Justice Department awards Lincoln law enforcement with $250,000 grant

According to a press release, the grant allows agencies to hire 1,066 additional full-time law enforcement professionals.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Department of Justice announced more than $139 million in grant funding for law enforcement agencies around the nation.

The funding goes through the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the COPS Hiring Program (CHP).

The grant funds a total of 183 law enforcement agencies, including $250,000 of the grant going to Lincoln law enforcement.

“The grants we are announcing today will enable law enforcement agencies across the country to hire more than 1,000 additional officers to support vitally important community oriented policing programs,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland.

According to a press release, the grant allows agencies to hire 1,066 additional full-time law enforcement professionals.

“The funding will be especially important for these law enforcement agencies to continue to do great things with their respective communities,” said acting United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska Jan W. Sharp.

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