Arlington Police to Receive Federal Grant for 15 Additional Officers
By Arlington Police Department
Posted on December 20, 2017, December 20, 2017

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United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in late November 2017 that the Arlington Police Department would be a recipient of grant funding through the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) Hiring Program.

Arlington was one of 179 law enforcement agencies across the nation selected to hire additional community policing officers. The department plans to use the funding to add an additional 15 sworn positions throughout the organization to bolster detective ranks that deal with violent crime through proactive community engagement and partnerships.

"The COPS Office has been a great partner in helping us advance community policing," said Police Chief Will Johnson. "This reinforces our commitment to combatting violent crime, known offenders, and drugs in 2018." The department is gearing up for additional police academies in February and July of 2018. Interested applicants can learn more by clicking here.

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