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September 24, 2014
Holt Announces $1.5 Million Grant for Trenton to Support 12 Police Officers

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) today announced that the City of Trenton has received a $1.5 million Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant that will enable it to hire or retain 12 police officers.

“I was pleased to work with the Trenton leadership and the Justice Department to secure these funds,”Holt said. "Today's good news is a reminder of the need for continued federal support for local law enforcement and the importance of investing in our local communities,” Holt added.

In September 2014, Holt wrote to the COPS Office at the Department of Justice in support of Trenton’s grant application. “With federal aid, the City of Trenton would be able to partially mitigate the impact of layoffs and provide adequate police presence to reduce violent crimes,” Holt wrote. “I have been contacted by many local leaders who have shared their grave concerns that the severity of the cuts to the Trenton police force will lead to an increase in violent crime in our capital city, placing the remaining officers and the public at increased risk. I share their concerns.”

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Press Release, Rush Holt Related article by The Time of Trenton
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