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Dear Attorney General Holder:
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I was pleased to learn of the City of Melbourne Police Department's grant application
submitted under the FY 2011 Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. I
would ask that you give the City of Melbourne's proposalserious review.
The Melbourne Police Department (MPD) plans to utilize the police community relations
group and neighborhood watch program to share information regarding suspicious criminal
activity. These officers will address and expand conununity policing capacity and crime
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The MPD will use a proactive approach to reduce incidents of crime that includes
collaborations with various social service providers. Additionally, crime analysis and problem-
solving activities will be utilized to identify issues within specific geographic areas. These
combined tactics known as conununity policing are an effort to reduce crime and improve the
quality of life in our community.
Conununity policing is a fundamental component of effective policing and necessary to
build credibility and effective partnerships with neighborhood stakeholders. Increasing
Melbourne's police force with an additional three officers will enable the Department to more
efficiently and effectively maintain Department presence in each of the City's Community
Service Areas, thereby significantly enhancing our community policing efforts and increase
direct contact between police and citizens.
Thank you for giving this proposal every consideration.
Sincerely,
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June 18,2010
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Department Of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-000 I
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I am pleased to write in support ofthe Boone County Sheriff Department's application
for a grant through the COPS Hiring Program at the Department of Justice. I understand
the proceeds will be used to hire a School Resource Officer (SRO) for the Omaha School
District.
Omaha is located approximately 28 miles from the Boone County Sheriff Department.
The presence of a School Resource Officer will increase student and staff safety in the
school district. The SRO will provide on-the-scene support for any emerging problems
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drug and violence prevention classes and other beneficial communhy programs as
requested.
This is an important project that is certainly worthy of funding. It is my hope that the
Department of Justice will give positive consideration of the Boone County Sheriff
Department's application.
Thank you !oryolir attention to this matter.
Sincerely,

Mark Pryor
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MARK PRYOR
ARKANSAS
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June 25,2010
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Department Of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Mr. Melekian:
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I am pleased to write in support of the Luxora Police Department's application for a grant
through the COPS Recovery Program at the Department of Justice. I understand the
proposed funding will be used to hire an additional police officer for the force.
Currently, Luxora has two police officers. Due to the City's limited resources, it is
extremely difficult for the officers to both respond to calls and patrol the streets
adequately. An additional employee on the force will increase the City's ability to
protect its citizens and their property.
If I can provide further information, please let me know. This is important for the City of
Luxora, and I am anxious to help in whatever way I can.
Sincerely,

MarkPryor
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Director
WASH!NGTOf\.1, DC 20510
July !6, 2010
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Department Of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Mr. Melekian:
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I am pleased to write in support ofthe Gilmore Police Department's application for a
grant through the COPS Recovery Program at the Department of Justice. The proposed
funding will be used to hire a full-time police officer tor the City.
Currently, the City's police officer works on a volunteer basis, working approximately
128 hours per month. 1be City of Gilmore is located in the Mississippi Delta which has
high unemployment rates and most families there living at povetiy-level. There is a great
need tor additional police protection. This flt!Hime ol1lcer will increase the City's
n A.bilitj< . -their propel ty. '
If I can provide further information, please let me know. This is important tor the City of
Gilmore, and I am anxious to help in whatever way l can.
Sincerely,
Mark Pryor
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ARKANSAS
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Mr. Bernard Melekian
Director
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
Mayl9,2011
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Department Of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Mr. Melekian:
255 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
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I am pleased to write in support ofthe University of Arkansas System Criminal Justice
Institute's (CJI) application for a Community Oriented Policing Services grant I
understand the proceeds will be used to provide the national rural law enforcement
community access to online training to enhance knowledge and awareness of illicit
methamphttarnin'e activities and associated crimes.
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illicit mbthrunphetllinlne activitres continue to pose signiflcant thieats to citizens arid
co:nimuhit1es across the United States, despite wnceried and collaborative. efforts by the
iiaf!dD.atiawenforcemenfoommiffiiti-slaie'-s afforrrefgenerars:reueranioo.SialtF: "' .. " :
legislators and tlie goverruilent Of Mtxico tochange diu);\ scheduling reduce' the .
availability of ephedrine 'and psendilephedrine: ln the Paific;'Souillwest, :west Central
and Soi.itbeai;terri United states; state and local-law enforcement offioiaJscontimie to ; ..
report that meth and associated crimes are significant threats to their communities. While
urban and rural communities alike have experienced the negative impacts of illicit
methamphetamine activities, access to needed education and training, particularly in
these difficult economic times, is more challenging for rural law enforcement
professionals.
CJI's Online Methamphetamine Training for Rural LawErifbrcemerit'p'rojectwill assist
law enforcement personnel in developing community partnerships, inaking better
resource allocation deCisions, reducing fear ofcrime, and erihancing the quality oflife in
their community: -'Partnerships include CJI, National Center for RuraFLaw Enforcement
Advisory Board agericies(representing the states of Oregon; New York; New Mexico,
Utah, Flonda, Nevada, Pennsylvania; North Dakota; .SoutkCarolina, ancFArkansas);
National Meth Center (Tacoma, Washington) and the National Alliance for Drug
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Since 1988, en has provided timely, innovative, practitioner-focused education and
training to the Arkansas law enforcement community, enhancing the professionalism of
officers and assisting them in creating safe and economically viable communities. CJI's
education and training programs for Arkansas focus on critical areas of law enforcement
including agency and personnel management and leadership, forensic sciences,
drug/methamphetamine investigations, computer technology, school and campus safety,
and traffic safety. These vital programs are made available free of charge, ensuring
accessibility of these resources to every law enforcement agency in the state.
Based on their unprecedented success within Arkansas and their responsible stewardship
of state dollars, CJI has been a consistent recipient of federal funding to expand these
programs nationally. Through the National Center for Rural Law Enforcement,
established by CJI in 1997, rural and tribal law enforcement communities in all 50 states
have benefited from CJI's programs on management and leadership,, rural sexual assault
management and investigation, and cyber security. In fiscal year 2010 alone, the Institute
provided a total of242 courses benefiting 5,540 law enforcement professionals, both in
Arkansas and throughout the nation. The proposals submitted offer a unique opportunity
to leverage the Institute's state and national training experience and expertise for the
benefit of rural communities across the country and also further advance community
oriented policing practices.
This is an important project that is certainly worthy of funding. It is my hope that the
Department of Justice will give positive consideration to the Criminal Justice Institute's
application.
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MLP/sj
MARK PRYOR
ARKANSAS
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Mr. Bernard Melekian
Director
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
May20, 2011
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Department Of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Mr. Melekian:
255 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
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I am pleased to write in support of the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute's
(CJI) application for a community Oriented Policing Services grant. I understand the
proceeds will be used for CJI's proposed Safer Campuses Through Community
Partrrershipspr'Ogram: ; ' . ... ' .. '_: ; ' .
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The_o\ittbme ci(the &ifer Cam]/uses Through is to:
increase the knowledge and ofrurallaw erlforce\nd1t personnel to
collabdrate,_and communicate with' sinal! tw9-year_c?mmuhity
..... R.urariaw ert!circement agencies wTil oetaugnf 'lleslj}rilet\ces
(e.g.; i:orruriunitY dialogue; crime prevention and response, and vital
methods) ihat will lead to the enhanced safety of tlieit iirea campuses m1d the surrounding
community. The project will develop a Community Partnership Building curriculum.
Theeumcullim Will be delivered in five locations to a maximum of 500 law enforcement,
campus personnel, and community stakeholders around the United States. Partnerships
include CJI, National Center for Rural Law Enforcement Advisory Board agencies
(representing the states of Oregon, New York, New Mexico, Utah, Florida, Nevada,
Pennsylvania, North Dakota, South Carolina and Arkansas), University of Arkansas
Community College at Hope, Hope Arkansas Police Dep'!r\ment, and the Arkansas
Association of Two-Year Coileges. ' ,. . .
1988-, CJI has provided timely, innovative, education
training to the Arkansas law enforcement community, enl1ancing the professionalism of
officers and assisting tbem i'n creating safe and viable commi.miiies. CJI's
education and training programs for Arkansas focus on critical areas oflaw enfo-rcement
Including agenc>: arid personnei management and sciences,. .
drug/methamphetamine investigations; computer techncilogy,'sch6Ci! arid campus safety,
and traffic safety ... These vital programs are made available free of charge, ensuring
accessibility ciftbeseresources to every law enforcement agency in the state.
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Based on their unprecedented success within Arkansas and their responsible stewardship
of state dollars, CJI has been a consistent recipient of federal funding to expand these
programs nationally. 1brough the National Center for Rural Law Enforcement,
established by CJI in 1997, rural and tribal law enforcement communities in all 50 states
have benefited from CJI's programs on management and leadership, rural sexual assault
management and investigation, and cyber security. In fiscal year 2010 alone, the Institute
provided a total of 242 courses benefiting 5,540 law enforcement professionals, b6th in
Arkansas and throughout the nation. The proposals submitted offer a unique opportunity
to leverage the Institute's state and national training experience and expertise for the
benefit of rural communities across the country and also further advance community
oriented policing practices.
This is an important project that is certainly worthy of funding. It is my hope that the
Department of Justice will give positive consideration to the Criminal Justice Institute's
application.
Sincerely,
Mark Pryor
MLP/sj
MARK PRYOR
ARKANSAS
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Mr. Bernard Melekian
Director
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
May 20,2011
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Department Of Justice
II 00 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-000 I
Dear Mr. Melekian:
255 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
(202) 224-2353
500 PRESIDENT CLINTON AVENUE
SUITE 401
LITTLE ROCK, AR 72201
(501) 324-6336
TOLL FREE: (877) 259-9602
http:f/pryor.senate.gov
I am pleased to write in support of the University of Arkansas System Criminal Justice
Institute's (CJI) application for a Community Oriented Policing Services grant. I
understand the proceeds will be used in training law enforcement officers nationwide on
how to implemeritCy.berSafe Community Awareness tri\inirig progrim1s:.
The CyberSate Awareness train-the-trainet"pr&gram -coinbines technical
assistin\ce; onsfte. training, and valuable resources to assist law enfotcerheill officers in
. . il11Q!el11el1tingjlr(l,&r'aJ11sl(Jemnbatthe rise of cyber bullying, sexting, atidunsafeinteinet
practices affiong the young-and vulnerabieintheircorrununitieS:
and law enforcement agencies represented on the National Center for Rural Law
Enforcement Advisory Board (representing the statesofOregon, New York, New
Mexico, Utah, Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, South: Carolina and
Arkansas).
Since 19.88, CJihas provided timely, innovative, practitioner-focused education and
training to the. Arkansas law enforcement community, enhancing the professionalism of
officers and assisting them in creating safe and economically viable communities. CJI's
education and training programs for Arkansas focus on critical areas of law enforcement
including agency and personnel management and leadership, forensic sciences,
drug/methamphetamine investigations, computer technology, school and campus safety,
and traffic safety. These vital programs are made available free of charge, ensuring
accessibility of these resoUrces to every law enforcement agency in the state.
Based on their unprecedented' success within Ai:kansas:andtheif responsible stewardship
of state dollars, CJI has been a consistent recipient Of fedenil fimdlng toexpand these
programs nationally. Through the-National Ceri.teffoiRunrl Law Eriforccinent;
established by CJI in 1997, rural and tribal law enforcement communities in aliSO states
have benefited from CJl'sprograms:onmari.agemerit and leadership; rural sexual assault
management and investigation, and cyber security. In fiscal year 2010 alone, the Institute
provided a total of242 courses benefiting 5,540 law enforcement professionals, both in
Arkansas and throughout the nation. The proposals submitted offer a unique opportunity
to leverage the Institute's state and national training experience and expertise for the
benefit of rural communities across the country and also further advance community
oriented policing practices.
This is an important project that is certainly worthy of funding. It is my hope that the
Department of Justice will give positive consideration to the Criminal Justice Institute's
application.
Sincerely,

MarkPryor
MLP/sj
MARK PRYOR
ARKANSAS
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Mr. Bernard Melekian
Director
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
June 9, 2011
Office of Community Oriented Policing services
Department Of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Mr. Melekian:
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loTT>.E ROCK. AR 72201
(501)324--6336
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I am pleased to write in support of the Ashdown Police Department's application for a
grant through the FY20 II COPS Hiring Program. I understand the proposed funding will
be used to hire a certified police officer for the force.
Due to the City's limited resources and reduced revenues, Ashdown would be unable to
hire additional police officers without the assistance of this program. Another officer on
the force will increase the City's ability to protect its citizens and their property.
This is an important project that is certainly worthy of fundihg. It is my hope that the
Department of Justice will give positive consideration of the Ashdown Police
Department's application.
Sincerely,
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Mr. Bernard Melekian
Director
June 9, 2011
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Department Of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Mr. Melekian:
I am pleased to write in support of the Van Buren Police Department's application for a
grant through the FY2011 COPS Hiring Program. I understand the proposed funding will
be used to hire one additional community oriented police officer.
Due to the City's limited resources and reduced revenues, Van Buren would be unable to
hire additional police officers without the assistance of this program. The Van Buren
Police Department embraced the community policing concept several years ago and still
tonfinues-rcntosomaay:-This-conceptba=utnnlybenefitedihe Pclice
the entire community.
This is an important project that is certainly worthy of funding. It is my hope that the
Department of Justice will give positive consideration of the Van Buren Police
Department's application.
Sincerely,
Mark Pryor
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ARKANSAS
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Mr. Bernard Melekian
Director
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
November 23,2011
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Department Of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Mr. Melekian:
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http://pryor.senate.gov
I am pleased to write in support of the Magnolia Police Department's application for a
grant through the COPS Recovery Program at the Department of Justice (ORl#
AR01401). I understand the proceeds will be used to hire two additional police officers
for the force.
Due to the City's limited resources, it is difficult for the Police Department to respond to
calls and patrol the streets adequately. Two additional employees on the force will
. its citizens. and theirproperty. Inaddition, the City
Council has voted to cut the Police Department's budget w1uch Wlffcause a great- .. - -
hardship.
This is extremely important for the community and is certainly worthy of funding. It is
my hope that the Department of Justice will give positive consideration to the Magnolia
Police Department's application.
Thank you for your !lttention to this matter.
Sincerely,

MarkPryor
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Mr. Timothy Quinn
Acting Director
WASHINGTON, OC 20510
April 14, 2009
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Department Of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue, N. W.
Washington, De 20530-0001
Dear Mr. Quinn:
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I am pleased to write in support of the City of Caraway's application for a grant through
the COPS Recovery Program at the Department of Justice. I understand the proposed
funding will be used to hire an additional police officer for the force.
Currently, Caraway has two police officers, both working in excess of 60 hours per week.
Due to the City's limited resources, it is extremely difficult for the officers to both
respond to calls and patrol the streets adequately. An additional employee on the force
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programs that are desperately needed in the community.
If I can provide further information, please let me know. This is important for my state,
and I ain anxious to help in whatever way I can.
Sincerely,
Mark Pryor
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Mr. Timothy Quiim
Acting Director
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
May 11,2009
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Department Of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Mr. Quinn:
255 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
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(202} 224--2353
600 PRESIDENT CLINTON AVENUE
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Lmu: RocK, AR 72201
(601) 324-6336
TOLL FREE: (877) 259-9602
http://pryor.sanate.gov
I am pleased to write in support of the Glenwood Police Department's application for a
grant from the COPS Recovery Program at the Department of Justice. I understand the
proposed funding will be used to hire an additional police officer.
Currently, due to the City's limited funding, Glenwood does not have police protection
available 24/7. An additional police officer on the force will increase the City's ability to
protect its citizens and establish crime prevention programs that are desperately needed in

Ifl can provide further information, please let me know. This funding is extremely
important for the City of Glenwood, and I am anxious to help in any way that I can.
Sincerely,
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The Honorable Ronald H. Weich
Assistant Attorney General for Office of Legislative Affairs
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 1145
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Weich:
2307 RAYBURN BUiltliNG, WASHINGTON, DC 20515-4803
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HUNTINGTON, WV 25701-2086
(304) 522-NlCK
601 fEDERAL ST., ROOM 1005
BLUEFIELD, WV 24701-3033
(304) 325-6222
220 DINGESS ST.
lOGAN, WV 25601
(304)752-4934
Recently, the Raleigh County Sheriffs Office in Raleigh County, West Virginia, learned
that its application submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice under the Community Oriented
Policing Services grant program was not awarded funding during the Fiscal Year 2011
application cycle.
While I realize that no additional awards are expected to be made this year, I understand
that the DOJ is keeping all unsuccessful applications should additional funding become
available. Please note my support for the Raleigh County Sheriffs Office request for funding.
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responsible for nearly all of the calls for service in the County, which averages about 42,000 each
year. Additional staffing will also greatly help the Sheriffs Office in addressing prescription
drug abuse, which is at epidemic levels in southern West Virginia.
Should additional funding become available, I hope that you will afford the application
submitted by the Raleigh County Sheriffs Office every appropriate consideration.
With warm regards, I am
NJR/cw
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CHARLES B. RANGEL
15TH (:ONGRErSS!ONAL O!STR!CT
NEW YORK
COMMITTEE:
WAYS AND MEANS
JOINT COMMITIEE
ON TAXATION
CHAIRMAN
<!Congre%% of tbe
J!)ouse of 1\epresentatibes
July 28, 2009
Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:
I am very disappointed with the decision to deny New Y ark City funding from the
COPS grant program funded by the ARRA. To punish New York's police
department for its success in driving down crime does not make sense to me. New
Y ark City has been responsible in funding its police department and other public
safety agencies and has had to raise taxes in a declining economy to do so. When
we know that the attacks on New York City were attacks on the nation and New
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in the nation's largest city.
After two successful terrorist attacks at the heart of the nation's financial center,
there should be substantial and continuing federal support for the NYPD in its
counterterrorism and conventional crime fighting missions. New York should not
be penalized for succeeding on both counts over the last seven and a half years at
great expense to its citizens.
CBR:jrs
CC: Honorable Michael Bloomberg
Commissioner Ray Kelly
WASHINGTON OfFICE
GEORGE A. DALLEY
CHIEF Of STAFF
JAMES E. CAPEL
OISTiliCT OlfiECTOR
DISTlUCT OFfiCE
0 2354 RAYBURN HousE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515--3215
TElEPHONE; (202) 225-4365
FAX: {202) 225--0816 PlEASE RESPOND TO 0FACE CHECKED
0 163 WEST 125TH SrnEET
New YoRK, NY 10027
TElEPHONE: {212) 663-3900
FAX: (212) 663--4277
JACK REED
RHODE iSLAND
COMMITTEES
i\PPROPRIAT!ONS
ARMED SERVICES
BANKING. HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS
!-lEAL TH. EDUCA TJON. U\BOR. fu"'D PENSIONS
Ms. Brittany Baldwin
CJ.l:lnitcd
WASHINGTON, DC 20510-3903
July 16,2010
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department ofJustice
llOOVermontAvenue, NW
8th Floor
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Ms. Baldwin:
Washington. DC:
728 Hart &nate Office Building
DC 20510--3903
[202) 224-4642
Rhode Island:
1000 View Boule<ilrd. Suite 290
Cranston. Rl 02920--3074
(401) 943-3100
One E_xchange Tenace, Room 408
Providence. RJ 02903--1773
{401) 528--5200
1 {800) 284-4200
TDD Rel11y Rhode Island
l [800) 745-5555
hllp:/ /reed.senate.gov
1 write in support of the Westerly Police Department's application for funding through the U.S.
Department of Justice Secure our Schools (SOS) grant program. Funding through this grant program will
provide further security enhancements at Westerly High School located in the Town of Westerly, Rhode
Island.
The Westerly High School is currently undergoing a substantial renovation project which
includes an enhancement ofthe school's security systems. Although the project provides a budget for
security upgrades, fiscal constraints have prevented the addition of several key components that would
greatly assist the police department in responding to an emergency situation at the high school campus.
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Schools program is critical in providing the necessary funding
to add additional security enhancements. These upgrades include technology to allow police officers,
dispatchers and supervisors to view school security cameras while responding to incidents at the campus,
an intrusion detection system for all structures allowing police officers to better respond to after hour
breaches of school buildings, and the addition of locking door hardware that includes a sophisticated
access control system. The Westerly Police Department and the Westerly School Department have had
an outstanding relationship and these security system upgrades will provide the tools necessary for a
quick response to emergency situations and contribute to the increased safety of students.
I commend this project and request your consideration within the applicable rules and
regulations. Ifi can be of assistance to you in this matter, please do not hesitate to contact Christopher
Albert of my Providence Office at 401/528-5200.
Sincerely,

