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Justice Department Awards City $1.8 Million for New Cops

Justice Department Awards City $1.8 Million for New Cops

(Washington) - The U.S. Department Of Justice Announced Funding Awards To Seven Cities And Agencies In The Northern District Of Ohio, Aimed At Creating, And In Some Cases Protecting, 41 Law Enforcement Positions, Said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney For The Northern District Of Ohio

 The List Of This Year’S Grantees Includes:

  •  Cleveland, $1,875,000 For 15 Officers.
  •  Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority, $500,000 For Four Officers.
  •  Lorain, $625,000 For Five Officers.
  •  Austintown, $250,000 For Two Officers.
  •  Canton, $1,125,000 For Nine Officers.      
  •  Lima, $375,000 For Three Officers.     
  •  Warren, $375,000 For Three Officers.

“The Justice Department Is Proud To Support The Brave Men And Women Serving And Protecting Our Communities In The Northern District Of Ohio,” Dettelbach Said. “As We Work Together To Develop Innovative Strategies To Reduce Firearms Violence, Dismantle Gang Activity And Break Cycle Of Violence, We Need To Help The People On The Front Lines To Fight Crime.”

Grantees For The 2014 Hiring Program Were Selected Based On Their Fiscal Needs, Local Crime Rates, And Community Policing Plans.


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