DOJ invests in local policing: City of Winona, Aberdeen schools benefit

MISSISSIPPI (WCBI) – The Department of Justice is awarding federal money to improve policing all the way down to the local level.

The investment will pour into our viewing area.

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services or COPS, a department within the DOJ, announced $334 million in awards to state, local, tribal, and other entities through several grant programs.

The city of Winona will receive around $180,000 within the COPS hiring program. This initiative helps municipalities hire entry-level career law enforcement officers in an effort to increase staff and decrease crime.

The Aberdeen School District will receive just over $492,000 from the School Violence Prevention Program.

The district and others can hire more school resource officers to improve security at schools.

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