23 more cops in Colorado thanks to Obama

2 Aug

KUSA TV, July 28:

DENVER – Nearly two dozen law enforcement officers in Colorado will be hired and their salary and benefits paid for the next three years through the economic stimulus package passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama.

The more than $5 million in grants to Colorado police departments was announced Tuesday by Attorney General Eric Holder.

The Recovery Act money comes through the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) hiring program. Grand Junction will get five new officers, Commerce City four new officers and Englewood three new members of its police department. Other Colorado cities receiving additional personnel include Colorado Springs, Idaho Springs, Steamboat Springs, Vail and Black Hawk. A total of 23 officers will be hired as a result of the grants.


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