Cities receive funds for police

Tribune Chronicle

Austintown and Youngstown police are among 10 Ohio departments sharing about $7.23 million in grants to hire or retain 59 officers, U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, said.

Austintown will receive $250,000 to cover salaries and benefits for two officers and Youngstown will receive $747,368 for eight officers.

The money comes through the U.S. Department of Justice’s COPS Hiring Program.

“I am pleased to announce that these funds will allow our communities to hire additional law enforcement officers and ensure the protection and security of our families and friends,” Ryan said.

“At a time when our local municipalities are continuing to be squeezed by budget cuts in Columbus and Washington, D.C., it is still important that our towns have the protection they need. We must do all we can to make sure our neighborhoods are safe,” Ryan said in a prepared statement.

The COPS Hiring Program is designed to address the full-time law enforcement needs of agencies nationwide. The program provides money directly to law enforcement agencies to hire new or rehire career law enforcement officers and to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts, according to Ryan.

Other Ohio departments receiving money were Canton, $1.13 million for nine officers; Cincinnati, $1.86 million, 15 officers; Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police, $500,000, four officers; Dayton, $1.86 million, 15 officers; East Cleveland Police Department, $366,434, two officers; Norton Police Department, $119,267, one officer; Port Clinton, $125,000, one officer; and Whitehall, $250,000, two officers.

Cities receive funds for police

Tribune Chronicle

Austintown and Youngstown police are among 10 Ohio departments sharing about $7.23 million in grants to hire or retain 59 officers, U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, said.

Austintown will receive $250,000 to cover salaries and benefits for two officers and Youngstown will receive $747,368 for eight officers.

The money comes through the U.S. Department of Justice’s COPS Hiring Program.

“I am pleased to announce that these funds will allow our communities to hire additional law enforcement officers and ensure the protection and security of our families and friends,” Ryan said.

“At a time when our local municipalities are continuing to be squeezed by budget cuts in Columbus and Washington, D.C., it is still important that our towns have the protection they need. We must do all we can to make sure our neighborhoods are safe,” Ryan said in a prepared statement.

The COPS Hiring Program is designed to address the full-time law enforcement needs of agencies nationwide. The program provides money directly to law enforcement agencies to hire new or rehire career law enforcement officers and to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts, according to Ryan.

Other Ohio departments receiving money were Canton, $1.13 million for nine officers; Cincinnati, $1.86 million, 15 officers; Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police, $500,000, four officers; Dayton, $1.86 million, 15 officers; East Cleveland Police Department, $366,434, two officers; Norton Police Department, $119,267, one officer; Port Clinton, $125,000, one officer; and Whitehall, $250,000, two officers.