CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a total of $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. This funding will be used to hire full-time law enforcement officers in Berkeley, Wood, and Fayette counties.
“West Virginia’s law enforcement officers work tirelessly to ensure our communities are safe, which is why it’s so critical that we provide the resources they need to do their jobs effectively and efficiently,” Senator Capito said. “This funding will deliver the support needed to reduce crime in our state and advance public safety by bringing on additional full-time law enforcement professionals. West Virginians deserve peace of mind, and trust in the safety of their communities, and this funding will help do just this.”
“West Virginia law enforcement officers go above and beyond the call of duty to protect their fellow West Virginians. We must ensure communities have enough law enforcement officials so they aren’t stretched thin while keeping our communities safe. This funding from the Department of Justice is great news for the Mountain State and will help law enforcement in Berkeley, Wood and Fayette counties secure their communities,” Senator Manchin said.
Individual awards listed below:
$500,000 – Berkeley County Council
$125,000 – Town of Fayetteville
$125,000 – Wood County
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