Some of the individuals given clearances would include governors, local and state law enforcement officers
participating in counterterrorism task forces, and chiefs, commissioners, sheriffs or other officials who head state or local agencies participating in such task forces.
What the Supreme Court did in Mapp it is also likely to do someday with respect to confessions obtained by state law enforcement officers
who have interrogated arrestees while delaying in taking them before a committing magistrate or while they were without counsel during their police detention.
Sessions reversed a 2015 ban on adoptive seizures, which occur when state law enforcement officers
circumvent state limitations on civil forfeiture by turning seized property over to federal officials for forfeiture in exchange for up to 80 percent of the proceeds of the forfeited property.
When our state law enforcement officers
make contact with someone [during a lawful encounter] who is admittedly or suspected to be in the country illegally, that individual is immediately referred to the appropriate federal authorities," DPS spokesman Tom Vinger said in an email.
Moreover, this report was written before the recent Supreme Court decision declaring unconstitutional mandatory background checks performed by state law enforcement officers
This $30 million would double that investment and be used to reward current sworn state law enforcement officers
and continue to attract qualified officers.
According to a review by the State Auditor's Office, the salaries of state law enforcement officers
in DPS, the Alcoholic Beverage Commission and other agencies lag as much as 20 percent behind those of big-city police.