United States Senator
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RHODE ISLAND
COMMITTEES
APPROPR!A llONS
ARMF.D SERVICES
BANK!i\G, I lOUSING. AND URBAN AFFAIRS
t-IEAUH. EDUCATION. LABOR. AND PENSIONS
Mr, Bernard Melekian
Director
ilnited ,$tates ,$mate
WASHINGTON, DC 20510-3903
July 30,2010
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
11 00 Vermont A venue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Director Melekian:
Washington. DC
728 Hart Sen<l!e Offoce BuHding
Washington, DC 20510-3903
(202) 224-4642
Rht>de Jslard:
1000 Chapel View Boulev<>rd, Su'rle 290
Cran.;wn. R! 02920--30'/'1
(401) 943-3100
One :<change Terrace. Room 408
Providence, HI 02903-1773
(401) 528-5200
1 (800) 284--4200
TDD Relay Rhode Island
1 (800) 745--5555
http:/ /reed.senate.gov
I write in support of the North Providence Police Department's application to the U.S.
Department of Justice for funding under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP). Through
this grant program, the department requests funding for three (3) officers. These officers would
fill vacancies that were left unfilled due to the severe economic circumstances facing the Town
ofNorth Providence that have caused steep budget reductions.
The North Providence Police Department is dedicated to serving the citizens of the town
thro1Jilh
... commun:itie;: local budget reductions have caused the department to not fill several uniformed
officer vacancies. This reduction has caused the department to reorganize and place their School
Resource Officers back on uniformed patrol. Funding through the CHRP program will assist the
town in filling tbree department vacancies with new officers in order tore-implement the
department's community policing programs that have been lost due to lack of funds.
I commend the North Providence Police Department's CHRP application and request
your consideration of this request within all applicable rules and regulations. If I can be of
assistance to you in this matter, please do not hesitate to contact Christopher Albert of my
Providence Office at 401/528-5200.
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JACK REED
RHODE ISlAND
COMMrrrEES
APPROPRIATIONS
AHMED SERVICES
BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS
HEAI.TH, EDUCA'llON, LABOR, ANU PENSIONS
The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Attorney General Holder:
'1l:lnitcd
WASHINGTON, DC 20510-3903
April 28, 2009
Washington, DC:
728 Hart Se'""'te OIIICe Building
Wa$h1ngton, DC 20510-3903
(202) 224--4642
Rhode Island:
1000 Dlapel View Boulevard, Suite 290
Cr.mston, R1 02921}-3074
(401) 943-3100
Exchange Terrace, Room 408
Prolriden<:e, Rl 02903--1773
(401)528-5200
1 [800) 284--4200
TDD Rhode l$lallCI
1 (800) 745-5555
I write in support of the Burrillville Police Department's application to the U.S.
Department of Justice for funding under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP). Through
this grant program, the department requests funding for two officers. These officers would fill
vacancies that were cut and not filled due to budget cuts and loss of revenue by the town of
Bnrrillville, Rhode Island.
The Burrillville Police Department has been dedicated to serving the citizens of the town
through community policing efforts. With the current reductions in, state aid and the reduction
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vacancies and reduce the staffing of the police department from 26 to 24 officers. This reduction
is expected to cause the department to reorganize and place their School Resource Officer and a
detective assigned to the department's community program back on uniformed patrol.
Funding through the CHRP program will assist the town in filling the two department
vacancies .with new officers in the patrol division and allow the department to maintain its
commitment to corninunlty policing efforts in the Town ofBnrrillville.
I commend this project to you and request your consideration within the applicable rules
and regulations. If I can be of assistance to you in this matter, please do not hesitate to contact
Christopher Albert, of my Office at 401/528-5200.
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JACK REED
RHODE ISlAND
C0MMI1TIS
APPROPRIATIONS
AHMED SERVICFS
BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS
HEALlli, EDUCATION, lABOR, AND PENSIONS
The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Attorney General Holder:
tinitcd
WASHINGTON, DC 20510-3903
April28, 2009
Wilshington, OC:
728 H!>rt 0/lice Bui!ding
Washington, DC 205ICM3903
(202) 224-4642
Rhode Island:
1000 Chapel View Boulevard, Suite 290
Rl 02920--3074
{401) 943-3100
Dtle Tl!rrace, Room 408
Pro<.ldence, Rl 02903--1773
[401} 528--5200
I (800) 284-4200
TDD Relay Rhcde Island
1 (800) 745--5555
http:/ /rco:t!.enate.gov
I write in support of the Johnston Police Department's application to the U.S. Department
of Justice for funding under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP). Through this grant
program, the department plans to retain five officers whose positions have been proposed to be
cut from the town's fiscal budget due to local and state budget reductions.
For the past 10 years, the Johnston Rhode Island Police Department has been dedicated to
serving the citizens of the town through its focus on numerous community policing efforts. To
meet the current fiscal situation the town is facing, budget reductions have been proposed to cut
... ...
slated to belayed off by July 1. This totallosii0f10 officers is expected to cause
department-wide reorganization and to adversely affect the successful community policing
efforts that have been established.
Funding through the CHRP program wilr assist the town and the department in retaining
the five officers that have been slated to belayed off at the start of the upcoming fiscal year.
Reiention ofthe8e officers will illlow the departirientto maintain its commitment to community
policing efforts in the Townof Johriston.
I commend this project and request your consideration within the applicable rules and
regulations. Ifi can be of assistance to you in this matter, please do not hesitate to contact
ChristoplierAlbert of'my Providence Office iltAOl/528-5200 .
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JACK REED
RHODE ISLAND
COMMfiTEES
APPROPRIATIONS
ARlviED SERVICES
BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS
HMLTH. F.DtJCATION,lABOR, AND PENSIONS
'1linitcd
WASHINGTON, DC 20510-3903
June 22, 2009
Washington, OC:
728 Hart Office Building
Washinglon, DC 20510-3903
(202) 224--4642
Rhode Jslan.:J.
1000 Ch11pd View Boulevard, Suite 290
CraMton, Rl 02920-3074
{401)943--3100
One Exchange T ern.ce, Room 408
Providence, Rl 02903-1773
{401) 528-5200
1 (800) 284--4200
TOO Rel<ly Rhode Island
1 (800) 745--5555
http:/ /reed.senate.go\1
I write in support of the Cumberland Police Department's application to the U.S.
Department of Justice for funding under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP). Through
this grant program, the department plans to rehire three (3) officers that have been laid off and
hire an additional two (2) officers for positions that were cut due to the budget reductions caused
by the current economic situation.
The proposed reductions are expected to cause the department to reorganize staffmg and
affect the successful corrununity policing efforts that have been established in the town. Funding
rorllrererenuon: five
staffmg levels and continue the commitment to public safety and corrununity policing efforts in
the Town of Cumberland.
Rhode Island is a state that has been hard hit during this economic crisis, suffering with a
12.1% unemployment rate. In a state where every job matters and with a federal focus of putting
people back to work, the economic need of the state should weigh heavily as you consider this
and other requests from the State of Rhode Island.
I corrunend this application and request your consideration within the applicable rules and
regulations. Ifl can be of a8sistance to you in this matter, please do not hesitate to contact
Christopher Albert of my Providence Office at 401/528-5200.
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Denny Rehberg
State of Montana
Appropriations Committee
Labor, Health and Human
Services, arrd Education
E11crgy and Water Development
Foreign

April 17, 2009
<!Congress of tbc
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wmla5bington, 1:91!: 20515
United States Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing.Servkes
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
To Whom It May Concern:
It's a privilege to offer my support for the Cascade County Sheriffs Office in its efforts
to secure funding from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and
the United States Department of Justice.
COPS announced February 18, 2009 the availability of additional funding from the
COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP). Funds from the newly passed American
Recovery and Reinvesunent Act of 2009 will be directed to state, local and tribal law
enforcement agencies by means of the COPS program.

are also needed to retain existing positions. These funds will help Cascade County
sustain its policing capacity and crime-prevention services. It is applying for $951,490 in
federal funding to pay for the salaries and benefits of five deputies for a three-year
period. Up to $1 billion in grant funding will become available for the hiring and
rehiring of law enforcement officers, and I urge your full consideration of their request as
you make your decision.
Sincerely,
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Denny
Member of Congress
2448 Rayburn Hou;<;e Office Building
Washlnoton, DC 20515
{202)22&-32\1
1201 GranO Aver1ue, Suita I
Billings, MT 59102
(4(1El) 256-l019
950 North Montana Avenue
MT 59601
(400)443-7878
301 as\ Broadway
Suite 2
Missoula, MT 59602
{406) 543-9550
105 Smelter Aven1.1e, NE
Suite 16
Great Falls, MT 5S404
{406)454-1066 Toil 1-SBS--232-2626
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State of Montana
April 27, 2009
Timothy J. Quinn
Acting Director
QCongtC$S% of tbc ijlniteb
J!)ouse of l\eprescntaW.Jcs
WMasbington, j;l)Q[ 20515
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
United States Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
Appropriations Commiltee
Labor, Heallh and Human
und Educalion
Energy and Water Developrncnt
Foreign
RE: Stillwater County Sheriff's Department application for COPS Hiring Recovery
Program grant
Dear Acting Director Quinn:
It's a privilege to offer my support for the Stillwater County Sheriff's Office in its efforts
to secure funding from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and
the United States Department of Justice.
of ooly 9,00&residents; it'Sharesrlurder - - - ..
with Montooa's largest metropolitan area, Billings/Yellowstone County, which has a
population of nearly 140,000. Stillwater County currently has five full-time deputies, an
Undersheriff arid 'Sheriff, equating to 0.76 officers per 1,000 residents. This is the lowest
ratio in Montana, where the average is 1.39 officers per 1,000.
These funds will help Stillwater County sustain its policing capacity and crime-
prevention services. Up to $1 billion in grant funding will become available for the
hiring and rehiring of law enforcement officers, and I urge your full consideration of their
request as you make your decision.
Sincerely,
.

Member of Congress
2448 Raybvrn flouse Office Building
Washington, OC 20516
(202)225--3211
1201 Grand 1
Billings, MT'59102
(406) 256--1019
Toll ftee: 1-888--232-2626:
950 North Montana Avenue
lle!ena, MT 69601
(406) 443-7878
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State of Montana
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j!.louS'c of 11\cprcS'cntatll.lcS'
wmtalibington, Jlr.t 20515
Appropriations Committee
Lahor, Health Human
Services, an<.! Education
Em::rgy and Water Development
Foreign Operations
May6,2009
United States Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
I I 00 Vermont Avenue, N. W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
To Whotn It May Concern:
It's a privilege to offer my support for the Glasgow City Police Department as it applies
for grant funding that has become available through the United States Department of
Justice (USDOJ).
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) announced February 18,
2009 the availability of additional funding from the COPS Hiring Recovery Program
(CHRP). Funds from the newly passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009 will be directed to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies by means of the
COPS program.
I understand that the City of Glasgow is in need of hiring new law enforcement
personnel, and funds are also needed to retain existing positions. These funds will help
Glasgow sustain its policing capacity and crime-prevention services. Up to $1 billion in
grant funding will become available for the hiring and rehiring of law enforcement
officers, and I urge you to give their request every consideration as you make your
decision.
I have great respect for Montana's law enforcement personnel, and I encourage you to
help expand the policing capacity of this office by awarding the requested funds. Please
don't hesitate to contact my office if I can be of further assistance.
Sincerely,
?,.
Denny Rehberg
Member of Congress
2448 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
1201 Giand Avenu11, Suite 1
.Billings, MT?9102
(406) 25"6-1019
950 North Montana Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
301 East 8roadway
Suhe 2
Missoula, MT59B02
(406)643-9550
10& Smelter Avenue, NE
Suha \6
(202) 225-3211 (406} 443--7878 .
Toll Free: 1--888--232-2626
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Mr. Benard K. Melekian, Director
Mr. Dave Buchanan, Deputy Director
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
Two Constitution Square
145 N Street NE
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Melekian and Mr. Buchanan:
23 May 2011
I respectfully request that you glve all due consideration to the enclosed competitive grant application from
National Meth Center {NMC), located in Tacoma, WA.
Formerly known as the National Methamphetamine Training and Technical Assistance Center, the National Meth
Center's mission is to advance community oriented poficing on a national level. With its focus on the problems of
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national fight against the many diverse problems meth and the production of rneth presents. Byhelping to partner
law enforcement, treatment providers, and prevention professionals with local citizens, the NMC moblllzes
communities to engage in the battle against the methamphetamine epidemic.
A"ordingto the NMC
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federal resources would assist with community mobilization efforts and the expansion of
COPS strategies nationwide. The NMC is working to develop strategies that reflect a balanced approach to
America's drug problem by incorporating law enforcement, treatment, and prevention efforts concurrently and
that can be replicated in communities across the country. Federal resources are being sought to help continue the
Center's progress and further advance their wrap-around approach' tO eradicating methamphetamine from our
communities.
A.> the Representative of Washington's Eighth Congressional District, I am pleased to facilitate the National Meth
Centers request for support and ask that you give its application fair, thorough, consideration. Please do not
hesitate to contact Zack Guill of my district office staff at (206) 275-3438 if I can provide you with additional
Information or answer any questions.
Sincerely,

DAVE REICHERT
Member of Congress
Eighth District, Washington
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HARRY REID

The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General


Washington, DC 20001
Dear Mr. Attorney General:
MAJORITY LEADER
tlnitcd
WASHINGTON, DC 205HH012
May24,2011
I am writing to you today in support of the Nye County Sheriffs Office (NCSO) and its
application for funding through the COPS Hiring Program.
The NCSO serves the residents and visitors of the Pahrump Valley and is dedicated to
maintaining a relationship with the community to effectively prevent crime. Nevada is currently
the most economically stressed state in the country. In the last five years, the Pahrump Valley
experienced the highest percentage of growth in the state. However, state and local revenues
have significantly decreased as a result of declining property values and a record high number of
foreclosures. For the Fiscal Year 2012, the NCSO is predicting a projected budgetary reduction
of 11% which could significantly reduce policing services and programs for Nye County
residents.
Through this application, NCSO is seeking funding to preventthe layoffs of five officers
and will allow them to redirect at least 25% of the officer's time to identify community issues, as
well as reduce the workload on existing officers. Community policing provides officers the
opportunity to develop stronger relationships within the community, allowing them to
proactively prevent and address the problems that contribute to crime. This funding is critical to
allow NCSO to continue and maintain their community policing and crime prevention efforts.
It is imperative that law enforcement has the resources they need to keep our
communities and streets safe. I support this project and hope that you keep my recommendation
in mind when making your funding decisions. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Sincerely, .
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United States Senator
Nevada
HARRY REID
NEVADA
The Honorable Eric. Holder
Attorney General
Department of Justice
Street, NorthweSt
Washington, DC 2flll!l!l!!lil
Dear Mr. Attorney General:
MAJORITY LEADER
tlnited
WASHINGTON, DC 2051(}-7012
I am writing to you today in support of the Reno Police Department and its application to
the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services' Child Sexual Predator Program (CSPP).
Law enforcement officials face sigoificant challenges in pursuing and prosecuting child
predators. Effective law enforcement requires a collaborative approach that allows information to
be shared between appropriate law enforcement agencies in order for them to aggressively
pursue and prosecute these predators. Through this application, the Reno Police Department is
applying for funding for one police officer to work in conjunction with the United States
Marshalls to locate, arrest and prosecute child predators and exploiters. This funding is critical to
ensure that the Reno Police Department is able to continue their efforts in protecting children and
As child predators find new ways to exploit children, it is imperative that we work
together to protect our nation's greatest asset- our youth. I support this project and hope that you
keep my recommendation in mind when making your funding decision. Thank you for your time
and consideration.
Sincerely,

United States Senator
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Nf'/ADA
The llonor8bk Thomas Perrelli
Associate Attorney General
\.IS Department of Justice
950 Pcnusyl vania c"\ venue. NW
\Vashington, D.C. 20530-000\
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\IVASHING fON, DC 20510-7012
18. 2009
Dear As.socialc Attorney CJeneral Perrelli:
l an1 \-\Titing to you today in support or the 1 Icndcrson Poliec Department nnd their
application to the COl'S IIi ring Recovery Program.
rvlAJORITY LEADER
The goal oft he American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of2009 was to create jobs and
address the problems stemming (!om the current economic challenges. Nevada is particularly
hard hit, with foreclosures near national highs and state and local revenues stretched to the limit.
Programs such as the cor)s Hiring Recovery Program will allO\V local governments to forego
layoffs. create new jobs, and continue to provide critical services.
Through this application the Henderson Police Department seeks funding to prevem the
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were left unlillcd due to a city wide hiring ticczc. The COPS Hiring Reel) very Program funding
will increase community oriented policing services oll'ered by the Henderson Police Depanmenl
by oYer in the first year of the grant. For a community that has seen a more than 30%}
. increase in its service area and a

increase in population over the last ten years thc:K


additional services are essentiaL
The work described in this application epitomizes the goals of both the COPS program
anJ the <Ilh.! \ ;\ct. ! t v.:il! ..;a-.:c joS.s. create H11d ;:Hike on:
streets salcr. I whole heanedly support the Henderson 1\rlice Department and their application
to this program and hope that you keep my recommendation in mind when rnaking your funding
decisions. Thank you ror your time and considcl'ation.
Tn ,
:VIy best wishes to you.

lit\lU{ Y REID
United States Senator
Nevada
HARRY REID
NEVADA
tinitcd
The Honorable Thomas Perrelli
Associate Attorney General
US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
Dear Mr. Perrelli:
WASHINGTON, DC 2Q51G-7012
April 24, 2009
I am writing to you today in support of the Nye County Sheriffs Office and their
application to the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
MAJORITY LEADER
The goal of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of2009 is to create jobs and
address the problems stemming from the current economic challenges. Nevada is particularly
hard hit, with foreclosures near national highs and state and local revenues stretched to the limit.
Programs such as the COPS Hiring Recovery Program will allow local governments to forego
layoffs, create new jobs, and continue to provide critical services.
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officers to be stationed in the Pahrump Valley. these officers will continue the Nye County
Sheriffs Office's commitment to community policing, expand services, and improve the level of
response to citizen requests.
The work described in this application epitomizes the goals of both the COPS program
and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It will create jobs and make our streets safer.
I whole heartedly support the Nye County Sheriffs Office and their application to this program.
and hope that you keep my in mind when makingyo:ur funding decisiol)!>:
Thank you for your time and consideration. . .
My best wishes to you.
HR:tr
Sincerely,
HARRY REID
United States Senator
Nevada
HARRY REID
NEVADA
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The Honorable Thomas Perrelli
Associate Attorney General
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
Dear Mr. Perrelli:
WASHINGTON, DC 20510-7012
May I, 2009.
MAJORITY LEADER
I am writing to you today in support of the Churchill County Sheriff's Office and their
application to the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
The goal of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is to create jobs and
address the problems stemming from the current economic challenges. Nevada is particularly
hard hit, with foreclosures near national highs and state and local revenues stretched to the limit.
Programs such as the COPS Hiring Recovery Program will allow local governments to forego
layoffs, create new jobs, and continue to provide critical services.
Through this application, the Churchill Office seeks fimding to add(Wo
continue Cliurcllill colin"iy
Sheriff's Office's commitment to community policing, expand services, and improve the level of
response to citizen requests.
The work described in this application epitomizes the goals of both the COPS program
and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It will create jobs and make our streets safer.
I wholeheartedly support the Churchill County Sheriff's Office and their application to this
program and hope that you keep my recommendation in mind when making your funding
decisions. Thank you tbr your time and consideration.
My best wishes to you.
HR:tr
HARRY REID
United States SenatOr
Nevada
HARRY REID
NEVADA

WASHINGTON, DC 20510-7012
The Honorable Thomas Perrelli
Associate Attorney General
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania A venue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
Dear Mr. Perrelli:
May 14,2009
MAJORITY LEADER
I am writing to you today in support of the Nye County Sheriffs Office, in collaboration
with the Nye Cotmty School District, and their application to the Office of Community Oriented
Policing Services' Secure Our Schools Grant Program.
Nye County, Nevada is a perfect example of the impact that the economic crisis has had
on Nevada. Despite a steady population growth, county and local officials are faced with
drastically falling funding. In order to continue to provide a safe, healthy learning environment,
Nye County School District has joined with the Nye County Sheriffs Office to request funding
for improved security systems for three schools within the district. Through the COPS Secure
Our Schools Grant Program, Round Mountain High School, Beatty High School and Rosemary
.. ci!cnit.securizy.camera monitoring systems.. ...._ .....
It is our responsibility to give our children every opportunity to succeed in school and
prepare to lead our country into the future, and that begins with school safety. I support the work
described in this application and hope that you keep my recommendation in mind when making
your funding decision. Thank you for your time and consideration.
My best wishes to you.
HR:tr
Sincerely,
f:RRYREID
United States Senator
Nevada
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Dear Perrelli:
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Police Dcpartrnl'nL and the-ir application for funding the Public Sakty Par1il('I'Ship and
Cornrnunity Potil'ing (_irants under the COPS lliring Program.
rhc goal or the /\mt.,:rkan and Reinvcslmenl /\l'l or 2000 1.-V(lS 10 crca\c and
the stemming lhnn lht: (urrc-nt o:,o:-conomic Ncvmb particularly
hard bit, ,_vith ncar national highs and :--;talc nnd local sln:khed to limiL
Programs such as COPS 1-liring Recovery Program will i.\llu-1.v lcH;:al govcrntnL'llls to fiJrcgc>
lr1yo!Ts, create new jobs, and continue to provide critical services.
Through this appl icalioll, the UN LV I 'o lice Dcpuruncm If t;;;;;t;J:. loT;;;.;_:
additional of11ccrs which will e-nable them to expand the Stxunl Assault Prognm1 as
well as 11 men to ring program with a local schotd. I he COPS Hiring Recovery
llrogrurn rtmding \Vill allo\-\' UN I. v Police ortkers 1t:1 dedkal-e lO program:-;
\Vhik still ..:nsuring thatlheir roulirK opcrations rcr.naln l'lTcL:tivt;,
The work dc';cribcd in the application epitomizes the gtnds of both the COPS progmlll
and the American Rccuvc-ry and Reinvestmlnt ;-\ct. It will savL' joh:-:. L'I'LYttc jobs, and make our
strcl'ls sufcr. i support the Policl' and upplicatiun 1o this
progr;Jm, and I hope that you \Viii rny rccotJtlllt.:JtdQtion in rnind whtn muking )\'llll' 1\mding
decisions. TkH1k you for your time and cnnsideratiotL
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HARRY REID
NEVADA
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Assistllnt A9n:tey Gt'uerlil
Office Affairs
U.S. Department of Justice
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WASHINGTON, DC 20510-7012
Octobt<r 6,2009
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Washington, DC 2\M30
Dear Mr. Weich:
MAJORITY LEADER
Enclosed is a letter from Mr. Douglas C. Gillespie, sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan
Police Department. Sheriff Gillespie .c<opcemed about the manner in which grants are awarded
under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program. Particularly, Sherriff
Gillespie purports a disparity between the .awards to municipalities and counties.
I would appreciate your reviewing this situation and .providing answers to my
constituent's concern. Please send youi'Teplyditectly.toSherriffGillespie, and send a copy of
your response to me. If you have any additional questions regarding this matter, please contact
Caren Street at (202) 224-1362.
HR:cs
your cooperation and assistance.
My best wishes .to you.
HARRYREID .
United States Senator .
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August 27, 2009
The Honorable Harry Reid
Majority Leader
United States Senate
522 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Majority Leader Reid:
I am writing to express my disappointment and concern over the results of the 2009 COPS
Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP). As you know, $1 billion was included in the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P .L. Ill-S) for CHRP to hire or retain law
enforcement officers for the next 3 years.
From the results, it is evident that local law enforcement agencies across the country are
struggling to provide public safety given ongoing budget restraints. The CHRP grant awards
announced on July 28, showed that out of 7,272 total number of agencies that applied ($8.3
billion in funds requested for nearly 40,000 officers), only 1,046 agencies were awarded funds
(3,818 officers funded).
the results showed disproportionate allocation of funds among municipal and county
law enforcement. Ofthe},203 sheriffs ..that applied, only77 (6.4%) received fundil)g compared
to 5,440 applications for police and 909 awards (16.7%). Meaning, under the current
methodology, sheriffs/counties are three times less likely to receive funding compared to
police/municipalities.
While my agency did not apply for the .CHRP grant, Tremain very concerned about the results as
the methodology used for determining grant awards under CHRP will continue to be applied for
future grants unless revisions are made to the COPS Hiring grant program's review process.
I am seeking your support and assistance in contacting the Department of Justice, COPS Office,
to urge them to r e ~ s e s s and make necessary revisions to the methodology used for determining
COPS Hiring grant awards to ensure that future grants are proportionately distributed among
municipalities and counties.
From the information providei:l by the COPS Office, I understand that an objective criterion was
used to rank each applicant based on their fiscal health need and violent crime rate. However, the
glaringly disproportionate allocation of funds among municipal and county law enforcement
highlights the need to re-examine the current methodology for COPS Hiring grant awards.
The Honorable Harry Reid, Majority Leader
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400 Slewarl Avenve las Vegas, Nevada 89101-2984 (702)795-3111
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The COPS Hiring program, established in 1994, was funded at well over $1 billion annually until
1999 but was drastically reduced over the years to only $10 million in 2005 and completely
zeroed out in 2006 and 2007. Despite the fact that the funding became scarce, the need continues
to increase as indicated by the over 6,000 local law enforcement agencies that requested funding
but were denied. Clearly, more funding is needed for this vital program.
The COPS Hiring program is the only federal program (within b()th Departments of Justice and
Homeland Security) available to my agency to assist us in hiring officers to meet the growing
demand for policing.
I hope you will be a strong advocate in Congress to ensure that the COPS Hiring program is fully
funded in the future. More urgently, I urge you address the disparity in grants awarded among
municipalities and counties under the COPS Hiring grant program.
Thank you for your efforts on behalf of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Please
feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Sincerely,
Douglas C, Gille e, Sheriff
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department .

