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COPS Program

Feds Fund Hiring of 1,000 Local Officers

The DOJ's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office awarded the grants to 238 law enforcement agencies and municipalities. The awards will create or help preserve 1,021 sworn law enforcement positions.

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Detroit Police Add 90 Cops to Street Duty

Chief Ralph Godbee, Jr., announced the plan to add 50 new officers funded via three-year Community Oriented Policing Services grants from the U.S. Department of Justice. The remaining 40 are being moved off desk duty on Sept. 1.

Camden Rehires 19 Cops, Memo Outlines Dismantling of Agency

Nineteen officers rejoined the Camden (N.J.) Police Department on Tuesday, as the police union's president questioned a memo outlining the dismantling of the agency in favor of county law enforcement.

No Stimulus for 26 Police Agencies Because of Past Violations

The bans stem from grants issued under the Clinton-era police hiring program known as Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). The largest federally funded law enforcement build-up in U.S. history provided money for more than 100,000 officers starting in 1995.

Washington Turns on the Money Tap

With tax revenues declining and budgets under water, many agencies are feeling the strain. But help is on the way.

Why I'm Voting for John Kerry

John Kerry has committed to increasing the number of U.S. Special Forces operators. This single point will do more to achieve victory than all the hardware in our inventory.

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