Amarillo to apply for grant

The Amarillo City Commission has approved a grant application to the U.S. Department of Justice to pay for new officers.

Salary and benefits would be available for six new officers through economic stimulus funding under a federal program.

If the grant is funded, four new officers would be assigned to APD's Neighborhood COPPS program. Two officers would be assigned to the motorcycle squad. The estimated grant amount would be $1,328,268.