(WNY News Now) – Congressman Nick Langworthy (NY-23) announced a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for the Salamanca Police Department in the amount of $366,995. This grant is part of the DOJ’s Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – “This significant investment will allow the Salamanca Police Department to hire three new law enforcement officers and increase their capacity to serve our community,” said Rep. Langworthy. “I’m grateful for the hard work and dedication of the Salamanca Police Department, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact of this grant on the Salamanca community.”
“I want to thank Congressman Nick Langworthy for his support of the Salamanca Police Department and his commitment to enhancing the safety of our community. This critical federal grant is a game-changer for our force, enabling us to welcome three new law enforcement officers to our ranks. I’m proud to work with the Congressman and other federal partners to further our vision of a safer Salamanca,” said Police Chief Jamie Deck.
According to the DOJ, the COPS Hiring Program is a competitive award program intended to reduce crime and advance public safety through community policing. It provides funds directly to law enforcement agencies to hire new or rehire additional career law enforcement officers and deputies to enhance their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.
Congressman Nick Langworthy represents the 23rd Congressional District of New York, including Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben Counties and parts of Erie County.