Keep Our Communities Safe

As a leader in supporting our local police officers and protecting the citizens of Northwest Indiana, Pete promotes initiatives to ensure that law enforcement officials have the tools they need to keep themselves safe and our communities secure.  After learning that police officers did not have funding to purchase bulletproof vests, and that they were combating criminals who were wearing bulletproof vests, Pete took decisive action to create the federal Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program.  This program helps local law enforcement departments purchase life-saving protective vests for their officers. Further, Pete is a strong advocate of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area that provides federal resources to support Lake and Porter County police departments to combat regional threats to our communities.