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Clark, Washoe school police to receive violence safety grant
by Tribune Staff
Sep 11, 2011 | 988 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WASHINGTON — Rep. Shelley Berkley announced Wednesday that the Department of Justice has awarded the Clark County School District Police Department and the Washoe County School District Police nearly $550,000 in funding for the Secure Our Schools (SOS) program as part of the federal Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program.

“Preventing school violence and keeping students and teachers safe in our classrooms are top priorities and these resources will help our school police with this vital mission,” Berkley said in a press release. “With the new school year upon us, young people will be spending more time in the classroom, on the campus and participating in after school activities. Their safety is vital for creating an educational environment where they can learn and feel comfortable and safe inside and outside the classroom.”

The Washoe County School District Police will receive $486,276 and the Clark County School District Police Department will receive $61,250 to improve the safety of schools in northern and southern Nevada.

“I have strongly supported the COPS program throughout my service in Congress,” Berkley said. “I am proud to have worked to preserve funding for COPS grants in Nevada, and fought to prevent cuts that would have gutted the program and jeopardize public safety.”
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