- Associated Press - Monday, January 12, 2015

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - The city of Corinth has received a $78,417 grant to hire two police officers to work in a high-crime area.

The funding came from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. The city will match the grant with $26,139.

The two officers will work the 5.3-square-mile South Corinth area.

They will be provided with a low-speed Global Electric Motorcar for patrol, as well as uniforms and other gear. Police say use of the electric car is expected to allow officers to interact more easily with residents of the area and build relationships.

The Daily Corinthian reports (https://bit.ly/1BYA8pk) that Corinth Police Department records show about 50 percent of all arrests during the past year occurred in South Corinth.

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Information from: The Daily Corinthian.


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