July 30, 2009

San Leandro Misses Out on Stimulus Money for Police

According to a list of grants awarded as part of the COPS Hiring Recovery Program published on July 28, 2009, San Leandro did not receive a grant it had submitted to fund six police officers.

City officials had hoped that funding from the grant would help to fund additional officers that have been lost because of retirements and budget reductions.

The COPS Hiring Recovery Program web site states that the $1 billion in grants was intended "to create and/or preserve nearly 5,000 law enforcement positions."

Neighboring cities Hayward and Oakland received funding for nine and 41 police officers, respectively, while Union City received funding for four, Richmond 8, and Emeryville two.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at July 30, 2009 2:44 PM | TrackBack
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