NewsCovering Louisiana


Louisiana communities getting federal grants to hire police

Posted at 10:53 AM, Nov 20, 2021

NEW ORLEANS — Four southeast Louisiana communities are among those around the nation sharing $139 million in grants to fund the hiring of new law enforcement personnel.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans says in a news release that the city of New Orleans will receive $7.2 million.

Bogalusa is in line for more than $219,000; the village of Tangipahoa is to get $125,000 and Terrebonne Parish Consolidated government was awarded $500,000.

The awards are coming from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services COPS Hiring Program.

The program provides money to law enforcement agencies to hire new or rehire additional career law enforcement officers.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

To reach the newsroom or report a typo/correction, click HERE.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Evening News Headlines, Latest COVID-19 Headlines, Morning News Headlines, Special Offers

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram

Subscribe to our Youtube channel