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.

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