Keeping our streets safe and our communities drug-free has never been more important. Every American has a right to live, work, and raise a family in a safe, crime-free neighborhood. And every child has the right to go to a safe, drug-free school.
I am committed to making our streets and schools as safe as possible, and have taken concrete actions to do so, including:
* Leading the fight for an increase in COPS funding for local law enforcement agencies to put more police officers on our streets.
* Fighting the emerging threats of methamphetamine labs and OxyContin abuse in our rural communities.
* Funding a $1 million statewide DNA initiative to help our state's crime labs process their DNS backlog.
* Helping expand the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, which gives local law enforcement more tools for combatting drugs.