A federal grant brings jobs to law enforcement

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Federal funding is bringing jobs to one area police department.

The Newark Police Department held a press conference Thursday morning to announce $400,000 in federal funding. Newark Police Chief Steven Sarver said it's just in time.

"We are currently three officers below what we should have and we're about to lose two more before the end of the year through retirement and that puts the safety of the public at risk. So we applied for the grant to get the additional officers and the federal government obviously sees a need to have police officers on the streets," Chief Sarver said.

United States Senator Sherrod Brown said this is saving jobs and creating new ones.

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