Grant Will Bring Extra Police Officers

Good news for the Lincoln Police Department. Thursday, Mayor Coleen Seng announced that the department will receive Federal funds to add more officers. The funds come from the Department of Justice, and will allow the department to add two officers this year, with the possibility of eight next year. The money will help the City offset the costs of those new officers. Lincoln is one of 93 departments across the country to receive the grant. The money covers 75 percent of the salary and benefits for new officers for three years.