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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.

Tags: Detroit PD, Grants, Eric Holder, Department of Justice, Hiring Initiatives, COPS Program


Comments (4)

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Rick @ 9/30/2013 2:23 PM

Instead they should allow citizens to carry firearms to protect themselves and use the $2 million to clean the mess that's left when the perp gets killed attacking an armed citizen.

Boston @ 9/30/2013 5:45 PM

Don't forget every LEO hired gets a free house in some run down area in Detroit. What a waste of money. That place needs more than Police Officers. Lets start with the politicians and welfare first.

Sgt. Mike @ 10/2/2013 8:56 PM

People still live in/around Detroit? I thought we let that place go back to nature after the collapse of socialism.

Cool hand Luke @ 12/3/2013 3:56 AM

What exactly are 10 new officers gonna do to combat the crime in Detroit?

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