Capito and Manchin announce funding to hire law enforcement in three West Virginia counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a total of $ 750,000 from Community Policing Services (COPS) in the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ) Hiring program. This funding will be used to hire full-time law enforcement officers in Berkeley, Wood and Fayette counties.

“West Virginia law enforcement officers work tirelessly to keep our communities safe, which is why it is so essential that we provide the resources they need to do their jobs effectively and efficiently. efficient ” Senator Capito said. “This funding will provide the support needed to reduce crime in our state and advance public safety by bringing in additional full-time law enforcement professionals.” West Virginia deserves peace of mind and confidence in the safety of their communities, and this funding will help do just that. “

“West Virginia law enforcement officers go above and beyond the call of duty to protect their fellow West Virginia citizens. We need to ensure that communities have enough law enforcement officers so that they are not overloaded while keeping our communities safe. This funding from the Department of Justice is great news for Mountain State and will help law enforcement in Berkeley, Wood and Fayette counties secure their communities, ” Senator Manchin said.

Individual prices listed below:

$ 500,000 – Berkeley County Council

$ 125,000 – Town of Fayetteville

$ 125,000 – Wood County

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