Town of Gordon awarded COPS grant to hire additional officersRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 27 2012 9:30 PM
The COPS Office is pleased to announce the award of 221 FY 2012 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) grants for approximately $111 million. CHP grants are designed to advance public safety through community policing by addressing the full-time sworn officer needs of state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies nationwide. CHP provides funds directly to law enforcement agencies to hire new and/or rehire career law enforcement officers, and to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.
More than 15 years after the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 was signed into law, the COPS Office continues to support the efforts of law enforcement agencies across the country as they develop creative and innovative ways to deal with long-standing community problems and public safety issues.