Sen. Brown Announces Nearly $5 Million to Invest in Ohio Law Enforcement

COPS Hiring Program Grant Creates Ohio Law Enforcement Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown today announced that Ohio law enforcement departments will receive $4,880,074 in funds to create and preserve police jobs.  The federal funds, allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program will enable local police departments to hire new officers to fight crime. 

“Safe communities depend on the expertise of well-trained law enforcement officers. These funds will help ensure that Ohio police departments are able to attract and retain the very best public servants,” Brown said. “These grants are a critical investment in the men and women who devote their lives to protecting Ohioans.”

The grant funds 100 percent of the salary and benefits of entry-level officers over the next three years.  The grant also protects the jobs of full-time sworn in officers; officers scheduled to be laid-off, and rehired officers. 

The twelve police departments receiving funds include:

Department Name

County

Number of Officers

Estimated Award

Alliance Police Department

Stark

2

$372,966

City of Bedford Heights

Cuyahoga

2

$440,520

Township of Boardman

Mahoning

2

$413,148

Chillicothe, Ohio Police Department

Ross

2

$485,402

Elyria

Lorain

4

$812,628

City of Lancaster

Fairfield

3

$523,485

Marion Police Department

Marion

3

$709,455

City of Newark

Licking

2

$420,020

Norwalk Police Department

Huron

1

$210,277

South Zanesville Police Department

Muskingum

1

$153,263

Village of Waynesville

Warren

1

$150,708

Wellston Police Department

Jackson

1

$188,202









 

State Total:

$4,880,074






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