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COPS Grant Could Give Stafford More Deputies

Stafford County supervisors recently gave permission for Sheriff Charles Jett to pursue grant funds that could add up to seven new deputies to his staff. The grant is administered by the United States Department of Justice and is known as a Community Oriented Policing Services or COPS grant.

The catch is that the federal dollars cover three years of the new deputies’ salaries, but the county is obligated to cover the fourth year. A similar grant was recently awarded to Stafford County’s Fire and Rescue Department to hire seven firefighters.

Jett’s office applied for this grant in the past, but was not awarded money. Jett said that the funds were used on departments that had lost personnel, and Stafford did not qualify.

For more information, check the article in tomorrow’s paper.

Permalink: http://news.fredericksburg.com/staffordnews/2011/05/18/cops-grant-could-give-stafford-more-deputies/

  • Dean Fetterolf

    Rock Hill Supervisor led the charge to cut the SAFER fire grant in half. What will he do now?

  • kg native

    great idea, I think they need more deputys. There is 3 to every citizen now the way it seems.

  • Sewanee Purple

    Right on, KG. Want to solve Stafford’s traffic? Have half of Jett’s patronage pups stay put in Charley’s Palace. And the crime rate’s way UP since he took control & made the Sheriff’s Dept. the county’s lead growth industry.

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