Law Enforcement & Public Safety

Jon is a tireless advocate for Montana’s law enforcement and first responders, and he’ll always fight to get them the funding and resources they need to keep our families and communities safe.

As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Jon has consistently secured funding to beef up border security and to support law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal level. During the pandemic, Jon secured $1.25 billion in direct relief through the American Rescue Plan Act to keep critical services like cops and firefighters on the beat.

Jon is also pushing bipartisan legislation to ensure our first responders get the pay and benefits they deserve. His First Responder Fair RETIRE Act would allow federal first responders with dangerous jobs—including federal law enforcement officers, CBP officers, and firefighters—to keep their retirement benefits if they are injured on the job and return to work in an administrative position. Jon also supports legislation to give Border Patrol agents the pay raise they deserve, to create a streamlined grant program for smaller law enforcement agencies, and to provide law enforcement officers with more tools so they can better respond to individuals in a mental health crisis.

To help protect our kids and communities from dangerous drugs, Jon introduced his bipartisan ANTI Drug Act to increase funding for anti-drug trafficking taskforces and support local efforts to combat drug trafficking across Montana.

Jon will always fiercely defend the folks who work their tails off to keep us safe.

Senate Advances Tester’s Bipartisan Bills to Support Law Enforcement
His Invest to Protect Act and Law Enforcement De-Escalation Act passed the Senate by unanimous consent As part of his aggressive push to combat crime and support public safety in communities across Montana, the U.S. Senate advanced two of Senator Tester’s bipartisan law enforcement...
Tester’s Bill to Support First Responders, Law Enforcement, Passes House Unanimously

Bipartisan Fair RETIRE Act will support federal fire fighters, law enforcement officers, first responders injured in the line of duty

Senate Passes Tester’s National Police Week Resolution, Honors Montana’s Law Enforcement Officers

Senator’s resolution honors the 576 law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2021