|TRAFICANT, James A., Jr.,|
Friday, October 2, 1998
Washington, D.C. – U. S. Rep. James A. Traficant, Jr. (D–OH) announced today that Liberty Township has been awarded a $125,832 federal law enforcement grant. The grant will be used to expand Liberty Township's community policing program through the purchase of new equipment. The grant was made by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) through the COPS MORE program.
The COPS MORE program is designed to expand the time available for community policing by current law enforcement officers, rather than fund the hiring of additional officers. Liberty Township will use the grant to purchase new equipment as part of an overall plan to expand their community policing efforts. The equipment purchase will allow Liberty Township to redeploy five community police officers. The grant will cover 75 percent of the cost of the equipment.
Traficant, a former sheriff, has been a strong supporter of expanded federal funding for local community policing programs.2009