- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Officials say ten municipalities and agencies in New Jersey have been awarded $13.7 million in federal money to hire new police officers.

The Jersey Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2dk6Z6j ) the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office received $1.5 million in federal money to hire a dozen new officers.

Sheriff Frank Schillari says the grant money is an “instrumental resource” in allowing them to maintain adequate force numbers to keep residents safe.

Paterson police received $2.8 million. Jersey City police, the Essex County Sheriff’s Office and Camden County police each received nearly $2 million.

More than 180 law enforcement agencies nationwide received $119 million.


Information from: The Jersey Journal , https://www.nj.com/jjournal

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