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Crocker Police Department Gets Federal Grant

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday more than 139-million dollars in grant funding awards through the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program. The awards provide direct funding to 183 law enforcement agencies across the nation. In the Western District of Missouri, three cities were awarded funding totaling 481,262 dollars to hire five additional police officers, and cover associated law enforcement expenses. According to Acting U.S. Attorney Teresa Moore this federal funding will enable the cities in the Western District to put more cops on the beat and in the community, working to proactively address the root causes of crime. As a result of the grants announced Thursday, police departments will more efficiently focus on building trust and strengthening relationships in the communities they serve. One of the departments that received money was the Crocker Police Department, who received a little over 97-thousand dollars.

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