Published Mon, Jun 25, 2012 3:38 pm Dateline
The McArthur Police Department is getting some federal dollars to hire a recently-returned military veteran.
Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, says the $85,369 comes from the U.S. Department of Justice through the "Vets to Cops" program.
"Too many police departments across our state have had to lay off police officers due to budget challenges, while too many recently-returned veterans have struggled to find work," Brown said in a news release. "We know that safe communities depend on the expertise of well-trained law enforcement officers. These funds will enable the McArthur Police Department to hire a highly-trained, dedicated public servant to keep our streets safe."
The grant will provide 75 percent of the entry-level salary and benefits for the officer for three years.