Press Release

AG Stein Calls for Public Safety Investments, While LG Robinson’s Senate Colleagues’ Budget Fails Law Enforcement

Attorney General Josh Stein has prioritized public safety, advocating for a comprehensive public safety package and calling for a budget with more investment in law enforcement recruitment and retention strategies. Current budgets fail to include adequate investments to ensure law enforcement agencies are well-staffed and well-trained – and Mark Robinson is silent.

The GOP budget fails to help agencies address the widespread officer shortages they’re facing, putting communities at risk and failing law enforcement officers who protect and serve our communities day in and day out.

“As the state’s top law enforcement officer, protecting the people of North Carolina is job one for Attorney General Stein,” said Kate Frauenfelder, a spokesperson for Josh Stein’s campaign. “That’s why he’s pushing for a comprehensive crime fighting package that focuses on hiring and keeping the best in law enforcement. Lieutenant Governor Robinson has been silent while his colleagues ignore the staffing needs of law enforcement.” 

Read more about Attorney General Josh Stein’s record of putting public safety first: 

Associated Press: North Carolina AG urges public safety, law enforcement bills

Spectrum News: Attorney General Josh Stein announces public safety package proposal

WXII: ‘Public at risk’: Attorney general announces $23M proposal to help law enforcement shortages in North Carolina

ABC11: AG Stein pushing to hire more law enforcement officers

WUNC: NC Attorney General Holds Roundtable with Orange County Law Enforcement

WWAY: AG: Fentanyl is the second-most tested substance at state crime lab