Las Vegas, NV. 89143
Office (702) 828-3231
Fax (702) 828-0144
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HARRY REID
NEVADA

Mr. James H. Burch
Director
Bureau of Justice Assistance, DOJ
81 0 Seventh Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20531
Dear Mr. Burch:
WASHINGTON, DC 20510-7012
October 7, 2009
MAJORITY LEADER
I am writing to express my support for expanding the scope of the congressionally
directed spending for the Henderson Police Department to include the purchase of equipment
that can be nsed to test drug levels in blood. The money I directed to the Henderson Police was
intended to meet their blood testing needs, and I believed the legislative language was broad
enough to support their plan to purchase equipment for testing drug levels in blood. Thank you
for assisting the Henderson Police Department to access this funding.
Sincerely,
HARRY REID
United States Senator
JAMES B. RENACCI
16TH DISTRICT, OHIO
FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITIEE
SUBCOMMtOHES
ViCf. CHAIRMAN,
fiNANCIAl INSTiTUTiONS AND
CoNSUMER CREDIT
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Mlal!f)ington, l\Qf, 20515-3516
August 5, 2011
Mr. Ronald H. Weich
Assistant Attorney General for Office of Legislative Affairs
Office of Legislative Affairs
U.S. Department OfJustice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw, Room 1145
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Mr. Weich:
130 CANNON HOUSE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
{202) 225--3876
4150 BElDEN VtLLAGE STREET
SUITE 408
CANTON, OH 44718
{330) 489--4414
My District office was recently contacted by Mr. Seth Oszust, requesting assistance for
the Massillon Police Department. Currently the Massillon Police Department is trying to
locate grant money for their SWAT team to purchase a Lenco armored truck. It is my
understanding that the grant funding provided by the U.S. Department of Justice has
already been disbursed for the 2011 fiscal year.
I am seeking information on the 2012 grant application and disbursement process. I
would like to provide Mr. Oszust with information regarding the processes and
. procedures..fur ...appcyingor future grantli.thmugh..lhe.US.-DeparunentGfJustice.--cOm--
assistance in guiding Mr. Oszust is greatly appreciated.
Please refer correspondence to my District office in Canton, OH. If you have any
questions regarding Mr. Oszust's request, please feel free to contact my District office at
(330) 489-4414. Thank you for your guidance.
Sincerely,
JimRenacci
Member of Congress
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August 31, 2009
M. Faith Burton
Acting Assistant Attorney General for Office
of Legislative Affairs
Office of Legislative Affairs
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Room 1145
Washington, DC 205300009
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Thank you for your help in this matter.
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P.O. Box 2315 Kotolnun, ID 83340 (208) 7263841 Fax; (208) 7268234
August 28, 2009
Senator James E. Risch
U.S. Senate
560 Filer Avenue, Suite A
Twin Falls, idaho 83301
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Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP). The City's application !
sought funding for the City to hire police officers to fill existing vacancies !
pursuant to the grant program guidelines. At the time of application, declining
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On July 28, 2009 the COPS Office notified the City by a-mall that the City had
been awarded a grant in the amount of $198,173.00 to enable the City to hire
and employ one (1} police officer for a three (3) year period. Grant regulations
require the City to provide funding for the police officer for the fourth year of
employment. Upon visiting the COPS website, I also discovered that- out of 41
grant applications submitted by Idaho municipalities- Ketchum had been ranked
the highest by the COPS Office based to a large extent on demonstrated "need".
Nevertheless, when I returned a phone call today from Mr. Andrew Dorr,
representing the cOPS Office In Washington, D.C., I was stunned to learn that
our grant award had been rescinded. The COPS Office decision to rescind the
grant is due to a contract for eervices the City entered into in June to have the
Blaine County Sheriff's Office administer the Ketchum Police Department
According to Mr. Dorr. the COPS Office Interprets the contract for services to
mean that the City no longer has a police department. Therefore, he explained
that they must withdraw our grant award.
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I explained the following to Mr. Dorr;
The City continues to maintain a Police Department. The Office of the
Ketchum Pollee Department continues to operate In Ketchum City Hall,
pollee officers continue to wear Ketchum uniforms, they continue to patrol
the community in Ketchum marked police vehicles that are owned by the
City of Ketchum, and officers continue to Issue citations bearing Ketchum
city logos. It should also be noted that the City continues to be financially
responsible for the capital needs of the department, and that the City's
FY2009-201 0 Budget continues to provide a Police Department Division
in the Generel Fund.
The contract for services Is Just that a contract to administer a Citv
service. Contrary to the COPS Office rationale, the contract does DQ!
represent a consolidation in which the City would no longer have a Pollee
Department. lf a consolidation had taken place, the Sheriff would simply
provide law enforcement services to Ketchum at the same level as they
provide such services In the unincorporated areas of the County. In fact,
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than would otherwise be provided by the Sheriff. f
The City entered into the contract for services as a further measure to j
help alleviate our staffing dilemma. The contract represents a vehicle
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Sheriff's Office already has an administrative structure. As a result, two !
of the Police Department's officer vacancies were filled and the Sheriff is !1,
now providing pollee services for Ketchum at a greatly reduced cost. The
-..contract.is..a .. ... can work. together
to reduce duplicative administrative costs and save rnoney for - . - -
citizens. This accomplishment should not now be used to deny the City a
grant award that was equitably awarded pursuant of the program's !
guidelines and the City's demonstrated need.
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funding is provided to hire pollee officers, the City would directly employ
such Individuals and the County would simply administer their !
participation in Department activities. In this scenario, a grant agreement 1
would continue to exist between the COPS Office and the City of .II
Ketchum. Grant monies would be dispersed to the City and the City
would be responsible to comply with grant regulations. Additionally,
hiring, discipline and termination decisions would be made by the City. j
As a result, the City would continue to maintain its responsibilities as
represented in the grant application.
Rescinding the City grant award effectively denies the Ketchum
community and its citizens the same opportunity afforded to communities :
throughout the nation based on an ill-considered bureaucratic technicality. !
The intent of lawmakers was clear- to assist financially distressed \
communities maintain essential Jaw enforcement services. Apparently,
the only way for the City to access this grant would have been for the ;
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Sheriff's Office to apply on our behalf. However, such an application
would not have been accepted by the COP$ Office since the City did not
have a cor1tract for services with Blaine County at the time of application
in April.
Mr. Dorr admitted that the Ketchum situation was unique and that the COPS
Office had not anticipated or provided for such a situation when it offered the
grant program. He also Informed me that there was no appeal process that
would allow the City to challenge the COPS decision.
Senator Risch, on behalf of the City of Ketchum. I must vigorously protest the
mindless and counterproductive bureaucratic decision made by the COPS Office
concerning Ketchum's grant award. The City's ability to adequately provide law
enforcement seNices during a time of serious economic distr-ess must bee top
priority, and ill-considered bureaucratic technicalities should not be allowed to
trump the welfare and duly demonstrated needs of Ketchum's citizens and
visitors. I respectfully eppeal to you for help in reversing this decision.
According to Mr. Dorr, the acting Director of the COPS Office Is David Buchanan.
Mr. Buchanan's address is:
Office of Community Oriented Pollclng SeNices
U.S. Department of Justice
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The only phone number I have for the COPS Office is for Mr. Dorr. It Is (Z02)
353-9736.
I stand ready to assist you and your staff in anyway that might resolve this
matter. During the week of August 31st I will be out of my office, but still available
at (208) 720-5951.
The City of Ketchum thenks you in advance for your attention to this matter.
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U.S. Department ofJustice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Attorney General Holder:
April25, 2011
We are writing in support of the City of Homestead, Florida Police Department's two
pending grant applications submitted under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Community Policing Development (CPD) Grant Program, and the Encouraging Innovation:
Field-Initiated Program. Homestead is applying for grant funding from both to support the
City's Child Abuse Innovative Response.
The City's Child Abuse Innovative Response program will plan, manage and allocate
appropriate resources and encourage information sharing amongst agencies in order to reduce the
incidence of family violence. As a part of the proposal, the Homestead Police Department will
develop a team of law enforcement and civilian personnel who will be housed together within
the local police department, responding to family violence calls as a team, obtaining and sharing
information related to the family and the abuse, developing a plan of action with the family in
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The community response team is unique in that they do not stop at investigating cases of
family violence and pass the child along; the team becomes a part of the family unit, while the
family becomes a part of fue larger community. This team does not just "refer" families to
support services; they develop the support services within the home and become a critical
component to those support services. The community component is critical in developing a long
term seamless system of care for these families.
As fue Department of Justice considers funding under each the COPS CPD and
Encouraging Innovation: Field-Initiated Grant Programs, we would appreciate your full and fair
consideration of the City of Homestead Police Department's Child Abuse Innovative Response.
Cordially,
David lleana Ros-Lehtinen
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JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IV
WEST VIRGINIA
Mr. Bernard K. Melekian
Director
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WASHINGTON, DC 20510-4802
June 30, 2011
Office of Community Oriented Policing Sevices
U.S. Department of Justice
145 N Street. Northeast
Washington, D.C. 20002-3371
Dear Mr. Melekian,
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405 CAPITOL STREOT, SUITE 508
CHAlllESTON, WV 25301
(304} 347-5372
FAx: (304) 347-5371
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(304)253-9704
FAX: (304) 253--2578
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217 WE.ST KING STREH, SuJTE 307
MARTINSBURG, WV 25401
(304) 262-9285
FAx: (304) 262-9288
I am writing to express my support for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of
Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Program Grant program application number
11841 submitted by the McMechan Police Department in my home State of West Virginia.
As I understand, the funding will be used to hire an additional law enforcement officer
for the polke department, allowing the department to better serve the community. I hope their
application will be given the utmost consideration.
Once again, Mr. Melekian, thank you for considering this request.
helpful in any way I can. Please be in touch if you need anything at all.
Sincerely,

John D. Rockefeller IV
http://rockefe lie r. sen ate .gov
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MAATlN$llURG, WV 25401
(3(14) 262-9285
FAX: {304) 262-9288
I am writing you to express my support for the United States Department of Justice,
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), COPS Hiring Recovery Program
(CHRP) funds application submitted by the City of Martinsburg Police Department in my home
State of West Virginia.
As I understand, the CHRP funding will be used to assist in hiring two police officers to
help serye the rapidly growing population of Martinsburg. I hope their application will be given
the utmost consideration.
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in any way I can. Please be in touch if you need anything at all.
Sincerely,

John D. Rockdeller IV
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June 3, 2009
Actin!CDitlletor .. .. .
Office of Comfuunity services
Unit#! States Dtyarti1l,erit
1100 V erm 6nt4veniie; N()rthwest
Washington, o;c. 20530-0001
Deat'Mr. Quinn,
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405 CAPITOl STREET, SuiTE 508
CHMUSWN, IM/25301
!304) 347--5372
FAX: (304) 347-5371

118 ADAMS STREET, 8UITE301
fAIM10NT, 'M/26554
(304) 367.-{)122
FAX: (304) 367-{)822
.SO_Uit:IEI.lli. SA!lll.!Ji Qff!CE\
220 NORTH KANAWHA STIIEET, SuiTE 1
BECXLEY, WI/ 25801
{304) 253-9704
FAX: (304) 253-2578
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217WEST I<1N6 STREET, SUITE 307
MARTINSBURG, WV 26401
(304) 262-9285
FAX: (304)262-9288
I am writing you to express my support for the United States Department of Justice,
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), COPS Hiring Recovery Program
(CHRP) funds application submitted by the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority in
my home State.
As I understand, the CHRP funding will be used to assist in hiring two police officers for
increased security at Yeager Airport in Charleston. I hope their application will be given the
utmost consideration.
Once again, Mr. Quinn, thank -
anYthing at all
Sincerely,
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John D. Rockefeller IV
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GIRO D. RODRIGUEZ
23RD DISTRICT, TEXAS
2351 RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
PHONE: {202) 225-4511
FAX: (202} 225--2137
1313 S.E. MILITARY DRIVE
SUITE 101
SAN ANTONIO. TX 78214
PHONE: (210) 922-1874
FAX: (210) 923--8447
TOLL-FREE: {865) 915--3493
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Tt;loulie of 3Reprelientatibeli
June 22,2010
Mr. James H. Burch II, Acting Director
Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 Seventh St N.W., Fourth Flom
Washington, D. C. 20531
RE: 2010 COPS GRANT
Dear Director Burch:
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
SUBCOMMlTIEES:
HOMELAND SECURITY
TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND
URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND
RELATED AGENCIES
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS
SUBCOMMITTEES:
HEALTH
DISABILITY ASSISTANCE
AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS
I write in strong support for a grant application by the City of Brackettville.
Brackettville, the county seat of Kinney County, Texas sits along the longest highway in
America, U.S. Highway 90, and is within 40 miles of the United States- Mexico Border.
The highly traveled highways that flow from the border towns through Brackettville,
serve as a corridorfor the illegal drug trafficking cartels.
Unfortunately, a large percentage of the illegal drugs that flow through across the border
remain in this jurisdiction. The City of Brackettville and the Brackettville Police
Department have been taking steps over the past several years to battle ever-increasing
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effect on the citizens of Brackettville, the current economic situation has prevented the
City of Brackettville to adequately address the problem.
Again, I urge you to give this application your strongest consideration. Any assistance
you can render in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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Member of Congress ) d
SAN ANTONIO DISTRICT OFFICE
6363 DEZAVAlA ROAD, Sum 105
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78249
(210) 561-9421 TEL
{210) 561-9442 FAX
DEL RIO DlsTRIGT 0FACI:
209 EAST LOSOYA
DEL RIO, TX 78840
(830)774-5500 Tn
(830) 774-2200 FAX
EAGLE PASS DISTRICT 0FACE
100 SoUTH MONROE
EAGLE PASS, TX 78852
(830) 757--8398 TEL
(830) 752-1893 FAX
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1ST DISTRICT, TF.NNESSH'
EDUCATION AND LABOR
AGRICULTURE
VETERANS' AFFAIRS
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M<)fch4, 2011
Mr. Bernard K. Melekian
Director
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
145 N Street NE
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Melekian:
lam writing to express concern about the availability of funding for methamphetamine lab
cleanup grants in the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services budget. As you may
know, Tennessee is among the hardest-hit states with a methamphetamine crisis, and the clean-
up grants have been imperative for eliminating this hazardous material.
It is my understanding that P.L. 112-4 provides $415,000 towards these grants, yet local law
enforcement agencies in our district are being told no grant money will be made available. I
would appreciate any information you can provide about the status of funding for this program.
I have also heard widely varying degrees of the cost of cleaning a lab. In some press reports,
I have seen states that have an average cost of $550 to clean a meth lab, and in other reports, I
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question the complexity of the clean-up at individuals sites depends on the extent of the clean-up
required, it surprises me that average awards in different states would vary so widely. So I
would like to know whether there are any guidelines or criteria for these grants that affect the
size of these. awards.
I am keenly aware of the budget challenges that even the most worthwhile of programs will
face because of necessary spending cuts, but it seems as if the meth lab cleanup program has
been fortunate enough to maintain the current funding levels. It is unclear to me why the meth
cleanup program specifically cannot continue if Congress has not cut funding for that program.
Again, any clarity you cim provide on this situation would be greatly appreciated. Please do not
hesitate to contact my office at 202-225-6356 should you have any additional questions. Thank
you in advance for your consideration of my request.
KINGSPORT HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER
205 REVERE STREET
KINGSPORT, TN 37660
MAiliNG AODRESS:
POST OFfiCE Box 172.8
PHONE: 423-247-8161
FAX: 423-2:47-0119
Sincerely,
David P Roe
Member of Congress
WASHINGTON
419 CANNON HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
PHONE: 202-225-6356
FAX: 202-225--5714
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ON THE CAMPUS OF WALTERS STATE
1609 COLLEGE PARK DRIVE, SUITE <I
MORRISTOWN, TN 37813
PHONE: 423-254-1400
FAX: 423-254-1403
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DAVID P. ROE
1ST DISTRICT, TENNESSEE
EDUCATION AND LABOR
AGRICULTURE
VETERANS' AFFAIRS
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Mr. Ronald Weich
Acting Assistant Attomey
for Office of Legislative Affairs
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest
Suite 1145
Washington, DC 20530-0009
Dear Mr. Weich,
March 4, 2010
I am writing to express my enthusiastic support for the Elizabethton Police Department's
application for a COPS Hiring Recovery Program Grant. I am enclosing a copy of their
application for your ready reference. I am confident this funding will greatly benefit the
residents of Carter County.
The Elizabethton Police Department has 38 sworn officers, and they serve a population of
COUNTIES:
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COCKE
GllEHlE
HAM!!LEN
HANCOCK
HAW);;IN$
JEFFERSON
JOHNSON
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various areas such as education and community initiatives along with adding a School Resource
Officer at the local Junior High School. Their Department is committed to strengthening the
community and P<?lice relationship and their current plan will evolve and expand even more over
time.
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The proposed three-year budget for an additional School Resource Ofticer is $136,747.
The Elizabethton city School System is committed to funding the SRO after the initial three-year
period funded by the grant.
I appreciate your attention to this matter and hope you will give this application every
consideration. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
KINGSPOflT HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER
205 REVERE STREET
KINGSPORT, TN 37661)
MAlUNG ADDRESS:
POST OFFICE BOX 1728
423--247---EHll
FAX: 423---247--Q119
Sincerely,_
David P. Roe
Member of Congress TN-01
WASHINGTOJ\1
419 CANNON HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
202-225--{;356
FAX: 202-225-5714
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ON THE CAMPUS OFWALTE;f\S STATE
1609 COll-EGE PAflK DRIVE, SUITE 4
MoRRISTOWN, TN 37813
PHooE: 423--254-1400
FAX: 423--254-1403
DAVID P. ROE
1ST 0JSTfUCT, TENNESSEE
EDUCATION AND LABOR
AGR!CUl TURE
VETERANS' AFFAIRS
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Ms. Nakisha Arthur
Grant Program Specialist
U.S. DepartmentpfJustice
COPS Office
II 00 Vermont Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Ms. Arthur,
June 10, 2009
I am writing to express my enthusiastic support for White Pine Police Department's
application for a COPS Hiring Recovery Program grant. Their EIN number is 626010883 and
attached is a copy of their application. I am confident this funding will greatly benefit the
residents of Jefferson County.
The White Pine Police Department employs eight certified police officers, and they are
requesting funding to hire two new officers. This additional staff would allow them to engage in
COUNTIES:
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COCKE
GREENE
HAMSLEN
HANCOCK
HAWKINS
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able to initiate new programs and ensure better officer safety.
The proposed budget for this project is $234,898 which will cover the salary and benefits
for two additional officers.
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I appreciate your attention to this matter and hope you will give this application every
consideration. don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
DPR/sh
ON THE CAMPUS OF NOilTHEAST STATE
2425 HIGHWAY 75
BlOUNTVIllE, TN 37617
MAILING ADDRESS:
PosT OFFICE BOX 1 t76
PHONE; 423-354--0144
fAx: 423-354--<1119
Sincerely,
DavidP. Roe
Member of Congress TN-01
WAStlii\IQTON
419 CANNON HoUSE BUilDING
WAStiiNGTON, DC 20515 ,
PtiDNE! 202-225--6358
fAX; 202-225--5714
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1609 COLLEGE PARK DRIVE, SUIT 4
MORRISTOWN, TN 37813
PHONE: 423-254-1400
FMc 423--254-1403
DAVID P. ROE
1ST O!STU!CT, TENNESSE!::
EDUCATION AND LABOR
AGR!CUL TURE
VETERANS' AFFAIRS
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Ms. Nakisha Arthur
Grant Program Specialist
U. S. Department of Justice
COPS Office
II 00 Vermont Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Ms. Arthur,
June 12, 2009
I am writing to express my enthusiastic support for the City of Kingsport's application for
a COPS Hiring Recovery Program Grant. Their EIN number is 62-6000323 and attached is a
copy of their request. I am confident this funding will greatly benefit the residents of Sullivan
County.
The City of Kingsport is requesting funding to hire six new officers and rehire one frozen
position. Their community policing efforts have focused primarily on housing project areas, but
COUNTIES:
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COCKE
GAEF.NE
HAMill EN
HANCOCK
HAWKINS
JOHNSON
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they httVe a strong desireio expand tlteirdfortstol.Hfollliilunityana aepiiitilleii:t
They plan to integrate a department wide strategy of community policing, and this will work
hand in hand with new site development.
They are requesting $1,095,514 in grant money, which is the total budget for three years
for seven additional positions.
I appreciate your attention to this matter and hope you will give this application every
consideration. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
DPR/sh
ON THE CAMPIJS OF NOfHHEAST STATE
2425 H1GIIWAY7!i
BLOUNTVILLE, TN 37617
MAIUNG AODREaS:
Box 1176
PHONE: 423-354-0144
FAX: 423--354-0119
Sincerely,
David P. Roe
Member of Congress TN-01
WASHINGTON
419 CANNON HOIJSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASitiNGTON, DC 20515
PHONE: 202-225-6356
FAX: 202-226--5714
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ON TliE CAMPUS OF WAt TEAS STillE
1609 CoLLEGE PARK DRIVE,SUITE 4
MoRRISTOWN, TN 37813
PHONE: 423-254-1400
FAX: 423-254-1403
HAROLD ROGERS PLEASE RESPOND TO:
5TH DISTRiCT, KfNTUCKY
WASHINGTON OfFICE
COMMITIEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
0 2405 RAYBURN HOUSE OffiCE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, 0C 20515-1705
CHAIRMAN
ltongrc.s.s of the mnitcd
'lllousc of 'JRcprcscntatiocs
20515-1705
June 30, 2011
U.S Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
A T1N: Bernard K. Melekian, Director
145 N Street NE
Washington, DC 20530
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RE: Funding Support for the City of Coal Run Village in Pike County, Kentucky
Dear Mr. Melekian,
(102) 225--4601
DISTRICT OHICES;
551 Cl!FTY STREET
SOMERSET, KY 42503
(606) OR
1-800--G32B588
501 MAIN STREET
HAZARD, KY 41701
16061 439-0794
110 RESOURCE COURT
SUITE A
PRESTONSBURG, KY 41653
(606) Bll6--{l844
I am writing to urge your funding support for the COPS Hiring Program application from
the City of Coal Run Village in Pike County, Kentucky to enable this rural police force to
hire one officer.
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City of Coal Run, the city is experiencing unprecedented growth, traffic and crime.
Recent Highway Safety reports more than 30,000 vehicles traveling through Coal Run
every day and noted the deadliest stretch of U.S. 23 was in Pike County. In addition to
increased traffic concerns, the city has also experienced an increase in prescription drug
abuse related to the Florida Pill Pipeline flowing to southern and eastern Kentucky as
noted in national media reports. With prime business locations along U.S. 23, the city's
four-officer police department has also been inundated with emergency calls regarding
burglary and shoplifting. The Coal Run Police Department desperately needs an
additional officer to better protect and serve the City of Coal Run.
Thank you in advance for understanding the urgent need for funding support for an
additional officer for the police department serving the City of Coal Run ..
Sincerely,
Harold Rogers .
. ember of Congress.
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HAROLD ROGERS
li111 DiSTRICT, KENTUCKY
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
RANKING. MEMBER
SUBCOMMinEE ON THE DEPARTMENT OF
HOMELAND SECURITY
SUBCOMMinEE ON DEfENSE
(tongress of the tlnitcd
'!ltousc of 'Rcprc.srntatiocs
ill!lashington, i>lt 20515-1705
Timothy Quinn, Acting Director
Community Oriented Policing Services
II 00 Vermont Avenue NW, I Oth Floor
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn:
May 15,2009
PLEASE RESPOND TO:
WASfUNGTON OFFICE:
0 2400 RAYBURN !-lOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 2051!>- 1105
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(202) 225--oi&J\
DISTRICT OFFICES:
CliFTY STRHT
SOMERSET. KY 425<11
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601 MAlN STREET
HAZAAO,KY41701
!606) 439-0/!14
110 RESOURCE COURT
SUITE A
PRESTONSBURG, KY 41653

