AG Holder announces police hiring grants in Philly
PHILADELPHIA - June 25, 2012 (WPVI) -- Attorney General Eric Holder is announcing more than $111 million in funding for more than 800 law enforcement positions across the country, including 44 in cities in Pennsylvania.
> Holder announced the funding at Philadelphia City Hall on Monday. It comes through the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
Philadelphia will get $3.1 million for 25 officers, one of the biggest awards in the country. Los Angeles is getting $6.4 million for 25 officers, while Chicago is getting $3.1 million for 25 officers.
Elsewhere in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh is getting $1.4 million for 13 positions; Chester is getting $625,000 for 5; and Alquippa is getting more than $107,000 for one.
The grants require that all new positions funded by the program must be filled by recent military veterans.
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