COPS Grant Could Help APD

Two billion dollars are available to police departments nationwide, and the Amarillo Police Department is applying for it's share of that money.

The Community Oriented Policing Services program is funded by the US Justice Department. The money from the grant can be used for several things... Hiring or re-hiring officers, filling vacancies and preventing scheduled layoffs.

The APD does not have final numbers on how many officers will be affected or how much money it will receive.