COPS Hiring Program

The Philadelphia Police Department will receive $3.1 million from the U.S. Department of Justice to help pay the salary and benefits of 25 new cops. Mayor Nutter joined U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other elected officials Monday in City Hall for the announcement. The three-year federal grant, also known as the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) award, requires that the positions be filled by military veterans who have served at least 180 days since 9/ 11 [continue reading here]

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