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Federal grant will fund 10 new cops in Sacramento

09/17/2013 10:31 AM

09/17/2013 10:33 AM

The Sacramento Police Department has received a $1.25 million federal grant that will allow the agency to hire 10 officers.

Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) announced the grant this morning and said it was the largest possible award available through the federal COPS program.

“This federal funding will fill vacant officer positions and help the Sacramento Police Department in its mission to keep our community safe,” Matsui said in a statement.

The COPS grant is administered by the U.S. Department of Justice and is earmarked for local, state and tribal law enforcement agencies hiring.

“This federal funding benefits every neighborhood and will make our city safer,” said city Police Chief Sam Somers Jr.

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