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Justice Dept Invests $119M to Support Community-Oriented Policing Services Hiring Program

investment money exchangeThe Justice Department will allocate $119 million in grant funds for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services hiring program that will be distributed to 184 law enforcement agencies across the nation in an effort to create and protect 900 law enforcement positions.

DOJ said Monday CHP will directly fund state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies for the hiring and rehiring of entry-level career law enforcement personnel that will support efforts to boost the policing and crime prevention capacity.

CHP applicants each identified a specific crime and disorder problem area as well as how funding will be used to initiate or boost capacity to implement community policing strategies in that specific problem area.

The COPS Office oversees efforts towards the advancement of community policing nationwide, DOJ noted.

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