Friday, January 26, 2001
Meehan announces $75,000 grant for Carlisle police department
U.S. Representative Marty Meehan (D-MA) announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded Carlisle $75,000 in crime fighting funds that will allow the police department to hire an additional community police officer.
"I know that the citizens of Carlisle will benefit significantly from this additional police officer," said Congressman Meehan, a former Massachusetts prosecutor. "Community police officers, who are patrolling our neighborhoods, improve public safety by preventing crime from occurring in the first place. I supported the 1994 crime bill because I believe in the value of these programs."
The funding is provided for under the Justice Department's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program. These awards are part of former President Clinton's initiative to add 100,000 new police in America's communities. Congressman Meehan's advocacy for these programs in the Fifth District has resulted in more than 330 additional police officers patrolling the streets of the region.
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