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Community News: Southeast

HUNTINGTON PARK : City Will Use Grant to Hire Two Officers

June 11, 1995

Add two cops to the beat.

The city has received a $150,000 Justice Department grant that will help pay for the hiring of two additional police officers.

Funded through last year's $30-billion crime bill, the Cops Ahead grant--distributed over three years--will pay nearly 25% of the cost for the two officers. The city will pick up the remaining costs--estimated at about $170,000 annually. After three years, the city will assume all costs.

The city has 66 officers, about one per 1,000 residents. The national average is about 2 officers per 1,000, officials said.

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