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Dept. gets $1 mil to hire for law enforcement jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on October 2, 2011

The Providence Police Department has been given a federal grant totaling $1.3 million to hire for law enforcement jobs in Rhode Island.

The money will be used to hire more police officers to keep citizens safe.

It is expected that the money will cover the officers’ salaries and benefits.

Approximately five brand-new police officers can be hired with the funds.

The five officers will join the 400 already employed by the Providence Police Department.

Boston.com reports that the award from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services Office was announced by U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives David Cicilline (sihs-ihl-EE’-nee) and Jim Langevin (LAN’-jih-vin).

The news is a big deal for those seeking jobs in Rhode Island.

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