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Harrisburg, York getting federal money to hire police officers

Written by Ben Allen, General Assignment Reporter | Sep 22, 2015 11:56 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Two midstate police departments are getting federal grants to hire more police officers.

More than a million dollars from the Community Oriented Policing Services program will go to the city of York, and more than $550,000 to the city of Harrisburg.

The money is meant to add officers to a department's roster, and help expand community policing

The awards for Harrisburg and York are the largest for departments in Pennsylvania by far - the next highest amount distributed is $250,000 to Chester Township in Delaware County.

Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey announced the news today.

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