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NCJ Number: 227774 Find in a Library
Title: Community Policing Dispatch CHRP Special Edition July 2009
Corporate Author: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Editor(s): Deborah Spence
Date Published: July 2009
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Washington, DC 20530
Sale Source: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
Two Constitutional Square
145 N Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20530
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: News/Media
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This issue provides information on the $1 billion in Federal grants provided to fund the hiring or rehiring of 4,699 law enforcement officers under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and it updates information on the activities of the COPS Office under its Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP).
Abstract: The U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) will administer $1 billion in Federal grants to fund the hiring or rehiring of 4,699 law enforcement officers. These grants will be managed under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP). Under the CHRP, grants will be awarded to 1,046 law enforcement agencies in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Northern Marianas Islands, and Guam. The grants will provide 100 percent of the approved salary and benefits for entry-level officer positions over a 3-year period. A CHRP Announcement Toolkit has been prepared to provide additional information on how the CHRP application was created, reviewed, and final awards selected. When the application period for the CHRP closed on April 14, 2009, over 7,200 applications requesting more than $8 billion had been submitted. Criteria for awarding grants involved balancing the need for Federal assistance and the intent of the Recovery Act, as measured by economic and fiscal health issues, with the crime rate and community policing indicators that assisted in measuring public safety and law enforcement needs. Soon, CHRP grantee agencies, at their own convenience, will be able to learn about both grant management and community policing in an interactive learning environment that is located at This “Dispatch” issue provides information on this training opportunity.
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Federal aid; Grants or contracts; Personnel selection; Personnel shortages; Police personnel
Note: Community Policing Dispatch Special Edition; downloaded July 28, 2009.
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