1. The prepared remarks first emphasized the importance of supporting police departments throughout the country and fostering a culture that respects law enforcement. โ€œWe have to give our police back their authority, resources, power, and prestige. Leave our police alone. Let them do their job. Give them back their RESPECT. They know what to do. We have to allow them to do it,โ€ Trumpโ€™s plan said.
  2. On top of giving officers the tools they need to succeed, Trumpโ€™s policy proposal called for the restitution of โ€œstop-and-frisk policies in cities,โ€ adding that it is imperative guns are taken from criminals. โ€œIf you are a convicted felon and you have a gun, youโ€™re off the streets,โ€ the proposal asserts.
  3. Trump also proposed strengthening โ€œqualified immunity and other protections for our police officers.โ€
  4. He further called on the next set of Washington, DC, lawmakers, who take office in January, to make emergency funds available for the hiring of police officers across the nation, as many departments face staffing issues. โ€œWe need the largest increase in the hiring of police officers in American HISTORYโ€”โ€”to get more police on the streets than EVER before, walking every beat,โ€ the prepared remarks said.
  5. The 45th president also advocated for a joint violence crime task force headed by both the Department and Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, which would focus on โ€œdestroyingโ€ gang organizations and imposing โ€œsevere penalties.โ€