I write with the strongest possible endorsement of the grant application recently submitted by the
Menifee County Sheriff's Department (MCSD, ORI#: KY08300; DUNS#: 800201514) for funding
under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (COPS-CHRP-2009-1). As you are no doubt aware, the
downturn in the economy has been particularly devastating for state and local officials trying to stretch
shrinking budgets further- and the law enforcement community is no exception. Because crime rates
tend to increase in times of economic duress, it is more important now than ever to enswe that our
local police forces are well-staffed and well-equipped to meet the challenges of the day.
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large urban areas. Menifee County currently holds the highest unemployment rate in the state (18.9%),
and between 22% and 29% of residents live at or below the poverty line. The sad reality is that
conditions such as these often breed other problems, inciuding illegal drug and criminal activity, and
the MCSD has always led the charge to keep the public safe. In 2008, while serving a population of
6,744, MCSD responded to 2 aggravated assaults, 79 burglaries, 23 larcenies and one motor vehicle
theft. Perhaps even more importantly, MCSD has been extremely engaged in the ongoing battle
against drug abuse in Eastern Kentucky.
Despite this good work, in the past 2 years, the MCSD police force has been halved, putting additional
stress on the sheriff and his deputies. The 2003 Kentucky Sheriff of the Year, Rodney Coffey, has
sought to maximize the footprint of his dwindling force- forging vital partnerships with local anti-
drug groups, news organizations, the Kentucky State Police and other such establishment, but these
partnerships cannot replace boots on the ground. The requested grant funding will enable the Sheriffs
Department to rehire 3 well-trained officers who were laid off because of cuts to state and local
budgets, in complete concert with the goals set forth of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
I encourage you to take all of this into consideration during the evaluation process, and offer my
strongest support for MCSD's application.
HAROLD ROGERS
5TH DISTRICT, KENTUCKY
COMMITIEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
RANKING MEMBER
$l)BCOMMITUi ON THE" DfPAilTMHH Of
IIOMELAND SECURITY
SUBCOMMiffiE ON OEFfNSE
Q:on11ress of the tlnitro
iA.ou.sc of 'Rcprc.scntatiuc.s
:BQ:: 205!5-J 705
June 5, 2009
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Conununity Oriented Policing Services
II 00 V ennont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
RE: CFDA # 16.71 0; COP-CHRP-2009-1
Applicant Identifier: KY024ZZ
Dear Sir/Madam:
PLEASE TO;
WASHINGTON OffiCE:
0 2400 RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BU!LlJING
WASfHNGTON, DC 20515--170\'i
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(102) w>--4601
DISTRICT OFFICES:
551 CLIFTY STREET
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001 MAIN STREET
HAZARO, KY 41701
(600)439-{1794
11 0 RESOURCE COURT
SUITE A
PftfSTONSBURO, KY 41653
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Please allow me the opportunity to offer support of the COPS Grant application
submitted by the City of

It is my understanding that the City of Coal Run Village is applying for I CHRP
sworn officer position.
The City of Coal Run Village lies in the commercial hub of Pike County and has
230 businesses located within the city limits .. The main corridor ofU .S. 23 with a high
volume of traffic runs right through the City. The City often receives'requests from Ky.
State Police for assistance to respond to accidents. The addition of a second sworn
officer to the Coal Run Police Department will greatly allow the expansion and
enhancement of conununity policing;
I strongly feel the need is great for additional resources through a COPS Grant to
serve the citizens of Coal Run Village. I would like to thank you in advance for your
time and attention to this application.
Sincerely,
f::f-JL
HAROLD ROGERS
Member of Congress
MIKE ROGERS
8Til DISTRICT, MICHIGAN
133 CANNON HoUSE OFFICE BUilDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
(202) 225--4872
(202) 225--5820 FAX
1000 WEST ST. JosEPH
SunE 300
LANSING, MJ48915
(517) 702-8000
QConyre11 of tbe mlniteb
il!,louie of 31\epteitntatibei
Mluzbington, 11:1(1[ 20515-2208
(517) 702-8642 FAX
(877) 333--MIKE TOLVFREE
Director Bernard K. Melekian
U.S. Department of Justice
June II, 2010
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1 I 00 Vermont Avenue Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
To Whom lt May Concern:
COMMIITES:
f'ERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON
INTELliGENCE
ENERGY AND COMMERCE
SUBCOMMITTEES:
HEALnt
CoMMUNICATIONS, TECHNOLOGY,
fiND THE INTERNET
I would like to take this opportunity to express my support for the Ingham County
Sheriff's Office located in Mason, Michigan as they submit a grant application to obtain funding
from the Department of Justice under the Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring
Recovery Program (COPS). The purpose of the application is to recover a third of the patrol
officers in order to better police Ingham County. Grant funds would enable the Sheriff's Office to
provide better law enforcement services in order to better serve the community.
Currently, the Ingham County Sheriff's Office has cut 37 positions. Through the use of
the COPS Program, Ingham County will be able to rehire these officers and provide greater
public safety to the peopleofthecounty. These !undswi!J __
wlffi1iilhe'vafi0ustownsnips ofthe-coul11}<and to enc!>urage them to be.problem
solvers. It is important that the Ingham County Sheriff's Office be an effective law enforcement
agency that can accomplish its community policing philosophy and serve the people of Ingham
County. As the community changes, COPS funding will allow the Ingham County Sheriff's
Office to be a more effective agency in providing essential services and greater safety to the
people they have sworn to protect.
Therefore, it is a pleasure to recommend this grant proposal for your review. If I can
provide any further information, please do not hesitate to contact my Lansing District Office at
(517) 702-8000, or via fax at (517) 702-8642. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful
consideration of the applicant.
Sincerely,
Mike Rogers
Member of Congress
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3RD DISTRICT, AlABAMA
324 CANNON HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515--0103
PHONE: (202) 225--3251
FAx: (202) 22&--8485
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of ]l\cptt'cntatibt'
Wllalibington, tii<!C 20515-0103
The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
Robert F. Kennedy Building
June 21,2010
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. w., Room 5111
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General:
HOMElAND SECURITY COMMITTEE
MANAGEMENT,INVESTIGATIONS, AND
OvERSIGHT
RANKING MEMBER
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS, PREPAREDNESS,
AND RESPONSE
ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE
READINESS
STRATEGIC FORCES
AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
CONSERVATION, CREDIT, ENERGY, AND RESEARCH
LIVESTOCK, DAIRY, AND POULTRY
I enthusiastically endorse the application for a FY 201.0 COPS Hiring Program grant, CFDA #
16.710, submitted by Alabama Department of Public Safety (ADPS), ORI # ALAST03. The
application is for funding to hire 38 new troopers. The funding will enable ADPS to increase
and enhance the community policing activities that are already in operation.
I respectfully request that you give this application your most thoughtful and serious
Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. I look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely,
cf.if&'-
Member of Congress
MR: ld
cc: Ms. Dee Neihardt
Grants Administrator
1129 NOBlE SWEET
104 fEDERAL BUILDING
ANNISTON, ALABAMA 36201
PHONE: (256) 236--5655
FAX: (256) 237-9203
Alabama Department of Public Safety
PO Box 1511
Montgomery, Alabama 36102-1511
1819 PEPPEREll PARKWAY
Surrr: 203
OrEUK.A, ALABAMA 36801
PHONE (334) 745-6221
FAX: (334) 742--0109
7550 HALCYON SUMMIT DRIVE
MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA 36117
PHONE: (334) 277--4210
FAX: (334} 277--4257
MIKE ROGERS
3RD DISTRICT, AlABAMA
324 CANNON HouSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515-0103
PHONE: 1202) 225-3261
FAX: (202) 226-8485
www.house.gov/mike-rogers
Mr. Bernard Melekian
Grant Director
((ongreS'S' of tbe
of l\epresentatil.les
Malibington, :IBfiC 20515-0103
June 9, 2011
Department of Justice, Office of Cops
145N StNE
Washington, D.C. 20002
Dear Mr. Melekian:
HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE
MANAGEMENT, INVESTIGATIONS, AND
OVERSIGHT
RANKING MEMBER
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS, PREPAREDNESS,
AND RESPONSE
ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE
READINESS
STRATEGIC FoRCES
AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
CONSERVATION, CREDIT, ENERGY, AND RJ:SEARCH
liVESTOCK, DAIRY, AND POULTRY
I enthusiastically endorse the application for a Public Safety Partnership and Community
Policing Grant, CFDA # 16.710, submitted by the Alexander City Police Department, DUNS#
124100574. The application is for the hiring of two additional Police Officers t(,l be used to
improve Community partnerships in the area. The total cost of this request is $314,066.00.
I respectfully request you give this grant application your most thoughtful and serious
consideration. If you need additional information, please contact Cheryl Cunningham at (334)
- .. .. williaresponse-to--me-af ...my
Opelika,pf,fice; .1819 Pepperell Parkway, Suite 203, Opelika, Alabama 36801.
. r? .. ,
Thank you for yot\r time and attention to this matter. I look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely,
.. , ..
Mike Rogersf:!::J' ,
Member of Congress
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Cc;, Alexander City Police Department ,
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1129 NOBLE STREET
104 fEDERAl. BUILDING
ANNISTON, AlABAMA 36201
PHONE: (256) 236---5655
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MONTGOMERY, AlAOAMA 36.117
PHONE: (334) 277--4210
FAX: (334) 277--4257
MIKE ROGERS
3RD DISTRICT, ALABAMA
324 CANNON HOUSE OfFICE BUilDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515--0103
PHONE: (202) 225-3261
FAX: {202) 225-8485
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August 25, 2011
Mr. Bernard K. Melekian, Director
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
145NStNE
Washington, D.C. 20002
Dear Director Melekian:
HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE
MANAGEMENT, INVESTIGATIONS, AND
OVERSIGHT
RANKING MEMBER
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS, PREPAREDNESS,
AND RESPONSE
ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE
READINESS
STRATEGIC fORCES
AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
CONSERVATION, CREDIT, ENERGY, AND RESEARCH
LIVESTOCK, DAIRY, AND POULTRY
I enthusiastically endorse the application from the Valley Police Department for the Cops Hiring
Program grant, Duns# 139440718, ORI# AL01204 in the amount of$106,794.00.
The application, when funded, will be used to hire one full time career law enforcement officer
for three yt;ars.
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I respectful)y request you give this grant application your most thoughtful and serious

/'45-6221.
I would appreciate you acknowledging receipt of this letter with a response to rhe at my Opelika
office at 1819 Pepperell Parkway, Suite 203, Opelika, Alabama 36801.
Thank you for your time and attention. I look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely,
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pc: ChkfThomas A. Weldon
P6Box 186
25 James Drive
Valley, Alabama 36854-0186
1129 NOBLE STREET
104 fEDERAL BUILDING
ANNISTON, ALABAMA 36201
PHONE; (256) 236-5655
FAX: (256) 237-9203
Member of Congress
1819 PEPPEREll PARKWAY
SUITE 203
0PEUKA, ALABAMA 36801
PHONE: (334) 745-6221
FAX: {334) 742-0109
7550 HALCYON SUMMIT Dll!VE
MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA 36117
PHONE: (334) 277--4210
FAX: (334) 277--4257
MIKE ROGERS
3RO DISTniCT, ALABAMA
324 CANNON HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515--0103
PHONE: (202) 225-3261
FAx: (202) 226--8485
www.mikc-rogers.house.gov/
Mr. Andrew A. Dorr
Ql:ongres's' of tbe Wnfteb
:l!)ourse of l\eprersentatibe%
Qal.lbin{!ton, JDQC 20515-0103
November 18, 201 1
Assistant Director for Grants Administration
U.S. Department of Justice
Office Of Community Oriented Policing Services
145 N Street, Ne
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Mr. Dorr:
HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE
TRANSPORTATION SECURITY SUBCOMMITTEE
CHAIRMAN
BORDER AND MARITIME SECURITY
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ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE
READINESS SUBCOMMITTEE
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I enthusiastically endorse the grant application for the COPS Hiring Program (CHP) grant
application, OR! #AL058!2, grant #!0878287, submitted by Police Chief, James D. Downing,
Argo Po)ice It is my understanding from Chief Downing that they have applied for
the CHP; grant.for 3 years and were turned down each year. They have been forced to make
significant:cuts.(o their "police; force due to their lack of funding .
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1 tln's-gTirncappttcaltonyour 1r1osr
consideration. If you need additional information, please contact Mrs. Dana George, in my
Anniston office at (256) 236-5655, or feel free to call Chief Downing, at (205) 352-2135.
I would appreciate your acknowledging receipt of this letter with a response to my Anniston
District Office at l 04 Federal Building, 1129 Noble Street, Anniston, Alabama 3620 I.
Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. I look forward to hearing from you.
MR:dg
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1129 NOBLE STREET
104 fEDERAL BUILDING
ANNISTON, ALAaAMA36201
PHoNE: !256) 236-5655
FAX: (256) 237-9203
Sincerely,

Mike Rogers&'
Member of Congress
1619 PEPPERELL PARKWAY
SUITE 203
OPELIKA, AlABAMA 36801
PHONE: (334) 745--6221
fAX: (334)742-0109
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7550 HALCYON SUMMIT DRIVE
MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA 36117
PHONE: (334)277--4210
FAX: {334)277--4257
MIKE ROGERS
3RO DtSTRtCT, ALABAMA
324 CANNON HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515--0103
PHONE: (202) 225-3261
FAX: (202) 226-8485
www.house.gov/mike-rogers
Director
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Mtll!.ibington, i.BI!r 20515-0103
Aprill7, 2009
U.S. Department of Justice (US DOJ)
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
1100 Ve1mont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Director:
HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE
MANAGEMENT, INVESTIGATIONS, AND
OVERSIGHT
RANKING MEMBER
BoRDER, MARITIMF. AND GL08AL
COUNTIORTE;AAOfltSM
ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE
READINESS
STRATEGIC FORCES
AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
CONSERVATION, CREDIT, ENERGY, AND RESEARCH
lNESTOCK, DAIRY, AND POULTRY
I enthusiastically endorse the application for a COPS Hiring Recovery Program grant submitted
by the Alabama Department of Public Safety. The submitted application is for grant funding in
the amount of $19,493,700 to hire I 00 state troopers. Alabama's "Take Back Our Highways
Program" has reduced traffic fatalities in Alabama by 18%. If awarded, the additional 100
troopers, over the current workforce, would have an even greater benefit.
I respectfully request that you give this grant application your most thoughtful and serious
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Liz Decker in my Anniston District Office.
Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. I look forward to hearing from you.
MR:ld
1129 NOBLE SmCET
104 FEDERAL BU!lOING
ANNISTON, AtABIIMA 36201
PHONE: (256) 23&-5655
FAX: {256)237-9203
Sincerely,

Mike Rogersf:!::}' .
Member of Congress
1819 PARKWAY
Sum::20J
0PEUKA, AI.AMMA 3680 I
(334) 745-6221
FAX: (334) 742-{)109
7550 HAlCYON SUMMIT DRIVE
MONTGOMERY, AlABAMA 36117
PHONE: {334) 277-4210
FAx: {334) 277-4257
MIKE ROGERS
3RO DISTRICT, ALABAMA
324 CANNON HOUSE OFfiCE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515--0103
PHONE: {202) 225-3261
FAx: (202) 228-8485

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Ms. Sarah Matz
Congressional Affairs Specialist
U.S. Department of Justice '
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street, NW, Room 6307
Washington, D.C. 20531
Dear Ms. Matz:
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READINESS
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I enthusiastically support the application for a Department of Justice COPS Grant (CHRP)
submitted by the Jacksonville State University Police Department (AL110800) which was
submitted on April14, 2009.
Currently the Jacksonville State University Police Department (JSU PD) has 14 sworn law
enforcement officers. According to the latest FBI recommended statistics, the University should

would hire three additional full-time law enforcement officers to help increase the number of
officers providing law enforcement services to the campus community. The University will
retain the grant positions at the conclusion of the grant term.
Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,
dt!t$,
Member of Congress
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Jacksonville State University Police Department
1129 NOBlE STAEET
104 BuiLDING
ANNISTON, ALABAMA ;JS20 1
(2561236---5655
FAX: !2561
700 Pelham Road, North
Jacksonville, AL 36265
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SUITE 203
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PHONE: (3341.745----6221
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7550 HAlGYON SuMMIT DAIVE
MONTGOMAY, AlABAMA 36117
PHONE: (3341277-4210
fAX:. (334) 277-4257
MIKE ROGERS
3HD DISTRICT, AtABAMA
324 CANNON HoUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515--0103
PHONE: (202) 225-3261
FAx: \202) 226--8485
www.house.gov/mike-rogers
Director
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July 14, 2009
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Director:
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HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE
EMERGENCY CDMMUNICA110NS,
PAEPAI\EDNESS, AND RESPONSE
RANKING MEMBER
BORDER, MARITIME AND GLOBAL
COUNTERTERRORISM
ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE
READINESS
OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS
AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
CONSERVATION, CREDIT. ENERGY, AND RESEARCH
liVESTOCK, DAIRY, AND POULTRY
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I enthusiastically endorse am writing regarding the grant application for the COPS Hiring
Recovery Program submitted by the Clay County Sheriffs Office, DUNS# 1453487598. They
need to hire three new law enforcement officers.
I respectfully request that you give this grant application your thoughtful and serious
consideration. If you need additional iuformation, please contact Lt. Rick Bickerstaff, at 256-
618-1601.
I would appreciate your acknowledged receipt of this letter with a written response to my
Anniston District Office at 104 Federal Building, 1129 Noble Street, Anniston, Alabama, 36201.
Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. I look forward to hearing from you.
MR:ld
1129 NOBLE STREET
104 fEOEMl DUilOING
ANNISTON, AlABAMA 36201 .
PHONE: (256) 236--5655 '' ' .. :
FAX: {256) 237-9203 .
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Mike Rogersf:!:}''
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OPEliKA, ALAaAMA 36801
PHONE: {334)74JHi221
FAX: {334) 742-0109
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MONTGOMERY, AlABAMA 36117
PHONE: j334) 277--4210
FAX: (334) 277-4257
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ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN
lBTH DISTRICT, FLORIDA
June 24, 2011
Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
145 N Street NE
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Melekian:
PLEASE RESPOND TO;
2206 RAYilUHN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515-0918
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DISTRICT OFFICE:
4960 SW 72 AVENUE
SunE 208
MIAMI, FL 33155
(305) 668---2285
FAX: (305} 668-5970
MONROE COUNTY:
(305) 304-7789
MIAMI BEACH AREAS:
(305) 934-9441
lam writing to.express my support for the City of South Miami's application to the COPS Hiring
Program (CJ:IP) .grant through the Department of Justice. The city intends to use the grant funding to hire
two officers.
A recent study showed that the City of South Miami's Police Department (SMPD) should have
seventy-five officers on duty. Currently, the city is operating with fifty officers. The measurement used
for staffing ill the Jlast was astatic populationofll,OQOresidents. The
lsover)OO,OOOperday, via us r (SR5f,'},{etrorail trains, and Sufiset Drive. (SR 969). These transient
populations commit crimes and are victims of crimes, including hit and runs, robbery, burglary, theft,
aggravated assault, assault, battery, aggravated battery, rape, homicide, traffic homicide, road rage, DUI,
and more. The addition of officers is necessary to help mitigate these crimes.
Once again, I would like to give my support to the City of South Miami's grant request. Within
all applicable rules and regulations, I urge that you give their application full considemtion. Thank you for
your attention to this matter.
IRL:gv
CC: Orlando Martinez De Castro
Chief of Police
City.ofSouth Miami
6130 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Member of Congress
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Director Bernard K. Melekian
United State Department of Justice
July 16, 2010
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont N.W.
Washington, DE 20530
Dear Director Melekian,
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At a time when communities are demal}dS OJ) their P.olicedepartments for
safe schools, parks,,and neighborJ:ioods, finci strugg1jng toP,riJVjde
the financiitl wherewiiha) t\l oflhe' ' .. '.'
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This community of over 22,009 has co11:1e to a responsive, proactive police
deparlment. Over the pas.t3 decades, this parlicipation
from i.ts citizens in the de.tennination ot coi:ruriuiiity security ri.eec(s, and. .
prioritization ofcdme b:ploratloilsof cointimnitY ..
opportunities, and the ofprogi'a)lls,based on nee<]sand welfare, .
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deficits in the Village of Villa Park budget have required dramatic reductions impacting all its
deparlments, Only because of retirements has thepoJjce. to lay off
Programs '\nd services oyer bsjc'law bee!) ejt!Jer curtailed
qr scaled back. The Tactical Unit has been disbanded, the EduatioriaiUnit(DARE, GREAT,
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CERTS, Ci.tizen Police Academy,,and school progran)) cut back, arid those officers have
been re.tumed to patrol in prder .to mainiain mini,mal patrol functions, . ' .
. Villa Park is an Cp)l)lllunity.Apprp){imately}5% of the dwellings are
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solicit cooperation, compliance, and support for the police mission. Therefore, it is imperative
that all effmis be made to secure funding for additional officers dedicated to these issues.
If this application is fully funded; the addition of two COPS Program officers would
allow the Villa Park Police Department to continue its proactive community policies and
continue on its mission to maintain a safe, secure welfare for the Villa Park residents, schools,
and businesses alike. With COPS officers in place in Villa Park, the department will be able to
reestablish the essential lines of communication and the responsiveness to community needs as
demanded by the relationship between government and the public trust.
With that being said, I strongly support this application and the efforts being made by the
Villa Park Police Department regarding the continuance oftheir community policing efforts.
Furthermore, I would urge the complete funding as requested by Villa Park Police Department
for two COPS officers for the betterment of this community.
Very truly yours,
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Peter J. Roskam
Member of Congress
PETER J. ROSKAM
6TH DISTRICT, )U!NOIS
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Mr. Tim Quinn
Acting Director
U.S. Dept of Justice COPS Office
1100 Vermont Ave. NW
Washington D.C. 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn,
March 31, 2009
I am writing to you in support of the Streamwood Police Department's application for the
COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP).
Tbis grant would offset personnel costs and allow the Streamwood Police Department to
obtain much-needed, additional officers. Officers acquired under CHRP funding would
be directly assigned to permanent, geographic beats in the community thereby increasing
enforcement activities and enhancing crime prevention initiatives.
I applaud Streamwood Police Department's continued proactive approach to law
enforcement and crime prevention and strongly support their application for the Office of
Community Oriented Policing Services' Hiring Recovery Program. Please feel free to
contact me or Brendan Reilly of my staff at (630) 893-9670 if you have any further
questions or concerns.
Very truly yours,
eter J. Roskam
Member of Congress
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WASHINGTON, DC 20515
(202) 225--4561
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Mr. Tim Quinn
Acting Director
U.S. Dept. of Justice COPS Office
II 00 Vermont Ave. NW
Washington D.C. 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn,
March 31, 2009
I am writing to you in support of the Hanover Park Police Department's application for
the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP).
This grant would offset personnel costs and allow the Hanover Park Police Department to
obtain three much-needed, additional officers. The addition of three officers would
increase the size of Hanover Park's Police Department to 57 officers and would ensure
the department has the proper resources to continue protecting the conununity.
I applaud Hanover Park Police Department's continued proactiveapproach to law
enforcement and crime prevention and strongly support their application for the Office of
Community Oriented Policing Services' Hhing Recovery Program. Please feel free to
contact me or Brendan Reilly of my staff at (630) 893-9670 if you have any further
questions or concerns.
Very truly yours,
eter J. Roskam
ember of Congress
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The Honorable Bernard K. Melekian.
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
145 N Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20530
Re: Polk County Sheriff's FYI! COPS Hiring Grant Application
Dear Director Melekian:
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urge you to give it strong consideration for funding.
These new deputies will address the growing problem of methamphetamine and marijuana grow
houses in central Florida. In 2009 and 20 I 0, the Polk County Sherriff's Bureau of Special
Investigations made 60 I individual methamphetamine related arrests, seizing nearly 98,000
grams of ICE Methamphetamine and dismantling 99 labs. Polk County ranked eighth in Florida
for the number of indoor grow sites dismantled in 2008, 6th in 2009 and 7th in 2010. It tied for
5th in the number of outdoor grow sites dismantled in 2008, 13th in 2009 and 23rd in 2010 out of
the 67 Florida Counties. From 2008 through 2010, the Polk County Sheriffs Office reported
I 05 grow houses that were discovered and dismantled, 6,180 plants seized, and 133 individuals
arrested. The estimated value of the plants seized during those three years was approximately
$18,000,000. Even with these tremendous successes, the amount of methamphetamine on the
streets and the number of grow houses in Polk County continue to increase. This grant funding
will be utilized to increase the personnel to effectively identify, apprehend and assist with
prosecuting those responsible for these illegal acts.
I believe the Polk County proposal is a meaningful example of community policing and outreach
that has successful short and long term results. Community policing has allowed the agency to
change patrol operations from traditional random methods to a more advanced and effective
directed patrol methodology. This has enabled patrol supervisors and their officers to actively
engage in proactive problem solving using the agency crime fighting philosophy Proactive
Community Attack on Problems. The philosophy emphasizes crime data analysis, community-
oriented policing, and problem-oriented policing. Rather than reacting, law enforcement efforts
are focused on the systematic collection and analysis of intelligence and statistical data to
determine where and when crime is occurring, increasing law enforcement presence and
formulating crime reduction strategies in identified areas to prevent future crimes.
I believe this application is consistent with the mission of the Office of Community Oriented
Policing Servkes and I urge you to give it full consideration.
Sincerely,
Dennis A. Ross
Member of Congress
MIKE ROSS
FOURTH DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS

