DeKalb County won a $919,987 federal grant for ten school resource officers and law enforcement positions, according to U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates in Atlanta.
The money comes from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, which is giving nearly $45 million nationally to fund 356 new school police positions. The program provides salary and benefits for new hires for three years.
Winners were selected based on need, crime rates and community policing plans, with a focus this year on school safety programs.
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