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Federal grant allows Summerville to hire 2 more officers

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Summerville police will be hiring two new police officers in the near future. The announcement came after the city learned it had received a grant from the Department of Justice.

The grant, valued at more than $378,000, is part of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Program.

Capt. Jon Rogers Friday confirmed the plans to hire two new officers.

Summerville is one of eight jurisdictions to receive the grant money. The Chester County Sheriff's Office, the Town of Duncan, the Greelyville Police Department, the City of Greenwood, the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the Pickens Police Department, and the Port Royal Police Department also received funding.

For a complete list of law enforcement agencies that received grant funding from the Department of Justice, click here.

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