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I am writing in support of the City of Fordyce, Arkansas and their efforts to secure
funding through COPS Hiring Program.
Police officers are vital in any community, and rural conununities like those that make
qp my congressional district are finding it harder to retain high quality officers. With this
program the of fordyce will be able to hire another officer to protect the community and
help in preventing crime from happening.
1 fully support the City of Fordyce, Arkansas and their attempt to secure funding through
the COPS Hiring Program, If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Jeff
Weaver, my District Director, at (501) 520-5892 if my office can be of additional assistance to
you.

Mike Ross
Mayor
Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones
HOT SPRINGS
300 E:<;CHANGE STREET
SUITE A
HOT NATIONAl PAR><:, AR 71901
(501) 520--5892
(501)520-5873 fAX
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(870) 536--3376
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fOURTH DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
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May20, 2011
Department of Justice
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing in support of the City of Ashdown, Arkansas and their efforts to secure
funding through COPS Hiring Program.
Police officers are vital in any community, and rural communities like those that make
up my congressional district are finding it harder to retain high quality officers. With this
program the City of Ashdown will be able to hire another officer to protect the community and
help in preventing crime from happening.
I fully support the City of Ashdown, Arkansas and their attempt to secure funding
through the COPS Hiring Program. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact

to you.
Sincerely,

Mike Ross
MR:ss
CC: Mayor McLarty
Little River County Judge Clayton Castleman
Police Chief, Doyle Crouch
HoT SPRINGS
THE FEDERAL BUILDING
100 RESERVE STREET
SUITE 307
HOT SPHINGS NATIONAL PARK, AR 71901
(501) 520-5892
{501) 520-5873 FAX
PINE BLUFF
GEORGE HOWARD JR. FEDERAL BUILDING
100 EAST 8TH AVENUE
ROOM 2521
PINE BLUFF, AR 71601
(870) 536-3376
(870) 536-4058 FAX
ELDoRADO
UNION COUNTY COURTHOUSE
101 NORTH WASHINGTON
SUITE 406
Et DORADO, AR 71730
(870)881-0681
{870) 881-0683 FAX
PRESCOTT
221 WEsT MAIN STREET
PRESCOTT, AR 71857
(870) 887-6787
(870) 887-6799 FAX
MIKE ROSS
FoURTH DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
WASHINGTON
2436 RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
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(202) 225-3772
{202) 225-1314 FAX
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Mr. Andrew A. Dorr
QCongress of tbe Wniteb
of l.\epteiSentatibeiS
November 21, 2011
Assistant Director for Grants Administration
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
145 N Street, NE
Washlngton, DC 20530
RE: Magnolia, Arkansas COPS Hiring Program Grant
Dear Mr. Dorr,
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON
ENERGY AND COMMERCE
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I am writing in support of the City of Magnolia, Arkansas and the Magnolia Police
Department and their application for the COPS Hiring Program Grant. This grant will provide
the City of Magnolia and the Magnolia Police Department the monetary aid they need to
implement the addition of much needed officers in Magnolia, Arkansas.
I understand that Magnolia's CHP funding request has not been denied; however, it does
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encourage you to consider the City of Magnolia and the Magnolia Police Department for a CHP
grant award. The addition of these much needed officers to the Magnolia Police Department will
help ensure that the City of Magnolia, Arkansas continues to meet tl1e needs of its community
through protecting and servings its citizens.
While I know funding is limited, I am hopeful that you will give the City of Magnolia
and the Magnolia Police Department your full consideration when reviewing its application.
Please do not hesitate to contact Jeff Weaver, my District Director, at (501) 520-5892 with any
questions you have regarding this matter.
MR:ds
CC: Mayor Parnell Vann
HoT SPRINGS
THE fEDERAL BUILDING
100 RESERVE STREET
SUITE 307
HoT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, AR 71901
(501) 52D-5892
{501}520--5873 FAX
PINE BLUFF
GEORGE HoWARD JR. FEDERAL BUILDING
100 EAsT 8TH AveNue
ROOM 2521
PINE BLUFF, AR 71601
(870) 53'6-3376
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ELDORADO
UNION COUNTY COURTHOUSE
101 NoRTH WASHINGTON
SUITE 406
EL DORADO, AR 71736
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(870}881-0683 FAX
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FOURTH DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
HOUSE COMMI'I'Il"E ON
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SuacoMMmEEs:
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WASHINGTON
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WASHINGTON, DC 20515
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April 23, 2009
U.S. DepartmentofJustice
Oriented Policing Services
: .Tim Quinn, Actiiig Director
950 Pen])sylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Director Quinn,
I am writing on behalf of the Nashville, Arkansas Police Department aud their application for
funding through the Community Oriented Policing Services Grant Program with the Department of
Justice.
Nashville Police Department is committed to the belief that community policing is a
partnership between the department aud the people they serve, as well as local government agencies,
schools, private businesses aud community groups. To better serve the community, they piau to focus
on developing leadership within the department that will emphasize and strengthen their dedication to
Community Policing. The Department will train officers to be community oriented aud the officers
will be expected to lead by example. Finally, they will develop methods to encourage aud reward
gennine problem solving techniques, through officer training, evaluations, and community awards.
Through computer enhanced central communications, the officers will categorize problems
aud will be able to focus on immediate problem solving techniques in a systematic approach.
Problems will first be identified, giving attention to auy underlying issues that may have initiated the
problem, and an evaluation will determine the outcoDJe. The goal of the Nashville Police Department
is to work with the people they serve and include them as a part of the department itself. The
Department is conunitted to making their agency as au accessible and approachable community
resource.
While I know funding is limited, I am hopeful you will give the Nashville Police
Department's grant application your full consideration. Please do not hesitate to contact T.J. Lee,
Director of Grants aud Special Projects, at (202) 225-3772 with any questions you have regarding this
matter.
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HoT SPRINGS Pnt:SCOTT
300 EXCHANGE SiAEET
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STEVEN A. ROTHMAN
9TH DISTRICT, NEW JERSEY
2303 RAYBURN HOUSE OFfiCE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
{202) 225--5061
FAX (202) 225--5851
DISTRICT OFFICES:
25 MAIN STREET
Courn PLAZA
HACKENSACK, NJ 07601 7089
(201) 646-0808
FAX {201) 646-19<14
130 CENTRAL AVENUE
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July 27,2010
Mr. Bernard K. Melekian, Director
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Attention: Secure Our Schools
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
RE: Rutherford COPS Secure Our Schools Grant
Dear Mr. Melekian:
COMMITfEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
ON DEFENSE
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fOREIGN OPEilAnDNS #10
RELATED PROGRAMS
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INVEST!GfiTIONS AND OVERSIGHT
WEBSITE AND E-MAIL ACCESS:
http://www.house.gov/rothman
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter in support of the Rutherford Police
Department as they apply for funding through the COPS Secure Our Schools 2010 grant
program.
The $97,014 grant requested by the Rutherford Police Department will be used to
purchase and install upgrades to the school district's security system which would include
'mini dome cameras, digital camera recorders, and power for five schools. Union
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include motion detectors, door contacts, and keypads in the pool area of the hilh scl10oC .
The Borough of Rutherford has a population of approximately 17,454 and a student
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population of nearly 2,500.The local public schools are largely used by students as well
as community groups such as the YMCA, the Recreation Department, and the adult
school. In recent years, a growing number of commtmity members have been using the
school facilities. On a nightly basis there are approximately two htmdred people in the
schools. The rising level of use i.ri. these facilities increases the need for an enhanced.
security system. Additionally, accordingto the latest crime report from the Borough of
Rutherford, property crime rates have increased by nearly 58% since 2005. Additionally,
there have been a rising number of thefts in the area. Rutherford's geographic location in
the greater-New York City metropolitan area and the wide array of critical infrastructure
running through the town have contributed to an increased likelihood of such activity.
The new security system will increase safety at the schools, deter juvenile delinquency,
and keep the school secure during after school hours.
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The Rutherford Public Schools arc an integral part of this diverse and active corrummity
and it is with great pleasure that I support the Rutherford Police Department as they
request funding for the purchase of an upgraded security system. Should you have any
questions of concerns, please feel free to contact my Deputy New Jersey Director,
Matthew Rose, in my Hackensack district office at 201-646-0808.
Member of Congress
STEVEN R. ROTHMAN
9TH N!OW JERSEY
2303 RAYIJURN HoUSF OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
(202) 225-5061
FAX (202) 225-5851
DISTRICT OFFICES:
25 MAIN STREET
COURT PlAZA
HACKENSACK, NJ 07601-7089
{201)646-0808
FAX (201) 646--1944
130 CENTRAL AVENU(
JERSEY CilY, NJ 07306-2118
(201) 798--1366
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Mr. Timothy Quinn, Acting Director
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
1100 Vermont A venue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
RE: Ridgefield COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP)
Dear Mr. Quinn:
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WEBSITE AND EMAIL ACCESS:
http:liwww.house.gov/ro!hman
It is with great pleasure that 1 write this letter in support ofthe Ridgefield Police Department as
they apply for funding through the COPS Hiring Program. The grant requested by the Ridgefield
Police Department will be used to hire two new police officers. The funding is much needed and
critical to the peace and prosperity of Ridgefield.
Ridgefield has a population of over 10,000 citizens and is located in close proximity to New York
City. The composition of Ridgefield is rapidly changing, with the area becoming more densely
populated and diverse. Over the past two decades, calls for the Ridgefield Police Department's
services have tripled. Despite the loss of nine full time police officers during this tinae, the
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program, Crime Watch Program, Car Seat Installation and Senior Citizen Luncheons. Currently
the Ridgefield Police Department maintains one full time School ResourcePolice Officer that
provides lesson plans and security to all five schools. Two additional police officers would allow
the Ridgefield Police Department to expand their presence within the community by adding
another School Resource Officer, developing new outreach programs, and giving more officers
the ability to patrol the streets .
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The Ridgefield Police Department is an integral part of this active and growing community and it
is with great ple.asure that I support the Ridgefield Police Department as.they request funding for
two new police officers. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact my Deputy
New-Jersey Director, Matthew Rose, in my Hackensack District Office at 201-646,0808.
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June 2, 2011
Mr. Bernard K. Melekian, Director
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
145 N Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20530
RE: Leonia Police Department COPS Hiring Program
Dear Mr. Melekian:
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lt is with great pleasure that I write this letter in suppot1 of the Leonia Police Department as they apply for
funding through the COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The $384,162.00 grant requested by the Leonia Police
Department will be used to hire one (I) police officer. The Police Department is currently unable to support
their desired level of community involvement and policing given the constraints facing the municipality.
As health care, pensions, salaries and equipment costs rise, the Leonia Police Departtnent continues to lose
essential officers. Leonia has a population of over 8,900 people and currently employs 17 full-time sworn
officers. This is a reduction from the 22 full-time sworn officers Leonia employed just a few years ago. In the
next two years Leonia is scheduled to lose three additional officers. Financial limitations have left borol)gh
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order to effectively protect its citizens, it needs a sufficient number of available officers.
The Borough of Leonia's proximity to the George Washington Bridge results in high commuter traffic on the
New Jersey Turnpike which runs through the borough. This high level of commuter traffic contnlmtes to
congestion which must be managed by the police force. It is also a main thoroughfare for narcotics trafficking
into New York City according to the National Drug Intelligence Center. The Leonia Police Department is
responsible for maintaining the safety of families as well as traffic enforcement in order to maintain security in
the borough.
The Leonia Police Departtnent is a vital member of this unique and expanding borough and it is with great
pleasure that I support the Leonia Police Department as they request funding for one police officer. Should you
have any questions or concerns, please contact my Field Representative, Brian Nagle, in my Hackensack
District Office.
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Mr. Bernard K. Melekian, Director
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
145 N Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20530
RE: Ridgefield Police Department COPS Hiring Program
Dear Mr. Melekian:
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It is with great pleasure that I write this letter in support of the Ridgefield Police Department as
they apply for funding through the COPS Hiring and Recovery Program (CHRP). The $220,090
grant requested by the Ridgefield Police Department will be used to hire one (1) police officer.
The borough of Ridgefield has a population of over I 0,000 people and currently employs 27 full-
time sworn officers. The Police Department is presently unable to support their desired level of
community involvement and policing given the limitations facing the municipality.
Located in close proximity to New York City, Ridgefield is a diverse and growing community
com.J1luuity but is by tlle realitiesof
such an urban area. A2007 NeWJersey stale Pol1cereporthas ident1iled Rwgefiela asbeirig on
the perimeter of known drug and gang activity. There have been documented attempts by gang
members to recruit students at Ridgefield Memorial High School. Due to recent hardships and a
shortage of police officers the department's Narcotic Tactical Patrol Unit is now become the
Traffic Bureau. The Ridgefield Police Department has reduced its detective staff from five down
to two and police officers are forced to take on two or three different roles. The borough is less
than five miles away from Manhattan with two major highways running through its heart;
Interstate 95 and US 1 & 9. A smaller police force, in combination with the Joss of detectives and
a Narcotic Patrol Unit, will ultimately result in unsolved crime and illegal drug use rising.
The Ridgefield Police Department is an integral part of this active and growing community and it
is with great pleasure that I support the Ridgefield Police Department as they request funding for
three new police officers. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact my Field
Representative, Matt Rose, in my Hackensack District Office at 201-646-0808.
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Mr. Bernard K. Melekian, Director
June 2, 2011
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
14 5 N Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20530
RE: Fair Lawn Police Department COPS Hiring Program
Dear Mr. Melekian:
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lt is with great pleasure that I write this letter in support of the Fair Lawn Police Department as they
apply for funding through the COPS Hiring and Recover Program (CHRP). The $861,651 grant
requested by the Fair Lawn Police Department will be used to hire three (3) police officers and
reorient the department's mission by implementing a more comprehensive community policing
strategy.
The Fair Lawn Police Department is currently unable to support their desired level of community
involvement and policing given the current financial constraints facing the municipality. According to
the New Jersey State Police, the average number of sworn officers per thousand town residents is 2.5;
given this ratio Fair Lawn would have 80 officers. Due to recent layoffs and retirements, the number
of sworn officers has been reduced from 64 to 56 officers. Prior to the layoffs, the municipality had a
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amongst other things. Officers who taught D.A.R.E aud the citizen's police academy have been
reassigned to more urgent patrol duties.
Fair Lawn's already understaffed force is also I\eeded to help police traffic through the major
highways that pass through the borough. Route 4 and Route 208 pass directly through the town,
bringing with them heavy vehicular traffic that must be managed in addition to the police department's
regular community duties. Fair Lawn is also home to two New Jersey Transit stations, which bring
with them a large number of commuters whose safety must also be ensured. Moreover, the police
department faces a special challenge in keeping its streets safe, as it is proximity to areas that face
serious struggles with crime. The department's traditional community interaction has declined and the
Fair Lawn Police Department is working diligently with their current resources.
The Fair Lawn Police Department is an essential part of this vibrant and dymauic community and it is
with great pleasure that I support the Fair Lawn Police Department as they request funding for the
hiring of three officers through the COPS Hiring and Recovery Program. Sho11ld you have any
questions or concerns, please contact my Field Representative, Brian Nagle, in my Hackensack
District Office.
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STEVEN R. ROTHMAN
SnJ DISTRICT, NEW JERSEY
2303 HOUSE OffiCE BUilDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
{202) 225--5061
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DISTRICT OFFICES:
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April 22, 2009
Mr. Timothy Quinn, Acting Director
Office of Connnunity Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
II 00 Vennont Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
RE: Ridgefield PoliCe Department COPS Hiring and Recovery Program
Dear Mr. Quinn:
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
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SUBCOMMiffiE ON STATE,
FOREIGN OJ>Ef'IATIONS AND
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It is with great pleasure that I write this letter in suppmt of the Ridgefield Police Department as they
apply for funding through the COPS Hiring and Recovery Program (CHRP).
The $626,292 grant requested by the Ridgefield Police Department will be used to hire three (3) police
officers and reorient the department's mission by implementing a more comprehensive community
policing strategy. The Ridgefield Police Department is currently unable to support their desired level of
community involvement and policing given the current financial constraints facing the municipality.
The borough of Ridgefield has a population of over 10,000 people and currently employs 27 full-time
sworn officers. The Ridgefield Police Department previously consisted of36 officers and the current call
volume per officer is significantly higher than the national average (894.88 calls per Ridgefield officer
sigillficatitciianges-in iiemog!aiJ!i1cs overtllel>asi <recaCie
and is now 40.7% Caucasian, 33.69% Asian-American and 23.4% Hispanic American. Given such
diverse demographics, connnunity policing is an essential tool for local law enforcement.
A 2007 New Jersey State Police report has identified Ridgefield as being on the perimeter of known drug
and gang activity and there have been documented attempts by gang members to recruit students at
Ridgefield Memorial High School directly outside the building. Ridgefield's geographic location in the
greater-New York City metropolitan area and the wide array of critical transportation infrastructure
running through the town have contributed to an increaSed likelihood of such activity.
The Ridgefield Police Department is an integral part of this active and growing conununity and it is with
great pleasure that I support the Ridgefield Police Department as they request funding for the hiring of
three officers through the COPS Hiring and Recovery Program. Should you have any questions or
concerns, please contact my Congressional Aide, Brian Nagle, in my Hackensack District Office .

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PRINTEO 00 RECVCL0 I'AI'ER
Steven R. Rothman
Member of Congress
STEVEN R. ROTHMAN
9TH DISTRICT, NEW J[RSEY
2303 RAYilURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON; DC 20515
{202) 22!>---5061
fAX {202) 225-5851
DISTfiiCT OFFICES:
25 MAIN STREET
COURT PLAZA
HACKENSACK, NJ
(201) 648--0808
FAX (201) 646--1944
130 CWTfiAl AVENUE
JERSEY CITY, NJ 07306--2118
(201)798--1366
FAX (201) 798--1726
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April 22, 2009
Mr. Timothy Quinn, Acting Director
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
RE: Little Ferry Police Department COPS Hiring and Recovery Program
Dear Mr. Quinn:
COMMITIEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEFENSE
SLIBCOMMITIEE ON STATE,
OFE!\ATIONSANO
RELA TEO Pf!OGRAMS
SUBCOMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE,
AURAL DEVElOPMENT, fOOD AND
DRUG ADMINISTRATION. AND
RElATED AGENCIES
COMMITIEEON
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
SUBCOMMITTEE ON
SP..-,CANDAERONAUTICS
$UBCOMMrnE ON
INVESTlGAllONS AND OVERSIGHT
WEBSITE AND E-MAIL ACCESS:
hUp:l/iwiw,house.gov/rothm&n
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter in support of the Little Ferry Police Department as they
apply for funding through the COPS Hiring and Recovery Program (CHRP).
The $920,805 grant requested by the Little Ferry Police Department will be used to hire three (3) police
officers and amend the department's mission by implementing a more comprehensive community
policing strategy. The Little Ferry Police Department is currently unable to support their desired level of
community involvement and policing given the current financial constraints facing the municipality.
The borough of Little Ferry has a population of over 10,000 people and currently employs 28 full-time
sworn officers. Little Ferry's geographic location in the greater-New York City metropolitan area and the
wide. array of c ... ritical infrastructure running
. TeterooroAiij)orf,li.iive coiifr11mte<rtoa.more-compjex poliCing enVironment. Thissituation would
benefit greatly from additional resources for community policing.
The Little Ferry Police Department is an integral part of this active and growing community and it is with
great pleasure that I support the Little Ferry Police Department as they request funding for the hiring of
three officers through tbe COPS Hiring and Recovery Program. Should you have any questions or
concerns, please contact my Congressional Aide, Brian Nagle, in my Hackensack District Office.

