Acted to make criminal penalties for auto theft tougher
When a car is stolen, it impacts employment, health care visits, child care access, and many aspects of daily life. And we invested in technology to locate and return stolen vehicles, and we strengthened the dedicated auto-theft task force.
We provided more support for District Attorneys to successfully prosecute the criminals responsible, and we took action to make criminal penalties for auto theft tougher by eliminating the value of a vehicle from consideration.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Colorado legislature
, Jan 11, 2024
Crack down on auto theft, propose tougher sentencing
This funding will help us crack down on auto theft with stronger tools like technology to help us locate and return stolen vehicles, an auto-theft task force, and greater support for District Attorneys in communities with high rates of auto theft to
help them prosecute the criminals responsible. I called on the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to get tough on auto theft sentencing, and the Commission's Sentencing Task Force moved that recommendation forward overwhelmingly.
Source: 2023 State of the State Address to the Colorado legislature
, Jan 17, 2023
Make Colorado one of the 10 safest states over next 5 years
We are going to make our communities safer by focusing on training and recruiting efforts for police, supporting community policing models, increasing access to mental health services, offering early intervention grants, increasing support for domestic
violence victims, and making safety improvements in our schools and on our streets. We owe it to the people of Colorado to improve safety and make Colorado truly one of the ten safest states in the nation over the next five years.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Colorado legislature
, Jan 13, 2022
As long as I'm Governor, Georgia will always back the blue!
I'm proud to say that my budget proposal will include a $5,000 raise for state law enforcement and other state employees. These brave men and women have been on the front lines of a truly unprecedented time in our state's history--from civil
unrest to a global pandemic--and we couldn't be more appreciative of all they do to keep our families and communities safe. As long as I'm Governor, Georgia will always back the blue!
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Georgia legislature
, Jan 13, 2022
Restrict use of solitary confinement in local jails
HB21-1211: Concerning regulations for restrictive housing in local jails:
House Bill 21-1211 seeks to significantly restrict the use of solitary confinement in jails for those with mental health diagnoses or neurocognitive impairments,
juveniles, people who are pregnant or in the postpartum period, or people who have intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Passed House 40-25-0 on Apr/12/21; passed Senate 21-14-0 on May/13/21; Signed by Governor Jared Polis on Jun/24/21
Q: Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
Q: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders?
Source: Colorado Vote Smart 2016 Political Courage Test
, Nov 1, 2016
Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs.
Polis co-sponsored Youth PROMISE Act
Congressional Summary:Youth Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education Act or the Youth Promise Act:
Establish a PROMISE Advisory Panel to assess and develop standards and evidence-based practices to prevent juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity.
Collect data to assess the needs and existing resources for juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity prevention and intervention.
Implement PROMISE plans, developed by local PROMISE Coordinating Councils (PCCs), for coordinating and supporting the delivery of juvenile delinquency and gang prevention and intervention programs in local communities.
Establishes a National Research Center for Proven Juvenile Justice Practices to provide PCCs and the public with research and other information about evidence-based practices related to juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang prevention or intervention.
Awards grants to institutions of higher education to serve as regional research partners with PCCs that are located in the same geographic region as the educational institution.
Opponent`s argument against bill: (Dissenting views on
Rated 77% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance.
Polis scores 77% by the NAPO on crime & police issues
Ratings by the National Association of Police Organizations indicate support or opposition to issues of importance to police and crime. The organization`s self-description: `The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) is a coalition of police units and associations from across the United States. NAPO was organized for the purpose of advancing the interests of America`s law enforcement officers through legislative advocacy, political action, and education.
`Increasingly, the rights and interests of law enforcement officers have been the subject of legislative, executive, and judicial action in the nationís capital. NAPO works to influence the course of national affairs where law enforcement interests are concerned. The following list includes examples of NAPOís accomplishments:
Enactment of the Fair Sentencing Act
Enactment of the National AMBER Alert Act
Enactment of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act
Enactment of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act
Enactment of the Law Enforcement Officers` Safety Act (Right to Carry Legislation)
VoteMatch scoring for the NAPO ratings is as follows:
0%-50%: soft on crime and police issues;
50%-75%: mixed record on crime and police issues;
75%-100%: tough on crime and police issues.
Source: NAPO ratings on Congress and politicians 2014_NAPO on Dec 31, 2014