- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Cobb County has approved its budget for the next fiscal year with an increase of about $3.1 million for its police force.

The Marietta Daily Journal reports that Cobb County officials hope to retain more officers in the police department.

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night voted 5-0 to adopt the fiscal 2015 budget.

WSB-TV reports that the new budget calls for the hiring of additional police officers and allows for a program for officers to be able to take their cars home when they’re not at work.

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