Colfax PD granted $250,000
June 11, 2020
COLFAX – Colfax Police Department will receive $250,000 from a Department of Justice grant to hire two new police officers.
The DOJ announced nearly $400 million in grant funding this week through the Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP).
The COPS Hiring Program is a competitive award program intended to reduce crime and advance public safety through community policing by providing direct funding for the hiring of career law enforcement officers.
Funding through this program had been on hold since the spring of 2018 due to a nationwide injunction that was lifted earlier this year.
The COPS Office received nearly 1,100 applications nationwide.