Law and order are an essential and vital part of civil society.  Law enforcement officials are placed in danger every day when they protect us from crimes, solve difficult domestic disputes, and monitor our roads for safe driving.  Equally as important are the employees working at correctional facilities. Unfortunately, we are seeing a large reduction in this workforce because they lack the resources necessary to maintain their safety and fulfill their responsibilities. Utah’s correctional facilities are in dire need of improvements, which has endangered our law enforcement staff. Facility improvements will help keep our law enforcement teams well supported. As your senator, I will vote for and sponsor legislation that will provide our law enforcement officials be well equipped, compensated fairly, and given the resources needed to preserve and protect our communities.