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Justice Department Announces $139 Million for Law Enforcement Hiring

The Department of Justice today announced more than $139 million in grant funding through the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The awards provide direct funding to 183 law enforcement agencies across the nation, allowing those agencies to hire 1,066 additional full-time law enforcement professionals.

November 18, 2021

NAACP Wants Federal Grants to Police Suspended

NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF) president Sherrilyn Ifill said the Justice Department needs to deploy a potentially powerful tool at its disposal to combat racial discrimination: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

April 26, 2021

DOJ Denied Request for $3 Million for LAPD Community Policing

The U.S. Department of Justice hasn’t said why the LAPD didn’t receive any of the $98 million in grants recently awarded to scores of law enforcement agencies across the nation. But some LAPD officials believe it was retaliation.

December 5, 2017

L.A. Sues Federal Government Over Threats to Withhold Funds

Marking the latest legal challenge to the Trump administration's crackdown on "sanctuary cities," Los Angeles is suing the U.S. Department of Justice over its policy of conditioning federal funds on cooperation with immigration agents.

October 3, 2017

Trump Administration Toughens Policy Against Sanctuary Cities

The Trump administration on Tuesday strengthened its crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities, announcing a new policy that says local governments will lose some federal grants if they do not honor federal requests to detain illegal immigrants and allow immigration agents access to local jails.

July 25, 2017

DHS Awards Grants to Counter Terrorist Recruitment and Radicalization in U.S.

Justice Department Allocates $20 million for Body Cameras

The Justice Department's Monday announcement affects 106 state, city, municipal, and tribal law enforcement agencies in 32 states, and will help those departments institute and implement body camera programs.

September 28, 2016

Video: More Than 40 Police Agencies to Get $79M to Test Rape Kits

Video: More Than 40 Police Agencies to Get $79M to Test Rape Kits

The combined grants from the Manhattan DA and the U.S. Justice Department will provide funds to more than 40 law enforcement jurisdictions to pay for crime-lab processing of 70,000 untested sexual assault evidence kits, expediting a process that could help identify perpetrators of sex crimes.

September 11, 2015

More Than 40 Police Agencies to Get $79M to Test Rape Kits

More Than 40 Police Agencies to Get $79M to Test Rape Kits

Vice President Joe Biden and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. on Thursday announced they will devote a combined $79 million to combat the accumulation of untested sexual assault kits held by police agencies across the country. More Here.

September 11, 2015

Phoenix Police Get OK to Seek Grants

The grant wish-list approved Tuesday by the Phoenix City Council included a $7.2 million application for part of a competitive law-enforcement grant the city could use to hire 25 new police officers to break through the current hiring freeze.

April 16, 2009

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