Kelly and Sinema provide grants to hire more law enforcement officers

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $3,375,000 in federal grants.

In particular, this funding comes from the DOJ’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

Additionally, the grants will go to the Pima County, Casa Grande and Glendale Police Departments.

This is for them to hire additional full-time law enforcement professionals.

Break down funds

Simultaneously, these funds will break down and go to all three locations in Arizona.

First, Pima County received $1,750,000 to hire 14 new law enforcement professionals.

Second, Casa Grande received $1,250,000 to hire 10 new law enforcement professionals.

Finally, Glendale received $375,000 to hire three new law enforcement professionals.

All of these sums up to $3,375,000.

Kelly and Sinema’s reasons

“As the son of two police officers, I know how critical it is for law enforcement to have the resources they need to keep our families and communities safe. The funding we secured will allow cities in Arizona to hire and train more police officers without straining local budgets,” Kelly said.

Additionally, “Arizona law enforcement officers bravely risk their lives every day to keep us safe. Today’s grants will expand the hiring and rehiring of police officers in Pima County, Casa Grande and Glendale, helping to keep our communities safe,” Sinema said.

Response from Pima County, Casa Grande and Glendale

“We commend Senators Sinema and Kelly for helping us secure this significant $1.75 million COPS grant that will allow the county to hire 14 additional sheriff’s deputies,” said Sharon Bronson, chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Pima county.

Not only that, the mayors of Casa Grande and Glendale shared a similar appreciation towards Kelly and Sinema.

They also agree that the COPS program will help keep the public safe at Casa Grande and Glendale.