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Reid announces COPS grants to keep communities safe

By ThisIsReno

HARRY REID NEWS RELEASE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Harry Reid today announced a total of $1.4 million in grants that will put Nevadans back to work protecting Nevada communities through the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program.

The Nye County Sheriff’s Department will receive a grant of $1,137,850 while the Washoe County Sheriff’s Department will receive a $272,092 grant to put Nevadans back on the job.

“The COPS program continues to protect and save law enforcement jobs that are vital to keeping Nevada’s communities safe,” Reid said. “I’m pleased that our state will once again benefit from this program that will put Nevadans back on the job.”

Background
COPS Hiring Program (CHP) grants provide funding to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to hire, preserve and/or rehire career law enforcement officers in an effort to create and preserve jobs and increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.

The jobs created, preserved or refilled with CHP dollars will advance community policing at the local level and contribute greatly to the quality of life of the citizens in each community.

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