Largest county in Delaware to receive $1.2 million to add police officers

    The largest county in Delaware will hire six police officers over the next three years, courtesy of a $1.2 million federal grant announced this week.

    NewsWorks reporter Bill Cook says New Castle County must retain the funded positions for at least one year after the three years of federal funding have ended, under terms of the grant.

    “This grant will give us the opportunity to put more officers on the street, helping us keep our citizens safe without increasing their tax burden,” New Castle County Executive Paul Clark said.

    The federal grant is among more than $243 million awarded nationwide to 238 law enforcement agencies and municipalities for the hiring of new officers.

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