Governor Brian Kemp Signs Legislation to Support Free Basic Law Enforcement Training Tuition for Former Members of the Armed Service

ATLANTA, GA (April 29, 2022) | On Monday, April 25, 2022, Governor Brian Kemp signed seven pieces of legislation to further support and encourage law enforcement officers, including Senate Bill 358, sponsored by Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (R – Marietta), which would provide for basic law enforcement training at no cost to former members of the armed forces.

“I was honored to watch the Governor sign Senate Bill 358 into law this past Monday at the bill signing ceremony,” said Sen. Kirkpatrick. “This bill will both honor our military members’ commitment to service and encourage more trained public safety officers as crime rates have continued to increase. This initiative is one example of many ways in which we can address crime in our state and continue to invest in our military veterans. I was pleased to see dozens of men and women in uniform at the bill signing and extend my deepest gratitude for everything they do to keep our state safe.”

You can view the full list of the seven public safety bills signed on Monday here:

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Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick serves as Chair of the Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee. She represents the 32nd Senate District which includes portions of East Cobb and Sandy Springs. She may be reached by phone at 404.656.3932 or by email at

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