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 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
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
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
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
Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced the award recipients for the congressionally established Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program.
June 23, 2017
President Trump said Friday he was “very happy” to sign into law two bills that would provide help to members of law enforcement and military veterans.
June 5, 2017
The IACP, in collaboration with the NAACP and Yale, will provide dedicated resources, support, training, and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies to address the impact of trauma and community harm.
October 7, 2016
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
The Department of Justice awarded $19.3 million in grants Monday to dozens of police departments seeking to start using body cameras but turned down a greater number of applicants hoping for federal aid to deploy the technology.
September 22, 2015
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
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
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