Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) presented the Doraville Police Department with a Community Oriented Policing Services grant for $385,000 to hire two additional officers. The Department of Justice grant will help the Doraville Department hire officers for three years or prevent officers from being laid off due to local budget cuts.
Congressman Johnson, who made the check presentation to Police Chief John King, Mayor Ray Jenkins and City Council at the city’s regular meeting, said he was pleased to partner with local officials.
“Providing communities like Doraville with the law enforcement resources it needs is one of the most important things we can do,” said Rep. Johnson. “The COPS Hiring Program goes to the very core of our mission in government – to provide grants that create or preserve local law enforcement jobs that helps keep our community safe.”
Chief John King, who was recently named to command the Georgia National Guard’s 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, gladly accepted the award on behalf of his department and city.
“This type of funding is critical for our department’s mission,” said Chief King. “I want to thank Congressman Johnson, and we look forward to continuing to work to together.”