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Kentucky law enforcement to receive more than $1.5 million in federal grants

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky will receive more than $1.5 million in federal hiring grants to pay for 13 law enforcement officers.

The funding is through a U.S. Justice Department program, Community Oriented Policing Services. Nationwide, grants this fiscal year total approximately $107 million.

The Justice Department said on its website that the funds go to Louisville police for 10 officers, Albany police for one officer, Todd County Sheriff's Department for one officer and the city of Erlanger for one officer.

U.S. Attorney John Kuhn's office in Louisville said in a news release the funding allows agencies to hire officers dedicated to areas such as community outreach, gun violence, school-based policing or homeland security.

The program provides salaries and benefits for officer and deputy hires for three years.

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