Justice Department doles out nearly $100 million to hire 802 more cops around the country


The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services program announced Monday the release of millions of dollars in grant funding that will be used to hire 802 full-time law enforcement officers around the country.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced 179 law enforcement agencies nationwide will receive the $98.5 million in grant funding through the COPS Hiring Program.

The grants will also be used to hire police in the five inhabited U.S. territories: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

The agencies that receive the money applied for the grants in September, and were told they would “receive additional points in the application scoring process” by certifying that they were in compliance with federal immigration law.

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