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President Trump Signs Bills for Officers and Vets

President Trump signs two bills including one that encourages law enforcement agencies to hire veterans.

The “American Law Enforcement Heroes Act of 2017” and the “Public Safety Officer Benefits Improvement Act of 2017” were both signed Friday at the White House after congresse passed them in May.

The heroes act authorizes the Justice Department’s community policing program to use funds to hire veterans.

The Benefits Act aims to reduce waiting times for the families of officers killed in the line of duty to receive survivor benefits.