|TRAFICANT, James A., Jr.,|
Washington, D.C. – U. S. Rep. James A. Traficant, Jr. (D–OH) announced today that the East Liverpool police department has been awarded $75,000 in federal law enforcement grants. The money will allow the departments to hire an additional full-time police officer. The grant was made by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Policing Services (COPS) under the COPS Universal Hiring Program.
The East Liverpool Police Departments was awarded a COPS grants of $75,000. The grant will be used by the department to hire one additional full-time police officer engaged in community policing. The grant will fund up to 75 percent of the total salary and benefits of the officer over the next three years. Funding will begin once the new officer has been hired or on the date of the award, whichever is later, and will be provided over the course of the grant.
In the last Congress, Traficant attached an amendment to a Justice Department appropriations bill requiring local police departments that receive COPS grants to show a net increase in the number of street cops. The Traficant amendment is now federal law.2009