|TRAFICANT, James A., Jr.,|
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 1998
Washington, D.C. – U. S. Rep. James A. Traficant, Jr. (D–OH) announced
today that the Brookfield Township Police Department and Poland Township
have been awarded a total of $121,923 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.
The Brookfield Township Police Department was awarded a $46,923 COPS grant to hire two additional part-time police officers engaged in community policing. Poland Township was awarded a COPS grant of $75,000 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.2009