Identify funding priorities and allocate resources accordingly.

  • Prioritize funding for measures needed to ensure effective policy implementation, such as hiring and training staff, upgrading data systems, and expanding services.
  • Analyze the impact of policy changes and reinvestments on agencies, courts, and local governments, and provide funding as needed to minimize any negative impact.
  • Invest in underfunded areas and other efforts needed to increase public safety.
  • Require reinvestments to support implementation of evidence-based practices.

Regularly evaluate how to fund public safety priorities.

  • Assess which policy changes require upfront investments.
  • Reevaluate funding needs regularly and provide necessary funding levels through annual or biennial appropriations as needed.
  • Statutorily tie reinvestment levels to accrued savings or averted costs to ensure public safety priorities are funded.
  • Transfer funding allocations between agencies, as needed.

Leverage federal resources to drive innovation.

  • Analyze current spending on public safety priorities and identify any gaps in funding.
  • Assess how federal funds are currently spent to determine whether funding is directed to public safety priorities.
  • Identify opportunities to pursue federally-funded efforts that align with public safety priorities and drive innovation.