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Grant gives Conyers 3 more officers
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The Conyers Police Department will be able to hire three officers after receiving stimulus grants through the Community Oriented Policing Services program, along with DeKalb County.

Conyers will receive $409,728 to fund three officers and DeKalb County was awarded $3,112,845 to fund 15 officer positions.

Conyers Police Chief David Cathcart said the boost from COPS will make his already high-achieving department even better.

"One of the many benefits of living in the City of Conyers is excellent law enforcement," said Cathcart. "This grant will help our team keep an even closer eye over our homes and businesses."

The grants are part of $1 billion in funds to hire or rehire 4,699 law enforcement officers throughout the country. Georgia received more than $31 million for 184 officers.

The grants are administered by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services through the federal agency's COPS Hiring Recovery Program and will provide 100 percent of the approved salary and benefits for entry-level officer positions for three years.

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