Temple: City receives $375K grant for community policing

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Published: Jun. 3, 2020 at 6:53 PM CDT
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The City of Temple has received a $375,000 U.S. Department of Justice Grant for its community policing programs.

The grant will fund the creation of three new positions in the Temple Police Department’s eight-member Community Oriented Policing Services or COPS Unit (COPS), which is responsible for much of the department’s community outreach efforts such as National Night Out, Coffee With a Cop and Burgers with the Badge.

"In our application, we described that the officers will be used to enhance our current community policing unit with an emphasis on neighborhood policing," Deputy police Chief Jim Tobin said.

"The goal of neighborhood policing is to build and maintain positive relationships within the community. In building these relationships, officers work with citizens to reduce crime and improve quality of life issues."

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