3 KY Cities Get Federal Money for School Officers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Three Kentucky cities have been awarded a total of $828,000 by The Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to fund seven new school resource officer positions.

Louisville police will receive $625,000 -- the largest grant in the state -- to hire five officers designated to work in schools, while McKee police in Jackson County is scheduled to receive $80,000 and Nicholasville police in Jessamine County will get $123,000 to hire one officer each.

The cities were among 263 municipalities and counties tabbed for the grants, which are aimed at creating 937 law enforcement positions.

The COPS Hiring Program offers grants to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to hire or rehire community policing officers. The program covers the salary and benefits for hires for three years.

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