The Tulare Police Department has been selected as one of 238 law enforcement agencies in the U.S. to receive a Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services grant.
In all, $243 million dollars were awarded for the hiring of new officers and deputies.
Tulare received $1.2 million dollars. The money will fund four officer positions for three years.
Tulare was selected along 2,712 applications that were received. Funding decisions were based on an agency’s commitment to community policing, crime rates, changes in law enforcement budgets, and other local fiscal data (poverty, unemployment, foreclosure rates, etc.).
"Cities across the country are dealing with numerous challenges and we are pleased to be able to assist their public safety efforts," said COPS Director Bernard Melekian.