By Laura Vozzella
Published June 25, 2012
Three Virginia law enforcement agencies have received federal grants to hire a total of 10 recent military veterans as police officers and sheriff’s deputies, the White House announced Monday.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services announced awards intended to create or save about 800 law enforcement position in more than 220 cities and counties around the country.
The grants will fund more than 600 new law enforcement positions and save 200 positions that were recently eliminated or in danger of being cut due to local budget cuts.