Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Sallisaw Awarded $95,569 COPS Grant

Sallisaw has been awarded a $95,569 grant to hire an additional police officer.

The Department of Justice awarded more than $500,000 to four Oklahoma cities, including Sallisaw, to enhance law enforcement, announced Mark A. Yancey, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, and Brian J. Kuester, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The recipients are:

Dewar Police Department: $69,208

Lindsay Police Department: $99,428

City of Sallisaw: $95,569

Shawnee Police Department: $250,000

These funds will enable Dewar, Lindsay, and Sallisaw to hire one additional police officer each. Shawnee will be able to hire two additional officers.

These grants are part of more than $98 million awarded to 179 law enforcement agencies across the United States through the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, also known as “COPS.” These funds will support hiring 802 additional full-time law enforcement officers.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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