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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Editor 

Grant will expand Colfax police force


COLFAX – The Colfax Police Department will receive $250,000 from a Department of Justice grant to hire two new police officers.

"It's exciting for us," said Interim Police Chief Bruce Blood.

Chief Blood has been looking to hire lateral officers since coming into the department. “Laterals” are officers who have already been trained and have experience versus basic recruits who take longer and more money to get in the field.

"We haven't had luck getting laterals in here," he said.

The quarter million grant should cover the cost of two new officers for three years.

If the department...

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