COPS Hiring Recovery Program Grant Announcement back  
Date of Record: August 16, 2009

COPS Hiring Recovery Program Grant Announcement
The Gretna Police Department will be able to hire 4 police positions with a $692,872 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 under the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP). This grant was part of the grants that were announced to 1,046 law enforcement agencies in all 50 states to create and preserve jobs.

CHRP provides funding to address the full-time sworn officer needs of state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies nationwide.  CHRP grants go directly to law enforcement agencies to hire and/or rehire career law enforcement officers in an effort and to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.

CHRP grants will provide 100 percent funding for approved entry-level salaries and benefits for three years for newly-hired, full-time sworn officer positions (including filling existing unfunded vacancies) or for rehired officers who have been laid off, or are scheduled to be laid off on a future date, as a result of local budget cuts.