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The COPS Office announced the 2016
COPS Hiring Program (CHP) grants. Learn More.

Please check back for future funding opportunities.

Details about the 2016 program:

  • Open to all state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies with primary law enforcement authority
  • Provides funding to hire and re-hire entry level career law enforcement officers
    • Number of officer positions equals 5% of your actual sworn force strength (up to 15 officers for agencies with a service population of less than 1 million; or, up to 25 officers for agencies with a service population of over 1 million)
    • 75 percent of the entry-level salary and fringe benefits of each newly hired and/or rehired full-time officer, up to $125,000 per officer
  • Up to $137 million is available
  • Each grant is three years (36 months)
  • Addresses specific crime and disorder problems/focus areas

Program Documents

Frequently Asked Questions MOU Fact Sheet
Pre-Award Fact Sheet Statutory Requirements Fact Sheet
COPS Hiring Program: 2016 - 2012
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