.. Rothman
Member of Congress
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STEVEN R. ROTHMAN
9'TH DISTRICT, NEW JERSEY
2303 RAY\!URN HOUSE 0FFIC BUilOING
WASHINGTON, OC 20515
{202) 225-5061
FAX {202) 225--5851
DISTRICT OFFICES:
25 MAIN STREET
CouRT PlAZA
HACKNSACK, NJ 07601-7089
(201}646--{jBOS
FAX {201} 646-1944
130 CENTRAl AVENUE
CJTY, NJ 07306-2118
{201) 798--1366
FAX {201) 798-1725
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Mr. Timothy Quinn, Acting Director
Office of CommWlity Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
RE: Hasbrouck Heights Police Department COPS Hiring and Recovery Program
Dear Mr. Quinn:
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
SUBCOMMrrTEE ON DEfENSE
SUBCOMMfiTEE ON $TA'rE,
FOREIGN Ol'ffiATJONS AND
RELATED PROGRAMS
SUflCOMMJTTl':l; ON AGRlCULl\JAE,
AUAAL DEVElOP'MENT, FOOD AND
DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND
AHA TEO AGENCIES
COMMITTEE ON
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
SUSCOMMITIEI: ON
SPACE ANO AERONAUTICS
SUBCOMMITTEE ON
INVESTIGATIONS AND OVEIISIGHT
WEBSITE E-MAIL ACCESS:
http;/lwww.house.g(lv/rothman
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter in support of the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department as
they apply for ftmding through the COPS Hiring and Recovery Program (CHRP).
The $219,795 grant requested by the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department will be used to hire one (l)
police officer and refocus the department's mission by implementing a more comprehensive community
policing strategy. The Hasbrouck Heights Police Department is currently unable to support their desired
level of commWlity involvement and policing given the current financial constraints facing the
municipality.
The borough of Hasbrouck Heights has a population of over 11,000 people and currently is budgeted to
. .
Additionally, Hasbrouck Heights is located in a highly industrial area with highways, .commuter and non-
commuter railways, and Teterboro Airport. Given these challenges, additional funds for community
policing are integral to maintaining public safety.
The Hasbrouck Heights Police Department is an integral part of this active and growing community and it
is with great pleasure that I support the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department as they request funding for
the hiring of three officers through the COPS Hi1ing and Recovery Program. Should you have any
questions or concerns, please contact my Congressional Aide, Brian Nagle, in my Hackensack District
Office.
Sincerely,

Steven R. Rothman
Member of Congress
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STEVEN R. ROTHMAN
9TH DISTRICT, NF.W JEJISEY
2303 RAYi.IURN HOUSE BUitniNG
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
(202) 225-5001
FAX (202)225-5851
DISTRICT OFFICES:
25 MAIN SmEET
COURT PLAzA
HACKlNSACK, NJ 07601-7009
{201)6"16--0aOB
FAX (20T) 646--1944
130 Ce:NTRA.L AVENUE
JERSEY CllY, NJ 07306--2119
(201) 798-1366
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April20, 2009
Mr. Timothy Quinn, Acting Director
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
SUB(;OMM!TTEE ON DEFENSE
SUBCOMMITTEE ON STATE,
FOREIGN OPERATIONS ANO
RELATED PROGRAMS
SUBCOMMITTEE ON AGRICUL lURE,
AURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND
OflUG ADMJNIS"tFtA110N, AND
RHATEDAGENCIES
COMMimEON
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
SUBCOMMilTEE ON
SPACE
SUBCOMMITTEE ON
INVESTIGATION$ AND OVERSIGHT
WE6SIT AND E-MAIL ACCESS:
http:Jiwww.houae.gov/rothman
RE: South Hackensack Police Department COPS Hiring and Recovery Program
Dear Mr. Quinn:
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter in support of the South Hackensack Police
Department as they apply for funding through the COPS Hiring and Recove1y Program (CHRP).
The $270,356 grant requested by the South Hackensack Police Department will be used to hire
one (I) police officer. The Police Department is currently unable to support their desired level of
community involvement and policing given the constraints facing the municipality. South
Hackensack's fiscal pressures have been exacerbated due the current state of the economy. In
addition to this current fmancial stress, the contractual obligations the township faced most

improvements, school budget and general expenses beyond the township's control.
South Hackensack has a population of over 2,300 people and currently employs 17 fulJ.time
sworn officers with an officer leaving at the end of the year. This is a reduction from the 21 full-
time sworn officers South Hackensack had just a few years ago. The danger of not replacing
police officers poses additional problems to the officers that must work overtime; including
stress-related health problems, as well as possible performance fatigue.
South Hackensack's policing challenges are unique to New Jersey because it consists ofthree
non-contiguous areas ofland. The largest of the three areas contains South Hackensack's Police
Department. The other two areas are miles from their headquarters and each other, which
presents logistical difficulties. As South Hackensack's Police force is reduced the township's
concern over response time and emergency preparedness becomes more imperative.
South Hackensack's safety concerns have increased and become more complicated in recent
years; at the very same time the township has been losing police officers. The township's
significant industrial sector leads to an increase in daytime traffic and a large commuter force
during those hours. The proximity of these industrial areas to the K-8 primary school intensifies
the security and possible emergency service needs.
PfiiNlEO ON RECYCtEO I'APEA
Since 2005, the South Hackensack Police Department has also dealt with an increase of violent
crimes involving gang members from the Latin Kings, Crips, Trinatarios, Dominicans Don't
Play and various motorcycle gangs. These gangs congregate at the many motels that line State
Highway 46 and have attracted additional policing challenges, including drug and prostitution
enforcement.
The new threats South Hackensack faces in this age of heightened security makes it vital to have
a fully staffed police department. State Highway 46 and Interstate 80 bisect the largest of the
three areas of South Hackensack and are major arteries into the New York metropolitan area.
South Hackensack is a crucial link in the metropolitan area's transportation system with
Teterboro Airport on their western border and NJ Transit's Main Line and Pascack Line
traversing the township. Teterboro Airport is New Jersey's third largest airport by commercial
passenger boarding's and the South Hackensack Police Department is designated as a first
responder to the airport in times of crisis. The possibility of terrorism is a serious threat and the
addition of even one officer will aid in the protection of this critical infrastructure.
The South Hackensack Police Department is an integral part of this active and growing
community and it is with great pleasure that I support the Sonth Hackensack Police Department
as they request funding for the hiring of one officer through the COPS Hiring and Recovery
Program. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact my Field Representative,
Brian Nagle, in my Hackensack District Office.
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cc: Mayor Rosina Romano
Sincerely,
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Steven R. Rothman
Member of Congress
STEVEN R. ROTHMAN
9TH 0JSffiiCT, NEwJ<:nSEY
Z303 RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUilDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20S15
1202) 225-5061
FAX (202) 22fi.-.6S51
DISTRICT OFFICES:
25 MAIN SmEET
COURT PlAZA
HACKENSACK, NJ 07601-7089
{201)846-0808
FAX (201) 646-1944
130 CHITAAL AVENUE
JERSEY CtTV, NJ 07306-2118
(201) 796--1360
FAX (201) 798--1725
Mr. Carl Reed, Director
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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Attention: Secure Our Schools, glh Floor
II 00 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20S30
ltli: Ridgefleid COPS Secure Our Schools Grant
Dear Mr. Reed:
COMMITIEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
SUBCOMMITTEE ON OEFENSE
SUEICOMMITTH ON STATE.
FOREIGN OH:.RATIONSAND
RElATED PROGRAMS
SUBCOMMiffiE ON AGRICULlllru;',
RURAL DEVElOPMENT, FOOD AND
DRUG ADMINISTRAilON, AND
RElATED AGENCIES
COMMITIEE ON
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
SUBCOMMITIEE ON
SPACl" ANO AI:RONAUTICS
SUBCOMMIITEE ON
INVESTIGATIONS ANO OVERSIGHT
WEBSITE AND EMAJL ACCESS;
http://www.houso.gov/rothmso
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter in support of the Ridgefield Police Department as they apply for
funding through the COPS Secure Our Schools 2009 grant program.
The $100,000 grant requested by the Ridgefield Police Department will be used to purchase a sustainable state-
of-theart Proximity Identification Card Security System (PICS) and Proximity Reader Activated Locker System
{PRAL) which enables electronic real-time monitoring control of individuals and activities, and enables
immediate response. The installation of this system will greatly improve security in the school and allow for a
more complete monitoring of the school grounds. ..
and RidgefieldMemoriai.High.School.enolllh
nearly 800 students. A 2007 New Jersey State Police report has identified Ridgefield as being on the perimeter
of known drug and gang activity and there have been documented attempts by gang members to recruit students
at the high school directly outside the building. This rise in crime has continued in the 2008/2009 school year
with a 23% increase in vandalism and a 50% increase in substance abuse amongst students. Ridgefield's
geographic location in the greater-New York City metropolitan area and the wide array of critical transportation
infrastructure runnmg through the town have contributed to an increasedJikelihoodof such activity. The new
security system will increase safety at the school by allowing for easiet Mtl,fasterdetection of juvenile
delinquency, vandalism, truancy and other crimes while also serving as" a tl<iterrent.
The Borough of Ridgefield is a vibrant and growing community andiHs'"Mlh'great pleasure that I support the
Ridgefield Police Department' as they request funding for the PICS'and PRl\L school monitoring systems.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact my FieldRepre'sentative, Matthew Rose, in my
Hackensack District Office at201-646-0808. Thank you in advance fdr'yotirtirne and consideration.
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Sincerely,

A>
R. Rotlunan
Member of Congress
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STEVEN A. ROTHMAN
9nl DISTRICT, NEW JERSEY
2303 RAYBURN HOUSE OfFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
{202) 225--5061
FAX {202) 225-5651
DISTRICT OFFICES:
26 MAIN SlllHT
CoURT hAzA
HACKENSACK, NJ 07601-7089
(201I6<UH1808
FAX {201) 1;>46-1944
130 CENTRAl AVENUE
JERSEY CnY, NJ 07306--2118
(201) 798-1366
FAX (201}798-172!i
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May21, 2009
Mr. TimoiJ.iY Quinn, Director
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Office ofCclJrim\lilitY,Priented Policing Services (COPS)
1100 Vermont Averiue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
RE: Elmwood COPS Hiring and Reeovery Program
Dear Mr. Quinn:
COMMITIEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
SUBCOMMmt:E ON DEFENSE
SUEIOOMMITTEEON STATE,
fOREIGN OPERA110NS AND
RElATED PROGRAMS
SUBC()MMITTEE ON AGAICUL lURE,
RURAL DEVELOPMENT,I'OOO AND
OflUG ACIMINISTAATlON, ANO
RElATED AGENCIES
COMMITTEE ON
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
SUSCOMMITTEE ON
SPACE Atom AERONAUTICS
SUBCOMMITTEE ON
INVESTJGA110NS NlO OVERSIO!iT
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It is with great pleasure that I write this letter in support of the Elmwood Park Police Department as they apply for
funding through the COPS Hiring and Recover Program (CHRP). The $431,744 grant requested by the Elmwood
Park Police Department will be used to hire two new police officers., Tl\is is much needed and critical to the
peace and prosperity of Elmwood Park. ;. ', : . "
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Elmwood Park has a population of over 19,000 people and is located in close proximity to Paterson, New Jersey,
which in 2008 had the 5"' highest crime rate in New Jersey and the llO"' highest crime rate in the United States. The
composition of the Elmwood Park community is rapidly changing, with known gang members living in the

friends and acquaintances, most of whom have extensive criminal records. Over the past several years, there has been
an increase in incidents throughout Elmwood Park involving weapons possession, drug distribution, robberies,
aggravated assaults, stabbings,:underage.,consumption of alcohol and disorderly conduct. As a result of this the
Borough has a full tiine Narcotics Enforcement Unit targeting.uarcotics distr.ibution, usage, and the escalation of
violence associated with such crimes. Despjte the increase in crime, the budget for ii.e police'departrnent has beeu
stagnant over the past few years due to financial cons.ll.a.inl!< upon t.he Borough and the tax payers; These financial
limitations have left Elmwood park rinderserVed by the police force with the loss of six police officers since 2008 to
retirement and the .inability to replace them.
The Elmwood Park Police Department is an integral of this,active ani! growing community and it is with great
pleasure that I support the Elmwood Park Police Department as they request funding for two new police officers.
Should ydu have any questions or co11cems, 1:\lY Fiejd _Matthew' Rose, in my
Hackensack DistrictOffice.at 201-646.o()808,,, ., , .. . . ...... . ' " '.,' . ' .
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Committee on Appropriations
Subcommitte< on Labor,
Hoallh o.nd Human Services and

SUbcommittee on Homci<Uld Security
Demoonrtio Stnior Whip
Whip, Congr=ional Hi'P>l11ic Cau1l>
June 24, 2009
Honorable Eric Holder


Attorney General of the United States
Robert F. Kennedy Main Building
Room 5111
950 Pe!lllcylvania Avenue, NW.
Washington, DC 20530
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Dear Attoroey Genexal Holder:
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I am writing in support of the Bell Gardens Police Departtnent's 2009 Community g
Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Recovery Program g1ant application to fund five new fulltime
police officer positions.
Due to budget restrictions, the Bell Gardens Police Department W8.ll forced to reduc'e their police
i force from 57 to 51 officers in the last year. With 44,000 citizet\s, the City ofBell Gardens
r- cunently employs less than one officer per 1,000 residents.

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!hese cuts to _ 11Eljl_gljE1-fllffil-2!!!llUt3Jime.when thl:
!n-2008;ille cfty reported II 26 percent increase in robberies from the previotlS year. In nddition,
the city :fuces continued incidences of gang activity, with eleven verified local sb'eet gangs and
1- over 1,000 verified members living in Bell Gardens.
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The effectiveness of community oriented policing relies on the con.uectlon and investment that a
police agency establishes with residents and COl.TWlunity organizations to prevent crime,
especially ga.ng activity. (liven the recent reduction in officers, the Bell Gardens Police
Department would be limited in the time they are able to dedicate toward crime prevention
measures.
I urge your favorable oonsideration of the Bell Gardens Police Department's grants request to
fund five additional police officers and 1ha.nk you for the consideration of my recommendation.
Sincerely,

LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD
Member of Congress
Michael Dame, Asst. Grants Admin. DlvisitJI! POJ
cc; P. Curtis, Police Cbief. Bell Gardens Pollee Department
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1110 E- CHAPMAN AVENUE
SUITE 207
ORA!'IGE, CALIFORNIA 92866
!714) 744--4130
FAX: (714) 744--4056
June 14, 2011
Mr. Bernard Melekian
Director
U.S. Department of Justice
UNITED STATES.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
EDWARD R. ROYCE
Fortieth District-California
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
145 N Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 25030
Dear Mr. Melekian:
FOREIGN AFfAIRS

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1 am pleased to express my strong support for the 2011 COPS Hiring Program application recently
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The additional officers that a COPS Hiring Program grant provides would help ensure the success of the
Fullerton Police Department's new Community Policing and Crime Strategy. This innovative program
utilizes a combination of new technology and best policing practices to increase collaboration with the
community, improve public safety, and reduce crime. Funding is especially critical in light of fiscal
challenges that have forced the Police Department to reduce its number of sworn officers from 160 to 144
since FY2009-10, seriously impacting police presence in the City.
I am proud to support the City of Fullerton's Smart Policing Initiative application and ask that it be given
careful consideration.
Sincerely,

JON RUNYAN COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES
3RO DISTRICT, NEW JERSEY SUBCOMMITTEE ON
TACTICAL AIR AND lAND FORCES
COMMITIEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS
SUBCOMMITTEE ON READINESS
CHAIRMAN
SUBCOMMITTEE ON DISABil.ITY ASSISTANCE
AND MEMORIAL AFfAIRS
SUBCOMMITTH ON HEAlTH q[ongre'' of tbe
,l!.)ou%e of l\epte%entatibe%
miall!)ington, Jllf! 20515-3003
COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
SUBCOMMITTEE ON fiSHEIUES, WiLDLifE,
OCEANS AND INSUI...AR AFFAIRS
MT.LAUREL
August 17, 2011
Bernard Melekian
Director- Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice- Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
145 N Street, NE
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Director Melekian,
I am writing to support the 2011 COPS Hiring Program grant application submitted by
the Little Egg Harbor Police Department in my Congressional District. It is my understanding
that this application is currently under review.
The Little Egg Harbor Police Department, located in Little Egg Harbor Township, New
Jersey, is seeking a grant through the COPS Hiring Program in order to retain its current full-time
sworn officers and possibly hire additional officers in an effort to increase its community
polfcfri&desplfeoudgefliry consttam.ts:--Acoofdingtoille-l'ollce!Jepartmeiit;tneYliavearready
suffered a 32 percent loss in sworn officers and a 5 I percent loss in civilian staff due to lay-offs,
and are seeking this funding to help retain officers currently on staff.
I would like to again express my strong support for the Little Egg Harbor Police
Department's application to the COPS Hiring Program. It is my hope that you will look
favorably upon their application to the COPS Hiring Program. Please have your staff contact Joe
Heaton (Joe.Heaton@mail.house.gov) at 202-225-4765 if we can be of any additional assistance.
Sincerely,
WASHINGTON. O.C.
4167 CHURCH ROAD
Mr. LAUREL, NJ 08054
1856) 780--6436
(856) 780--6439 (FAX)
1239 LONGWORTH HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-4765
(202) 225-0778 (FAX)
Runyan.House.Gov
TOMS RIVER
600 MULE ROAD
TOMS RIVE!l, NJ 08757
!732) 279--6013
(732) 279-6052 (FAX)
JON RUNYAN COMMIHEE ON ARMED SERVICES
3RD DrSTfliCT, NEW SUBCOMMITTEE ON
TACfiCAL All'l AND lAND foru:Es
COMMITTEE ON VETERANS'- AFFAIRS
$UBCOIJIMITTF.E ON READIN<:SS
CKAIRMAN
SUBCOMMITTEE ON DISABILITY ASSISTANCE
AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS
SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH QCongrcss of tbc
of ll\epresentatibes
'Wmla!!bington, 1.9Ql: 20515-3003
COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
SUBCOMMITTE!: ON FISHERIES, WILDUFE.
MT.lAUAEL
OCEANS AND INSULAR AFFAIRS
October 24, 2011
Bemard Melekian
Director- Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department ofJustice- Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
14 5 N Street, NE
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Director Melekian,
I am writing to support the 2011 COPS Hiring Prograru grant application submitted by
the Lumberton Police Department in my Congressional District. It is my understanding that this
application is currently pending following the September 28,20 II announcement.
The Lumberton Police Department, located in Lumberton Township, New Jersey, is
seeking a grant through the COPS Hiring Program in order to retain its current full-time sworn
officers and possibly hire back additional officers in an effort to increase its community policing,
-despitebudgelatywrtsltaittt<;. A:u;ordiugotrrfuei'otieellepmtment;tlrey!ravegnrreiroonr
striving police force of34 members down to 12 police officers, primarily due to lay-offs, and are
seeking this funding to try and rebuild their force that has been subject to hard budgetary times.
I would like to again express my strong support for the Lumberton Police Department's
application to the COPS Hiring Program. It is my hope that you will look favorably upon their
application to the COPS Hiring Program. Please have your staff contact Brandon Umba
(Brandon.Umba@mail.house.gov) at 856-780-6436 if we can be of any additional assistance.
WASHINGTON, D.C.
BERKElEY
4167 CHURCH ROAD
MT. lAUREL, NJ 08054
(856) 780--6436
(856) 780-6440 (M.X)
1239 lONGWORHI HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20515
{202}225-4765
(202) 225--0778 (FAX)
600 MULE RoAD, UNIT 6
ToMs RIVEil, NJ 08757
!732) 279-6013
(732) 279-6062 (FAX)
Runyan.House.Gov
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COMMITTEE ON
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39TH DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA
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May 24,2011
Mr. Bernard K. Melekian, Director
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
145 N Street, NE
Washington, DC 20530
RE: COPS Hiring Program FY2011- CFDA 13.710
Dear Mr. Melekian:
DC OFFICE:
1222 LONGWORTH BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
(202) 225-6676
DISTRICT OFFICE:
17906 CRUSADER AVENUE
SUITE 100
CERRITOS, CA 90703
{562) 860-5050
www .lindasanchez. house.gov
I am writing to request full and fuir consideration for the South Gate Police Department's proposal for the COPS Hiring
Program.
For over 87 years, the South Gate Police Department (SGPD) has been serving the City of South Gate, the eighteenth
largest city in Los Angeles County with almost 100,000 residents. SDPD is a full-service law enforcement agency with
three divisions: administration, patrol and service. All three divisions work to cultivate a positive relationship with the
predominately Hispanic, working-class community it serves.
The COPS Hiring Program is designed to increase the capacity oflaw enforcement agencies to implement community
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solve and control crime through funding for additional officers.
SGPD's proposal would accomplish these goals by hiring four full-time sworn officers that will be deployed as line level
first responders and supplement their current staffmg levels. SGPD's current staffmg level is 80 sworn officers, including
the Chief ofPolice and all line level officers. 1bis number is a significant decrease from approximately 97 officers in
2006. Despite a steady rise in demand for services, South Gate continues to have one of the smallest officer-to-resident
ratios in California. According to a California Police Chiefs Association survey, South Gate has .82 officers per 1,000
residents, much below the national average of 1.8 officers per I ,000 residents.
While public safety remains a top priority for the city, budgetary constraints have not allowed SGPD to replace officers
lost due to attrition or retirement. COPS funding would help decrease the SGPD's response times, currently averaging at
19 minutes for routine calls and 4.07 minutes for emergency calls, and would allow SGPD to allocate additional resources
for field investigations and to improve officer safety.
I appreciate your consideration of this worthwhile request. I urge you to give this application the full and fair
consideration it deserves. Please keep me apprised of any developments on this matter by contacting Ms. Daisy Pizana on
my staff at (562) 860-5050 or daisy.pizana@mail.house.gov.
Sincerely,

