Community Heroes Protection Act

State Senator James Seward joined a bipartisan group of state legislators along with police, firefighters, and emergency responders to call for support of the Community Heroes Protection Act.

Senator Seward is co-sponsor of the legislation which if passed would designate crimes that specifically target police, firefighters, and other emergency service workers as hate crimes.

Under the proposal offenses are designated as hate crimes only if they are intentionally aimed at first responders based on the profile of their career.