Federal grant will bring 15 additional police officers to St. Lo - KMOV.com

Federal grant will bring 15 additional police officers to St. Louis City

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A grant from the Department of Justice will allow St. Louis City to hire 15 police officers.

The grant is part of the COPS Hiring Program (CHP) which directs federal funds to local police departments. In total, the grant is for $1.87 million.

Mayor Francis Slay and Police Chief Sam Dotson want to hire 160 more officers because of the rise in violent crime in the city, but the plan has yet to be approved.

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