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TRAFICANT, James A., Jr., 


WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 1998

COITSVILLE, CORTLAND & LORDSTOWN GET
$277,400 IN FEDERAL COPS GRANTS

Youngstown, Ohio – U. S. Rep. James A. Traficant, Jr. (D–OH) announced today that Coitsville Township, the city of Cortland and the village of Lordstown have been awarded a total of $277,400 in federal law enforcement grants to hire additional police officers.   The grants were made by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Policing Services (COPS) under the COPS Universal Hiring Program.
 
 Coitsville Township was awarded a COPS grant of $127,400 to hire one full-time and two part-time police officers engaged in community policing.  Cortland was awarded a COPS grant of $75,000 to hire one full-time police officer engaged in community policing.  Lordstown was awarded a $75,000 COPS grant to hire one additional full-time community police officer.  The grants will fund up to 75 percent of the total salary and benefits of each of the officers over the next three years.  Funding will begin once the new officers have 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.

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