficial to all.  I am looking forward to this program being made available and I’m hopeful that many of our cities will be able to take advantage of this opportunity” said Senator Witkos.


The program  was presented to the State Bond Commission and was unanimously approved at a meeting held July 21st.