Laurel Police Department receives grant from U.S Department of Justice

Police in Laurel say they have received a grant from the United States Department of Justice.

According to Laurel Police, the Department received a $125,000 grant from the Department of Justice. The department says that the money will be spent over a three year period, and that the money will go towards hiring a school resource officer at a local high school.

Laurel Police Chief Wright went on to say that the department applied for the grant around April-May, and that the grant should go into effect by December 1.

Chief Wright says that the department is very fortunate to have received the grant, that the grant is huge for the town, and that the grant will help put police in a positive light because so many officers spend their own time forging a bond with the community.

The department says that without this grant, they would not have been able to hire a full time school resource officer.

Officials say they are working with the school district on putting the grant in place.

The Wilmington Police Department also reportedly received a grant from the U.S Department of Justice.

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