Tue., July 28, 2009 12:34pm (EDT)

$31 M To Georgia To Bolster Police Agencies Statewide
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Nearly 50 law enforcement agencies in GA will get stimulus money to boost their forces. (photo courtesy creativecommons.org).
Nearly 50 law enforcement agencies in GA will get stimulus money to boost their forces. (photo courtesy creativecommons.org).
An injection of $31 million in federal stimulus funding is on the way to hire hundreds of police officers across the state.

The money is Georgia’s share of $1 billion in grants going to beef-up law enforcement agencies across the nation. The announcement was made Tuesday by Vice President Joe Biden and top government officials.

The Georgia law enforcement agencies getting the largest grants—$11 million to Atlanta ; $3 million to DeKalb County, and $1.7 million to bolster Macon’s force.

Another 45 agencies also get grant money.