Muncie PD Gets Federal Dollars To Hire More Officers

The Muncie Police Department announces that the Department of Justice, through the COPS Hiring Program (CHP), has selected our agency to receive a grant in the amount of $375,000.00. MuncieJournal.com reports the funds are to be used to hire three new officers beyond what the current budget allows, with a focus on community oriented policing and crime reduction. The funding is intended to cover the new officer’s entry-level salary, benefits, and other costs.