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Friday, September 27, 2013 10:08 PM

Grant to boost Ottawa hiring efforts for school resource officer

By The Herald Staff

The Ottawa Police Department is among several Kansas agencies receiving federal hiring grants for law enforcement and school safety officers.

The $125,000 grant for Ottawa comes from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Friday. Other Kansas offices receiving similar grants include the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, Leavenworth Police Department, Lenexa Police Department, City of Tonganoxie and City of Valley Center.

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