U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the Department of Justice (DOJ) awarded a combined $830,446 to hire additional police officers at 4 police and sheriff’s departments in North Dakota. These funds are awarded through the DOJ Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. The following departments received funds:
- Lincoln Police Department - $250,000
- Mandan Police Department - $250,000
- Renville County Sheriff’s Office - $205,446
- Stark Count Sheriff’s Department - $125,000
Today’s funding announcement comes as part of a nearly $400 million investment by the DOJ into 596 law enforcement agencies across the country to hire additional full-time law enforcement professionals. 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. Click here to learn more.