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Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 8:34am

$31 M To Georgia To Bolster Police Agencies Statewide

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.