Mesa County could get funding for more officers

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

Colorado is getting $18 million to hire more police officers and save other public safety jobs.

But it's not clear just yet if any of that money will be coming to Grand Junction.

The US Department of Justice announced Colorado's share of public safety recovery money Wednesday.

The money can be used to preserve jobs in police departments, courts and jails, or to add services such as treatment for mentally ill inmates.

The money is part of a $4 billion public safety purse included in the economic stimulus law passed earlier this year.

11 News contacted our local law enforcement agencies. They told us they have applied for grants under this new money but haven't heard back yet on exactly how much Mesa County will be receiving.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 44087597 - nbc11news.com/a?a=44087597
Gray Television, Inc.