PATERSON – With U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) on hand, the Paterson Police Department welcomed 26 new officers on Monday.
Pascrell, Co-Chairman of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, oversaw the distribution of funds from the federal Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program grant that awarded $1.6 million to the PPD that funded 10 of the officers.
“I am truly honored to help welcome the newest members of the Paterson Police Department,” said Rep. Pascrell, who over the past two years has led the effort in the Congress to save the COPS program from elimination. “The COPS Hiring Program provides vital grants to cities and towns like Paterson all over the United States to help them hire the officers they need to protect and serve their communities.”
Posted July 21 2014 at 4:43 PM Permanent Link