DOJ Hires 1,000 New Police Officers Across Country

$139 million grant for American police forces.

The Justice Department announced on Thursday that it is awarding $139 million in grants to police forces around the country to hire at least 1,000 new officers. These funds come as local municipalities struggle to afford the growing costs of providing services amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Justice Department received about 600 applications for the grant money.

Attorney General Merrick Garland stated, “We are committed to providing police departments with the resources needed to help ensure community safety and build community trust.” In addition to hiring more officers, the funding will also allow for law enforcement agencies to increase community policing programs.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president to seek God’s guidance on the best way to keep Americans safe from crime.
  • For Attorney General Garland to seek the Lord’s wisdom to lead the Justice Department.
  • For the officials of the Justice Department as they seek to preserve law and order in the country.

Sources: AP, The Hill, NPR


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