Linda T. Sanchez
Member ofCongress
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RE: City of Garden Grove Application for the 2010 COPS Hiring Program (CHP)
Dear Attorney General Holder:
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I am writing to express my strong support for the City of Garden Grove application for the 20 I 0 COPS Hiring
Program.
The City of Garden Grove is located in Orange County, California. The City's request is for the addition of 9
police officers for a total cost of $3.3 million annually for three years. Due to the effects of the "Great
Recession," the City has experienced dramatically reduced revenues. City sales tax, motor vehicle tax, property
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Recent police officer position eliminations have brought staffing levels of the GGPD to what they were more than
12 years ago. At the end of the 2010 Strategic Plan, the GGPD had a planned sworn strength of 181 officers. By
the end of this year, staffing levels will be down to 159 officers and further cuts are anticipated. As Garden
Grove's service population increased, the service level has decreased. Officers have become reactionary with
little or no time to adequately gather information or analyze problems to apply appropriate responses. Instead,
quick fixes and strict enforcement have been employed to solve problems.Grant support is vital to increase
Community Oriented Policing capacity and expand crime prevention efforts. Part I crimes in Garden Grove
increased 20% in the first quarter of2010 and officers now need alternatives to traditional policing methods to
address problems. There has never been a greater need in recent times to partner with the community to solve
problems and reduce crime.
Measures that allow for the full retention of the nine grant-funded positions will be implemented if an award is
made to ensure that the positions will continue after the grant period.
If you should have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me or City staff who will be happy to answer
any questions or provide additional information.
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I am writing to express my strong support for the City of Garden Grove application for the 2011
COPS Hiring Program.
The City of Garden Grove is in Orarige County, California. The City's request is for the
addition of 9 police officers for a total cost of $3.3 million annually for three years. Due to the effects of
the "Great Recession", the City continues to experience dramatically reduced revenues. City sales tax,
motor vehicle tax, property tax, and hotel tax revenues have declined approximately 20%, resulting in the
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Recent police officer position.eliminations have brought staffing levels'of the Garden Grove Police
Department to what they were more thim 13 years ago. At th.e end of the 2010 Strategi,c Plan, the Police
Department had a planned sworn strength of 181 officers. As of today, staffing levels are down to 159
officers and further cuts are anticipated. As Garden Grove's service population increased, the service
level has decreased. Officers have reactionary with little or no time'to adequately gather
information or analyze problems to apply appropriate responses. Instead, quick fixes and strici
enforcement have been employed to solve problems. Grant support is vital to increase Community
Oriented Policing capacity and expand crime prevention efforts. There has never been a greater need in
recent times to partner with the community to solve problems and reduce crime.
that allowfor the full retention ofthe nine grant-funded positions wil\ be implemented if
an award is made to ensure that. the positions will conliriue after fhe grant pe\iod. .
If you any questions, please do n6thesitate to contact me or City st,affwho will be .
happy to answer anyqu_estions or provide adpjtional information. .
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Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Director Quinn:
I am writing to express my support for the Mt. Pleasant Police Department's grant application to ?
the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP).
I have reviewed the proposal that the Mt. Pleasant Police Department has submitted, and I am
confident that they would make effective use of the funds they would receive. The Department
reports that they are currently understaffed for a community of their size. As a result, the
Department reported that they cannot adequately address their community's law enforcement
needs or their community policing efforts. In addition, C\UTcnt budgetary restrictions prevent the
community from !tiring new officers, which hinders the Department in not only being reactive,
but also in being proactive in addressing community needs.
Therefore, l was pleased to learn that the Department intends to use th;: requested funds to hire
seven new officers. I believe these additional officers will not only address the community's
increased law enforcement needs, but wlll also allow their Department to enhance their
community policing efforts. The Department intends to use these officers to form new
community partnerships and fortify the Department's existing partnerships (such as partnering
with neighboring law enforcement agencies in combating drug and gang violence in their
community). ram confident that their proposal meets the grant purposes in creating jobs, as well
increasing their community policing capacity and crime-prevention efforts.
I support the Mt. Pleasant Police Department's application for this CHRP Grant. I would
appreciate it if you and appropriate officials would carefully review the grant proposal submitted
by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department and give it your full consideration. Again, thank you for
your careful consideration ofthis request.
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l am writing to again express my support for the Mt. Pleasant Police Department's grant application t!hthe
COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CBRP). It is my understanding that although their appllcatio!!;waS'-'
denied funding in2009, their application will be considered for funding in 2010. .
Since applying for the CHRP in May 2009, I wanted to advise you that the Department's :fmancial
situation has worsened, The Chief recently advised my office that their Department faCQs projected
layoffs of officers (two officers and tho demotion of an Investigator) and support personneL as a result of
the economic and fmancial challenges their community faces, The Chief reported that losing these
officers would be devastating to their Depamnent and the community. Please note that current budgetary
restrictions prevent the community from hiring new officers.
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that pass through the Village, With the anticipated layoffS, their Department will be even more
understaf.l'ed and may not be able to adequately address their community's IIIW enforcetnent needs or their
community policing efforts.
Therefore, I am confident !hat the Department would make effective use of any funds they would receive
under CHRP, since they intend to use the requested funds to hire seven new officers. I believe these
additional officers will not only address the community's increased law enforcement needs, but will also
allow their Department to enhance their community Policing efforts.
I would like to my support the Mt. Pleasant Police Department's application for this CHRP
Grant. I would appreciate it if you and appropriate officials would carefully review the grant proposal
submitted by the Mt. l'leasant Police Department and give it your full consideration when determining
grant awards in 20 lO. Again, thank you for your careful consideration of this request.
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Timothy Quinn- Acting Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vennont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn:
I would like to take this opportunity to request priority consideration on behalf of the Vienna Township
Police Department, (VTPD) (D&B number 96-299-2459) as they pursue funding from the COPS Office
for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment
Actof2009.
Vienna Township is a small township in NE Ohio with a population of 4,000 residents in Trumbull
County. The VTPD was traditionally a part-time police department which provides police protection
needed at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport and the perimeter of the Youngstown Air Reserve
Station .
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and the perimeter of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station. The burden of increased police protection
needed at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport and the perimeter of the Youngstown Air Reserve
Station warrants the Vienna Township to provide full-time police services. Due to the economic
downturn, loss of tax revenues, its high unemployment rate and population at or below the national
poverty rate the VTPD can no longer provide adequate police protection or investigative services for the
Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, or township residents.
In order to ensure the necessary safety of the YWRA, the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and the
residents of Vienna Township, additional staffing is impemtive: Therefore, I request consideration on all
grants submitted on behalf of the Vienna Fire Department for the hiring of additional law enforcement
officers.
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June 24, 2011
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
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Dear Mr. Melekian:
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I am writing in strong support of the proposal submitted by the Milton (Vermont) Police Department
under the United States Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Grants
program(CDFA#: 16.710).
The requested funding will benefit the nearly 10,500 people who live and visit the town ofMilton and
it will enable the Milton Police Department to establish critical community outreach and neighborhood
watch programs by hiring one additional full-time police officer. As you know, it is incredibly
important for police officers to be actively engaged in their communities, working with residents to
prevent crimes and to ensure that suspicious activity is reported. The additional officer would be
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partnerships between indh:iduals and organiZ!;tions that the department serves.
I hope you will support the Milton Police Department in their continuing efforts to improve the safety
and security of their community. Thank you for your If you have any questions, please
feel free to contact Kelly Lucci of my staff at . .. . .,
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Office of the Director
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II 00 Vennont Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn:
July 9, 2009
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The St. Albans City Police Department has filed an application with the United States Department of
Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Grants program. I am writing in strong support
of their proposal.
The requested funding will enable the St. Albans City Police Department to hire an additional officer
for each shift for a total of four, which will reduce individual case loads per officer and greatly
improve their effectiveness. In recognition of the high value St. Albans places on this request, the
community has committed to incorporating these four additional officers in the permanent ranks of the
police force when federal funding is no longer available, despite the fact that the city is facing ongoing
budget constraints. This is because over the past seven years St. Albans has experienced an alanning
increase in violent crimeandilJt<:it thatb!ll> ...challengedthecquality4liieinibecity;amt
oveiWilelmlawOOforcement resources that are already stretched thin. Thus far, the police
department has worked diligently to address these severe challenges, but they need additional
resources if they are to put a stop to these disturbing trends and prevent t11e further proliferation of
criminal and gang-like activity. It is my hope that you will support the St. Albans City Police
Department in their continuing efforts to ensure the safety and security of their community.
Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions you may contact Ethan Ready of my staff
at 802-862-0697.
Sincerely,
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submitted by Chief of Police Paul Schneth of the Winner, South Dakota Police Department (WPD).
The WPD applied for funding for three officers under the 2009 COPS Hiring Recovery Program, but
was not selected.
Because Winner's need for additional law enforcement officers remains critical, ChiefSchueth
submitted targeted updates, as required, to his 2009 application for consideration in this year's round
of CHP funding. If selected for funding, the WPD proposes to deploy a fulltime resource officer in
the Wmner school syStem.
Winner is the center of commerce in south central South Dakota, a farming and ranching area that

for residents, but it can also lead to unique law enforcement challenges- both in the schools and in
the community. A CHP grant will better position the WPD to meet those challenges, and enhance
the learning atmosphere in the local schools.
The Winner Police Department has a reputation for solid law enforcement and professionalism, and it
is my pleasure to lend my support to its application. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
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Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
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I am writing to offer my strong support for the application submitted by Anne Arundel
County, Maryland to the U.S. Department of Justice for the COPS Hiring Program (CHP) grant
(Application #12320).
Anne Arundel County, Maryland proposes to add 32 sworn positions representing the
maximum number allowed by formula for a total requested grant amount of$5,732,200.00.
Anne Arundel County Police Headquarters, Criminal Investigation Division, Community
Relations Section, Training Academy, and police stations in each of the four County districts are
committed to providing superior service to the citizens of Anne Arundel County. They must
proV!aeourcxfmmt.lnitles ru:ntcitlzenswitna sareand secureenvrronmennouveanli work; our
have faced economic challenges on the local level including, but not limited to, staff reductions
and hiring freezes. In light of the continued growth in the Anne Arundel County area, additional
positions are needed not only for public safety, but also for that of our officers.
I ask that you give this project and application of Anne Arundel County, Maryland
favorable consideration.
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(202) 225-4176
FAX: {202) 225--5928
DISTRICT OFFICE:
87 NORTH RAYMOND AVENUE
SUITE 800
PASADENA, CA 91103
{626) 304-2727
FAX: (626) 304-0572
E-MAil V!A WEB AODAESS AT:
www.house.gov/schiff
I would like to extend my support to the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) funding
request for the Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP).
Established in 1869, the. LAPD .. is dedicatedto.patrollingalmost 500square.miles ... The
'departmenf has a tiaci<recorcrol paanering wifh pu6Uc ana j)rivaie aodfess
crime and related quality of .life issues in our community. The LAPD would like to use the
funds appropriated to them for the hiring of 450 new police officers to maintain and enhance
the city's policing capacity and crime-prevention efforts, as well as to address the city's most
serious crime problem -- gangs.
Los Angeles, along with New York and Chicago, is one of the three largest urban cities in
the United States. However, the ratio of police officers to residents in the City of Los
Angeles is significantly lower than that of the other two. Community policing has proven to
be an effective way of addressing this disparity, which has resulted in a reduction in the
city's overall crime rate. However, in order to maintain this momentum we need additional
career officers on our streets.
Please extend full and fair consideration to LAPD's CHRP application and feel free to
contact me if I may be of any assistance.
THIS STATIONERY PRINTED ON PA/'ER MADE OF RECYCU:O fiBERS
06-29-11; 22:24
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United States Department of Justice
Community Oriented Pollee Services
Director Bernard Melekian
950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Director Melekian:
June 29, 2011
Committee on Agriuulture
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<md HQrtlCUI(u,.,
C-ommittee on Tl"ans:po:rtntJon
tmd lnfrostrnctu.re
Committee on
Affairs
I am writing to you in support of the Scioto County Sheriffs Department request for grant assistance
with the Public Safety and Community Policing Grants.
The OR! numberfor the grant request is: OH07300. The DUNS number is: 0139621260000
The Scioto County Sheriffs Department has a distinguished record of service for the residents of Scioto
County. This COPS grant is for the purpose of hiring and retaining two sworn officers in the
departmenL
In 2009, the Auditor of Ohio placed Scioto County under "fiscal emergency", the first time a county in
my state has ever been given that status. As a result, the department's budget was drastically reduced
and they have been unable to fill four vacancies, in addition to other positions like the narcotics
Investigator:
1 appreciate your attention to this matter, and respectfully request your consideration of the application
of the Scioto County Sheriff's Department in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations.
Should your office have questions, please do not hesitate to call my Field Representat1ve, Stephen
Caraway at 740-354-1440.
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TRANSPORTATION AND
INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE
AGRICULTURE COMMIITEE
April 3, 2009
Mr. Tom Quinn
Acting Director
U.S. Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Ave., NW,
Washington D.C., 20530.
Dear Tom,
(l[:;on{!t't%% of tbe mtniteb $tate%
of
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(BOO) 784--6366
8044 MONTGOMERY ROAD
CJNC/NNATJ, OH 45236
(513) 791---0081
CHJLUCOTHE STREET
PORTSMOUTH, OH 45662
(740) 354-1440
(877) 354-1440
www.house.gov/schmidt
jeanschmidt@mail.house.gov
I am writing in support ofthe Village ofNew Boston's application under the U.S. Department of
Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant program; for the purpose
of preserving and creating law enfurcement jobs in New Boston while simultaneously increasing
community policing efforts.
The New Boston Police Department is a professional law enforcement agency serving the needs of
approxhnately 2,300 residents with a daytime population ranging from 10,000 to 15,000 when
accounting fur the Village's workforce population. It has been explained to me that, if awarded,
funds will be used to
tocreate a permanent community
relations police officer who will solely meet with schools, residents, and other community members
within the Village ofNew Boston.
I am confident that, if awarded the COPS grant, the New Boston Police Department will be able to
provide a safer and more efficient police agency for their citizens and traveling guests.
I support the Village ofNew Boston's request under the U.S. Department of Justice COPS grant
program, and ask that this application be granted every consideration in accordance with all
applicable laws and regulations.
Sincerely,
1 .
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Jean Schmidt
MEMBER OF CONGRESS
f'RJNTE 0 ON RECVClEO PAPER
JEAN SCHMIDT
MEMBER OF CONGRESS
SECOND DISTRICT, OHIO
TRANSPORTATION AND
INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE
AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
April 13, 2009
Mr. Tom Quinn
Acting Director
<!Congre%% of tbe
of l\epresentatibes
1llili: 20515-3502
U.S. Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Ave., NW,
Washington D.C., 20530
Dear Tom,
238 CANNON HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 2:0515
(202) 225-3164
(800) 784--6366
8044 MONTGOMEHY ROAD
CINCINNATI, OH 45236
(513) 791-Q381
601 CHILUCOTHS STREET
PORTSMOUTH, OH 45662
(740) 354-1440
(877) 354-1440
www.house.gov/schmldl
jeanschmidt@mail.house.gov
I am writing in support ofthe Village of Georgetown's application under the U.S.
Department ofJustice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant
program; for the purpose of preserving and creating law enforcement jobs in Georgetown
while simultaneously increasing community policing efforts.
The Georgetown Police Department is a professional law enfOrcement agency serving the
needs of approximately 3,500 residents. It has been explained to me that, if awarded,
funds will be used to hire additional officers in order to target high crime areas.
l"amoonfidenHhatililwardedtlwCOPSgl'llflt,theGeorgetowttPoliceDepathneii!wi!t "O
be able to provide a safer and more efficient police force for the citizens and guests of
Georgetown.
I support the Village of Georgetown's request under the U.S. Department ofJustice
COPS grant program and ask that this application be given every consideration in
accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Sincerely,
ClAIM /J.-Ji'

MEMBER OF CONGRESS
Cc: Forrest Coburn, Chief; Village of Georgetown Police Department
l'fltNTEOON RECYCt.ED PAPER
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JEAN SCHMIDT
MEMEIEFI Of CoNGRESS
ittllnuhmldt@me!l.houa&.gov
April 13, 2009
Mr. Tom Quinn
Acting Director
of tf)e
of
20515-3502
U.S. Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Ave., NW,
Washington D.C., 20530
Dear Tom,
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6044 MONTGOMERY ROAD
CiNCINNATI, OH 45236


601 CHILLICOTHE STREET
PoRT.9MOVTH, OH 45662
(740)354-1440
(877) 354-1440
I am writing in support ofthe City ofWaverly's application under the U.S. Department
of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant program; for
the purpose of preserving and creating law enforcement jobs in Waverly while
simultaneously increasing community policing efforts.
If awarded the COPS grant, the Waverly Police Department will be able to provide a
safer and more efficient police agency for their citizens and traveling guests. It has been
explained to me that, if awarded, funds will be used to hire additional officers in order to
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I support the City ofWaverly's request under the U.S. Department of Justice COPS grant
program, and ask that this application be granted every consideration in accordance with
all applicable laws and regulations.
Sincerely,
dt
VIVJ.qmBER OF CONGRESS
Cc: ChiefLarry Roe
Pf!INTJ:OON RCYCl0 PAF'f'R
AARON SCHOCK
18TH DISTRICT, ILLINOIS
DEPUTY REPUBLICAN WHIP
COMMITTEE ON
WAYS & MEANS
COMMITIEE ON
HoUSE ADMINISTRATION
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March 11,2011
Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Room 1145
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:
0 328 CAtliJON HOB
WASHINGTON D.C. 20515
(202) 225-6201
0100 N.E. MoNRoE, RooM 100
PEORIA, ll 61602
{309) 671-7027
0 209 WEST STATE STREET
Jl 62650
(217)245-1431
0 235 SouTH 6TH STREET
SPRINGFIELD, ll 62701
(217) 670-1653
WWW.SCHOCK.HOUSE.GOV
I have been contacted by the City of Jacksonville, Illinois, Police Department regarding
the application for the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants, specifically the
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) State and Local Clandestine Methamphetamine
Laboratory cleanup initiative.
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given full and fair consideration for the Drug Enforcement Administration State and Local
Clandestine Methamphetamine laboratory cleanup grant. If I can do anything to help further the
endorsement, please let me know. Any response to this correspondence should be directed to my
Jacksonville Congressional Office.
AS!bb
Aaron Schock
Member of Congress
I
I
AARON SCHOCK
COMMmEE ON TRANSPORTATION
AND INFRASTRUCTURE
l81H DISTRICT, ILLINOIS
DEPUlY REPUBLICAN WHIP
GOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT
AND GOVERNMENT REFORM
RerLvTo:
@ongnr;z of 4t Jl:tuitdr
of
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May4, 2009
Mr. Timothy J. Quiun, Acting Director
U. S. Department ofJustice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Acting Director Quittn:
GOMMIITEE ON SMALL BUSINESS
I have been contacted by the South Jacksonville Police Department regarding the
application for funding through the Community Oriented Policing Services program.
I am told that they have applied to your department for funds to hire one new
officer. Bringing on this additional police presence would allow the Department to
increase programs within their schools and community and educate them in crime
prevention. The Department also plans to have the new officer work with the Morgan
County States Attorney committee for child abuse which reviews cases monthly with the
Illinois Department of Child and Family Services. These cases are in regard to sexual

The South Jacksonville Police Department is in serious need ofthese funds so that
they will be able to provide more crime prevention and solicit local volunteers .to help
with their crime prevention program.
It is my sincere hope that South Jacksonville Police Department will be given full
and fair consideration for these federal funds. If I can do anything to help further their
application, please let me know. Please direct your request to this request to my
Jacksonville Congressional Office. Thank you for your assistance.

on Schock
Member of Congress
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D 100 N.E. MoNRoE, RooM 100
PEORlA,IL 61602
WES"f STATE STREET
JACKSONVILLE, ll 62650
(217) 245-1431
0 235 SouTH 6TH STREET
SPRINGFIELD, ll62701
(217) 6701653
D 509 CANNON HousE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON D.C. 20515
(309) 6717027 (202) 2256201
FAX: (309) 6717309
FAX: (217) 24343852 FAX: (217) 6701806 FAX: (202) 2259249
WWW.SCHOCK.HOUSE.GOV
AARON SCHOCK
COMMITTEE ON TRANSf>ORTATKlN
ANDINFRASTRUCTUAF.
18TH DISTRICT, ILLINOIS
DEPUTY REPUBLICAN W111P
COMMITIEE ON OVERSIGHT
AND GOVERNMENT REFORM
OloUJn>Zz o JfluHdt
of
2U515-1U2
May04,2009
Mr. Timothy J. Quinn, Acting Director
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont A venue NW
COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS
Washington, DC 20530
REPlY To:
To Whom It May Concern:
I have been contacted by the Morgan County Sheriff Department regarding the
application for Federal Assistance SF-424 which is located in Jacksonville, Illinois.
In their application they have applied to hire one Deputy Sheriff. The new officer
will allow the Morgan County Sheriffs Department to provide 24 hour patrol 7 days a
week. With the addition of one Deputy they would be able to respond to any aud all
jurisdictions 24 hours a day 7 days a week. With this they would be able to establish a
community partnership and support our local area law enforcement agencies.
TKiiowf!ieMorganCo\inty Sheriffs Department is in great hopes of receiving
this grant. They would then be able to have a strong police presence to deter crime and
reassure the safety of the citizens of Morgan County.
It is my sincere hope that the Morgan County Sheriffs Department will be given
full aud fair consideration for the U.S. Department of Justice, COPS Secure Our Schools
(SOS) 2009 grant. If I can do anything to help further the endorsement, please let me
know. Any respons10 to this correspondence should be directed to my Jacksonville
Congressional Office.
on Schock
Member of Congress
0 100 N.E. MONROE, RooM 100
PEORIA, IL 61602
\&' 209 WEST STATE STREET
IL 62650
(217) 245-1431
[J 235 SoUTH 6TH SrREH
SPRINGFIELD, ll 62701
(217) 6701653
0 509 CANNON Hoose OFFICE BUILOJNG
WASHINGTON D.C. 20515
(202) 225-6201
(309) 671-7027
FAX: (309) 671-7309
FAX: (217) 243-6852
FAX: (217) 670-1806
FAX: (202) 225-9249
WWW.SCHOCK.HOUSE.GOV
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE
SV!lCOMMITIEF. ON
OEPAIHMENf OPERATIONS, OV(IlSIGHT,
NUTRITION AND FORESTRY
SUBCOMMITTEE ON
GENERAL fARM COMMOOITIF.S AND lliSK
MANAGEMENT
SU8COMMIHEE ON
HOIHJCUllURE AND ORGANIC AGHICUL TUllE
'"a!:'he J1l th Q::ongre.ss
COMMITTEE ON SMALl BUSINESS
CHAIRMAN, SUBCOMMIHEE ON
FINANCE AND TAX
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SUBCOMMITTEE ON
CONJRACTING AND UCHNOLOGY
COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET
Bernard K. Melekian, Director
June 23,2010
U.S. Department of Justice- Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC, 20530
Dear Director Melekian:
KURT SCHRADER
FIFTH DISTRICT, OREGON
1419lONGWOIHH BUilDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
202-225--5711
FAX: 202-225--5699
494 STREET
SUITE 210
SAlEM, OR 97301
503--588-9100
FAX: 503-588-5517
112 8TH STREET
OREGON CITY, QR 97045
503-557-1324
F11.x; 503-557-1981
I write to express my strong support for the City of Gervais Police Department's
grant application submitted under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act COPS
Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) Grant Program.
The city's Police Department has a current staff of four full-time police officers,
which includes the Chief. This grant would enable the city to hire an additional officer,
which would help with patrol coverage. Iu addition, the Gervais Police intends to hire a
bilingual officer because their community is 65% Latino. The Department does not
currently have any Spanish speaking officers and hiring a bilingual officer is foundational
to community policing within Gervais, in addition to helping with patrol coverage being
rrparr-
time School Resource Officer, which would enable the Department to build relationships
with schoolchildren in middle school and high school and prevent some of them from
entering gangs, which is an issue that Gervais has had to cope with.
I am happy to support this grant proposal for the City of Gervais consistent with
all laws and regulations. If you have any questions or need additional information, please
contact Jonathan Pugsley in my Oregon office ai (503) 588-4054.
KS:jp
Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,
Kurt Schrader
Member of Congress
COMMlffiE ON AGRICUL lURE
KURT SCHRADER
m fH DISTRICT, OREGON
SUBCOMMinEE ON
llEPAATMENT OPERATIONS, 0\IEflSIGHT,
NUTRITION AND FORESTRY
SUBCOMMITTEE ON
1<119 loNGWOHTH BUilDING
WASHJNGTON, DC 20515
202-225-5711
GF.NEAAI. FARM COMMODITIES AND RISK

