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$5 million for local law enforcement


WATERLOO (KWWL) - More than $5 million in economic recovery funds will support local law enforcement.

$5,085,712 has been awarded to cities across Iowa under the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program. This funding is provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Economic Recovery Package. 

Senator Harkin, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, says community policing makes a positive difference in the lives of people across Iowa.

"It's simple--more police means safer streets, playgrounds, and neighborhoods. As we put more officers on the street and in our schools, we will continue to reduce crime in our communities," Harkin said. "This funding comes at a critical time for cash-strapped communities."

Details of the funding are below.

  • Waterloo- $1,062,785 to hire five officer positions
  • Burlington- $337,824 to hire two officer positions
  • Centerville- $173,842 to hire one officer position
  • Davenport- $1,319,455 to hire five officer positions
  • Des Moines- $2,191,806 to hire nine officer positions


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