WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, today announced that the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department will receive a $171,550 grant from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) at the United States Department of Justice.
“This loan will create jobs and help put veterans to work while improving policing services in Marshall County,” Whitfield said. “Our rural communities have been hit hard during this recession, and that is why it is vitally important to have these loans available to our communities so they are able to provide a positive impact to our region by increasing law enforcement services, creating jobs and stimulating rural economies.”
The COPS Hiring Program (CHP) provides funding to address the needs of state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies nationwide. CHP grants go directly to law enforcement agencies to hire new and/or rehire career law enforcement officers in an effort to increase community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. The 2012 year program requires that all new officers hired under the grant must be military veterans that have served at least 180 days of active military service, any part of which must have occurred on or after September 11, 2001.