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Chesterfield Police receives $1.8 million to improve community policing

Posted at 1:17 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 13:17:13-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. --The Department of Justice is giving nearly $2 million to the Chesterfield County Police Department to advance community policing.

The Department of Justice has announced Wednesday that nearly $400 million in grant funding will be distributed to 596 law enforcement agencies across the county.

Chesterfield County will get $1,875,000 of that money.

The money will allow the agencies to hire 2,732 additional full-time officers and support efforts to advance public safety through community policing.

The goal is to form a close bond between officers and the people who live in the neighborhoods they serve.

Chesterfield County was one of four agencies in the Eastern District of Virginia to get money.

The City of Manassas received $250,000, the Stafford County Sheriff's Department received $750,000, and the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Department received $500,000.