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Feds Give Detroit $2M to Hire Officers

September 27, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Detroit PD.
Photo courtesy of Detroit PD.
The Obama Administration awarded Detroit a $1.8 million grant Friday to hire 10 police officers to help the city fight crime, reports the Detroit Free-Press.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the grant, which will come from the COPS grants awarded by the Department of Justice. The grant pays for a Detroit Police Department officer's salary and benefits for three years.

Holder also announced that Flint, Mich., will receive a similar grant of $1.1 million for six officers. The city was named the county's most violent on a per capita basis in FBI statistics released earlier this month. Other Detroit-area cities to recieve funds include Harper Woods, River Rouge, and Waterfort Township.


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