$3 million from the U.S. for 25 new Philadelphia police officers?
The Philadelphia Police Department will receive more than $3 million in federal money to hire new officers, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday. The grant, part of $111 million in funding being awarded to law enforcement agencies around the country, will pay for most of the salary and benefits of 25 new officers for the next three years.
The funding is contingent on the positions' being filled only by veterans who have served at least 180 days in the military since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
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