The Department of Justice announced which law enforcement departments across the country will get federal grant money. Sacramento made the list and will be getting new officers.
The Sacramento Police Department is getting more than $8 million from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. They will use the money to hire 25 additional officers. Sacramento Sheriffs was also awarded a grant to retain or hire deputies.
“It feels like Christmas in September. With devastating budget cuts in July, we had to watch officers turn their badges in for the first time in our city’s history. Now we have an opportunity to pin those badges back on our officers and get them back on the street.,” said Mayor Johnson in a press release.
Here’s how the numbers break down in our area:
- Sacramento Police – $8.1 million, 25 officers
- Sacramento County Sheriff’s – $11.3 million, 25 deputies
- Stockton Police – $7.8 million, 17 officers
- Placer County Sheriff’s – $2.6 million, 8 deputies
- Fairfield Police – $1.8 million, 5 officers
- Oakland Police – $10.7 million, 25 officers