SUBCOMMllTEE ON
HORTICULTURE ANO ORGANIC AGAICUt TUftE
'([h c JJ Jth Q:ongrws
COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS
CliAifiMAN, SUBCOMMITTEE ON
FINANCE AND TAX
of 'Rcprrncntatiorn
:mlJashington, ]!)Q': 20515
SUliCOMII.l!nH ON
CONTllACTING AND TECHNOLOOY
COMMIITEE ON THE BUDGET
The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear General Holder:
May!!, 2009
I write to express my strong support for the City of Turner Police Department grant
application submitted under the Recovery Act COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) Grant
Program.
FAX: 202-225-5699
<194 STATE STREET
Sun"E210
SALEM, OR 97301
503--583-9100
FAx: &03-558-5517
The City of Turner is a suburb of our state capital, Salem, and has a current staff of three
full-time police officers. The community has grown by over 44% since the 2000 census. With the
current economy, the City is having difficulty keeping one of the positions fimded. Without this
grant, the City of Turner will lose this one position and drop down to a two officer department.
Thecurr.mtworldoadis
impact the safety of the community. Patrol time will be decreased and response times will be
delayed.
The. City is applying for this grant as a short term solution to retaining a third officer while
a long term funding solution is worked out. The City is looking at many possible solutions such as
fanning a policing district that covers tf!e. <::jty and some surrounding area to stabilize funding;
multi-yeartax levies; utility surcharge dedicated to public safety and other' strategies. This grant is
critical for maintaining a level of service necessary to keep the community safe, especially during
this time of economic distress.
I am happy to support this grarit proposal forthe City of Turner and thank you for your
consideration. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Jennifer
Wagner in my Oregon office at (503) 557-8422.
KS:jw
Sincerely,
Kurt Schrader
Member of Congress
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE
KURT SCHRADER
AFTH DISllliCT, OREGON
SUBCOMMITTEE ON
DEPARTMENT OVERSIGHT,
NUTFlfTION AND fOF\ESTflY
SUBCOMMIITEE ON
1419 LONGWORTH BuiLDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
202-22:5--5711
GENERALFMM COMMODITIES AND RISK
MANAGEMENT
SU!ICOMMJTTEE ON
HORTICUlTURE AND ORGANIC AGRICULTURE
'm:hr J JJ th
COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS
CHAIRMAN, SUBCOMMITTEE ON
FINANCE AND TAX
$UBCOMMITTiE ON
CONTRACTING AND TECHNOLO<'iY
iR.ousc or 'Rcprcscntatiocs
3El(t 20515
COMMITIEE ON THE BUDGET
The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
U.S. Department ofJustice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC20530-0001
Dear General Holder:
May 11,2009
FAX; 202-22&-5699
494 STATE Snu::u
SunE 210
SALEM, 0fi9730J
503-568--9100
FAx: 503--558-6517
I write to express my strong support for the Keizer Oregon Police Department grant
application to fund the hiring of three entry level police officers, submitted under the
Recovery Act COPS CHRP Grant Program.
Keizer, like many cities in Oregon, is experiencing an economic downturn that has
resulted in the city's inability to fund needed police office positions. While the economy is
down the need for police service is on the rise. Keizerpolice officers are running at
maximrun effort and are only able to offer reactionary responses to crime.
The funding request in their COPS CHRP grant request will allow the City of
Keizer to add police officers to their patrol function that will increase the officers non-
directed patrol time allowing officers to spend more time in proactive problem solving
crime prevention efforts.
I am happy to support this grant proposal for the city of Keizer and thank you for
your consideration. If you have any 4uestions or need additional informatioil, please
contact Jennifer Wagner in my Oregon office at (503)
KS:jw .
. ..
Sincerely;
Kurt Schrader
Member of Congress
COMMITIEE ON AGRICULTURE
SUIICOMMITIEEO ON
DEPA!ITMENT OPERATIONS, OVEfiSIGHT,
NUTRITION AND FDRESHIY
SUBCOMMITTEE ON
GENEAAL FARM COMMODITIES ANO A!SK

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
HOilTICULTUfl( ANO ORGANIC IIGRICULTURE
'i!Che JJ Jth ltongwl.s
COMMinEE ON SMAlL BUSINESS
CHAIRMAN, SUBCOMMITTEE ON
FINANCE AND iAX
!\ousc of 1Rcprcscntatiocs
:wla.shington, 1)1.1: 20515
SUBCOMMITTEE ON
CONTRACTING ANO TECHNOlOUY
COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET
The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear General Holder:
May29, 2009
I write to express my strong support for the Oregon City Police Department grant
application to hire 5 new Police Officers submitted under the COPS Hiring Recovery Grant
Program.
KURT SCHRAD!::R
fiFTH DISTRICT, OREGON
1419lONGWOIHH 8UILD\NG
WASHINGTON, DC 2.0515
2.02.-225--5711
FAX: 202-225--5699
494 STATE STREET
Sum: 210
SALEM, OR 97301
503-588--9lOO
FAX: 503--558-5517
As you know, police staffing for communities throughout the country has been a problem
for most local governments. The City of Oregon City has been at substandard staffing levels for
years, falling weJJ below the national average and more importantly, substantially under the state
average.
administration, Oregon City Police-Department baS been maklnieve!Y- -
effort to focus on preventing crime before it starts, becoming more customer service oriented, and
building relationships with our community in an effort to better serve them. What they now need is
more officers on the street to proactively interact with the public.
The city is currently moving forward with these efforts through more community education
and a new vision that is being implemented by every officer on the street. The only hurdle right
now is staffing. The Oregon City Commissioners have already approved the hiring of 5 officers
and committed to their retention at the close ofthe COPS Grant.
. I am pleased to support this grant for the Oregon City Police Department and thank you
for your consideration. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact
Jennifer Wagner in my office at 503-557-8422.
- :'
Sincerely,
KURT SCHRADER
Member of Congress
COMMITIEE ON AGAICUL TUAE
ON
OH'ARTMENT OPERATIONS, 01/ERSIGKT,
NUTfllnON AND
SUIICOMMllTEE ON
GENERAl fARM COMMODITIES AND RISK
MANAGEME;NT
SUtiCOMMllTEEON
HORTICULTURE AND ORGANIC AGRICULTURE
'Ui:hr 1 JJth tumgl'r.ss
COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS
CHAIRMAN, SIIEICOMMITTEE ON
FINANCE AND TAX
of 1Rcprcscntatiocs
IHt 2o515
suacoMMIJTEE ON
CONTRAcnNG ANO TCHNOl0GY
COMMITTEE ON THE'BUDGET
The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
U.S. Department ofJustice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Attorney General Holder:
May29, 2009
KURT SCHRADER
HFTH DlSTlUCT, OREGON
14t9 LoNGWORTH
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
202-225--5711
FAX: 202-2?:&-5699
494 STATE STREET
Sum; 210
SAUM, OR 97301
503--588-9100
FAX: 503--558-5517
I write to express my strong support for the Salem, Oregon Police Department grant
application to hire four sworn Police Officers, submitted under the Recovery Act COPS,
Hiring Grant Program.
The four sworn Police Officers will partially replace three officer positions that
were 'eliminated from the Police budget during the FY 2008/09 budget, and four
additional Police Officer positions which are being eliminated in FY 2009/10.
The Salem Police Department is committed to Community Policing and working
with our community and other public and private agencies to develop greater self reliance
and shared responsibility for public safety problem solving and the prevention of crime.
The addition of four sworn Police Officers positions will help the City of Salem bridge
this fmancial gap, and will allow the Police department to continue to provide a higher
quality of community policing services to our citizens.
I am pleased to support this grant application for the Salem Police Department
and thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions or need additional
inforination, please contact Jennifer Wagner in my Oregon office at 503-557-8422.
. ,
KS:jw
Sincerely,
Kurt Schrader
Member of Congress
COMMITIEE ON AGRJCUL lURE
SUI;ICOMMITI ON
DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS, OVERSIGHT,
NUTRITION ANO FORESTRY
SUBCOMMITTEE ON
GENERAL f/IRM COMMOOITIES AND RISK
MANAGEMENT
SUBCOMMITTEE ON
HORTICULTURE ANO ORGANIC AGRICULtURE
'm:hc l11 th Q:ongress
COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS
1!\ousc of 'Rcprcscntatiocs
CHAIRMAN, SUUCOMMITlEE ON
fiNANCE AND TAX
SUBCOMMITTEE ON
CONTRACTING AND TECiiNOLOGY
COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET
The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear General Holder:
'!llllashington, BQ: 20515
May29, 2009
KURT SCHRADER
flFJH DISTfHCT. OREGON
1419 LONGWORTH BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
202-225-5711
FAX: 202-225-5699
494 STATE STREET
SUITE 210
SALEM, OR 97301
503--588--9100
FAX: SQ.3--558--55l7
I write to express my strong support for the Benton County Sheriff's Office grant application to
fund two Parole and Probation Officer positions, submitted under the Recovery Act COPS Grant Program.
Parole and Probation is a division of the Benton County Sheriff's Office. The two positions are
currently vacant and not being filled due to significant state budget reductions anticipated during the 2009
- 2011 biennium. Benton County Community Corrections (BCCC) supervises approximately 4 70 adult
offenders residing in Benton County, Oregon. When fully staffed, BCCC has two Parole and Probation
Sergeants and eight Parole and Probation Officers. The loss of two certified positions is equivalent to a
120o/.iteduction of caseload carrying officers. With this reduction, the supervision of most misdemeanor
offenders will be eliminated and specialized programs will be significantly reduced.
Restoring these positions will enable BCCC to maintain the supervision of person-to-person
misdemeanor offenders, to continue effective re-entry and transition programming for offenders being
released from state prisons, to maintain existing evidence-based cognitive restructuring programs proven
to reduce recidivism, and to actively supervise all high and medium risk offenders. Additionally,
restoring staffing levels will also provide the opportunity to maintain our present level of participation
and partnership in our local Drug Treatment Court. Drug Treatment Court has proven very effective in
long-term drug offenders from local jail and state prison sentences by addressing their
significant addiction issues, thereby reducing recidivism and reducing the financial burden on state
prisons as well as the local criminal justice system.
I am pleased to support this grant for the Bentou County Sheriff's Office and thank you for your
consideration. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Jennifer Wagner
if! mY Oregon office at 503-557-8422.
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Kurt Schrader
Member of Congress
DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ
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It is with great respect that we write today regarding grant funding for the Broward Sheriffs
Office. The Broward Sheriffs Office (BSO), based in Broward County, Florida, is the largest
fully accredited Sheriffs Office in the nation and provides regional services countywide for all
residents and visitors to Broward County. BSO also serves as the primary provider of police
services for 14 municipalities, the unincorporated areas of the county, the Fort Lauderdale-
Hollywood International Airport, Port Everglades, and each of the three (3) County
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1be Board of County Commissioners is the entity that funds the operations of the Broward
Sheriffs Office. The Board of County Commissioners main source of revenue is ad valorem
taxes based on the market value of homes. Unfortunately, along with the extraordinary high
number of foreclosures (over 47,000 in 2008) has been the unprecedented drop in the market
value of homes which plunged over 30% from 2007.
Due to the dismal economy and plunging home values, the Broward County Commission has
requested a reduction of$54 million in the 2009/2010 fiscal year budget of the Sheriffs Office.
This represents a 14% decrease in funding over current levels. This reduction comes on the heels
of drastic budget cuts in the 2007/2008 budget. As with any government organization, over 80%
of the budget is devoted to salaries and in order to reduce the budget by $54 million dollars, the
Sheriffs Office will have no alternative but to reduce its work force from all areas of the office,
including a significant number of deputy sheriffs.
The Broward Sheriffs Office's mission is to provide the highest level of professional public
safety services to this community. The Sheriff's Office provides for the public's safety by
maintaining and enhancing community policing and continuing to enlist the support of the
public, and accomplishing all this with significantly shrinking resources. Reduced revenues
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from taxable sources seriously threaten the Sheriffs Office ability to maintain the level of
vigilance that is required to maintain public safety.
The Sheriffs Office has applied for funding under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program in an
effort to prevent layoffs of up to 177 deputy sheriff positions or at the very least, significantly
reduce a number of them. The Sheriffs Office needs assistance which would allow it to enhance
its ability to participate in local cost reductions while at the same time not eliminating the
number of deputy sheriffs who provide a safe environment for Broward County's families and
visitors.
The potential exists to do ineparable harm to Broward County unless the Sheriffs Office
receives this funding. Florida generally and Broward County specifically have been devastated
by this recession. One only needs to look at the unemployment rate and the number of home
foreclosures to see that.
As you move forward in administering funds tluough the American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act, we strongly support the Broward Sheriffs Office application for COPS Hiring Recovery
Program funding.
Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz :_ V
Member of Congress

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The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General, United States Department of Justice
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Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Attorney General Holder:
It is with great respect that we write today regarding the Recovery and Reinvestment Act's
COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP). While we are grateful that this program will provide
$1 billion to law enforcement agencies nationwide, we were disappointed that the Broward
Sheriff's Office (BSO) was not included among the recipients.
The Broward Sheriff's Office is the largest fully accredited Sheriffs Office in the nation. Not
only do the officers ofBSO police Port Everglades and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Airport, these men and women are the primary law enforcement for 14 municipalities and the
vast unincorporated areas within Broward County.
When the BSO applied for a CHRP grant, their application was scored at 92.3%. 1bis score
made tl:leirs .f:lte ..
... two applications. Moreover, sixteen agencies with lower scores than the BSO
received CHRP grants, while the BSO did not.
The operations of the BSO are funded by the Board of County Commissioners and their main
source of revenue is a tax based upon the market value of homes in Broward County. As a result
of the steep decline in home values during the past few years, funding for the BSO has dropped
sharply. This year the Sherriff s Office may be forced shrink their payroll by up to 177 deputy
sheriff positions. With their application for a CHRP grant, the BSO was seeking to keep some of
these deputies in uniform.
Broward Sheriff's Office has demonstrated a clear need for grant funding through this program.
We, the Members of the Broward County Congressional Delegation, ask that you strongly
consider the Broward Sherriffs Office when making any additional grant or reallocation
decisions related to this, or other similar programs.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
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Thank you for your continued and thoughtful consideration.
Sincerely,
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Member of Congress
Ron Klein
Member of Congress
CHARLES E. SCHUMER
NEW YORK
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Attorney General of the United States
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania A venue, NW
Washington DC, 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder,
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
January 27, 2010
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I am pleased to write in support of the application submitted by the Yonkers Police
Department for funding under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program. Such funding will allow the
Yonkers Police Department to hire additional police officers and protect its community.
Located on the border of New York City, Yonkers is a densely populated urban area. The
Yonkers Police Department has a history of dealing with violent crimes including gang activity,
illegal drugs and gun-related crimes. Yonkers Police Department also must always be on alert for
terror related crimes both in New York City and at Yonkers Hillview Reservoir, which provides
New York City with a significant portion of its drinking water. The Department also must be
aware of any suspicious activity at its nine Metro North commuter rail stations, all of which are
potential terrorist targets. Due to the desperate need for law enforcement throughout Yonkers, it
is necessary the departmentreceives sufJ.!cient fu!ldiJ1gt()hehl!llaintain .. arui.expanditsfureein
-.. OfOOFt<rpftltectthecoiJ'tl:!itllllt)ianiii!ie welrbeing of the people.
With funding provided by the COPS Hiring Recovery Program, Yonkers Police
Department will be able to fund new positions and hire enough police officers to keep the
community secure and protect the citizens from harmful criminal activity. The aid will help
prepare the department for future dangers and adequately protect the residents.ofYonkers, as
well as those of New York City. I applaud the Yonkers Police Department for its foresight, and I
sincerely hope the application for funding meets with your approvaL
Thank you for your consideration. For additional information, please do not hesitate to
contact me or my Grants Director, Grant Kerr, in my Washington office at 202.224.6542.

Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator
CHARLES E. SCHUMER
NEW YORK
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Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General,
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
August 2, 2010
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I am pleased to write in support of the application submitted by the City of Cortland
Police Department for funding under the 2010 COPS Hiring Program. Such funding will enable
the City of Cortland to pay for an entry level police officer.
The City of Cortland is located in Cortland County, New Y ark. The brave men and
women who make up this police department protect almost 20,000 people who are spread out
over almost four miles. As we all know, these are challenging economic times, particularly for
the City of Cortland which has a 25 percent poverty rate. With unprecedented levels of
unemployment, it is difficult for the City to raise taxes needed for personnel, services, programs,
and equipment. Given these challenges, the City of Cortland needs federal help now more than
ever.

critical entry level police officer. Bolstering our police forces is absolutely imperative to
preserving the safety and security of our communities, and I applaud the City of Cortland Police
Department for its foresight. Thank you for your consideration.
Thank you for your consideration. For additional information, please do not hesitate to
contact me or my grants director, Grant Kerr, in my Washington office at 202.224.6542.

Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator
CHARLES E. SCHUMER
NEW YORK
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June 13, 2011
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I am pleased to write in support of the application submitted by the Onondaga County
Sheriffs Office for funding from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program.
Such funding will allow the Onondaga County Sheriffs Office to provide the. best community-
oriented policing services to its population.
The Onondaga County Sheriffs Office has been a community policing agency since
1995, their mission being to safeguard life and property, preserve the peace, prevent and detect
crime, enforce the law, and protect the rights of the citizens. This is accomplished through a
philosophy of community policing and a strategy involving proactive policing and innovative
problem solving. As the county's population continues to grow, and development expands, it has
become critical for the Sheriffs Office to effectively deploy its limited resources in order to
issues. _ __
In order to provide the best community policing services, the Onondaga County Sheriffs
Office has several positions it would like to add to the office. The positions will be used to
broaden and expand efforts to supervise sex. offenders, establish a gun offender monitoring unit,
increase DWI public awareness and frequency of enforcement details, and to add an officer to
the Community Relations Unit that will allow the unit to resume the past practice of attending
community events.! applaud the Onondaga County Sheriffs Office for its foresight, and I
sincerely hope its application meets with yom approval.
. Thank you for your consideration. For additional information, please do not hesitate to
contact me or my Grants Director, Grant Kerr, in my Washington office at 202.22.4,6'542,
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CHARLES E. SCHUMER
NEW YORK
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Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General:
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
June 13, 2011
I am pleased to write in support of the application submitted by the Utica Police
Department for funding from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring
Program. Such funding will allow the police department to increase the level of service to its
increasing population of immigrants and refugees.
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The City of Utica, New York, is a small city that deals with the problems of America's
larger cities, but lacks the resources oflarge cities. It is one ofNew York's poorest cities and the
region has experience a significant decline in its population, resulting in a shrinking tax-base,
putting a strain on resources available for law enforcement This has caused the Utica Police
Department to reduce its police force by seven officers, making it difficult to meet the needs of
the community. As well, the population of Utica is changing; today about 20 percent of the city's
population comes from foreign countries, requiring more focused attention by the Utica Police
DepartmenHotne.growTnJ;ntee-dscofthecomnrrnrityo ;
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With funding, the Utica Police Department would be able to renew its focus on social and
quality of life issues while ensuring public safety, increasing community support and restoring
the City of Utica. As Utica has the fourth largest Bosnian community in the country, the
department seeks to better address the growing needs of the changing community by increasing
the level of service to the immigrant and refugee population. Additionally, grant funding would
enable the department to partner with The Mohawk Valley Resource Centerfor Refugees to
reach diverse emerging populations in Utica. I applaud the Utica Police Department for its
foresight, and I sincerely hope its application meets with your approval.
Thank you for your consideration, For additional information, please do not hesitate to
contact me or my Grants Direct\lf> Kerr, in my Washington office at 202.224.6542.
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Charles E. Schumer
CHARLES E. SCHUMER
NEW YORK
The Honorable Eric H. Holder
Attorney General
US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
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I am pleased to write in support of the application submitted by the City of Auburn for funding
under the Community Oriented Policing Services Program. Such funding will enable the City of Auburn
to address critical crime problems and quality oflife issues in and around the City of Auburn.
Over the last five years, the City of Auburn has seen a 60 percent increase in violent crimes, a 39
percent increase in aggravated assault crimes, a 9 percent increase in burglary crimes, and a 53 percent
increase in motor vehicle thefts. As the Auburn Police Department is faced with significantly fewer
officers on the streets, officers are being asked to handle more service calls than ever before. This low
patrol officer to call ratio has eroded the quality of public safety in the Auburn community.
With federal support, the City of Auburn will be able to add an additional three police officers
over the next three years, These entry level police officers will be assigned to Auburn's Community
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severe' deficiencies in manpower, and I applaud the City of Auburn for its foresight. I sincerely hope its
application for funding meets with your approval.
Thank you for your consideration of this important request Please contact Grant Kerr at 202-224-
6542 if you have questions or need additional information.
Charles E. Schumer
CHARLES E. SCHUMER
NEW YORK
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I am pleased to write in support of the application submitted by the Lyons Police
Department for funding under the Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Recovery Grant
Program. Such funding will enable the Lyons Police Department to hire three additional full-
time police officers.
Serving the Vilhige of Lyons in Wayne County, New York, the Lyons Police Department
provides law enforcement services to nearly 3,500 residents. In 2008, Lyons police officers
responded to 6,659 calls for service, with a total of938 reported crimes. The Lyons Police
Department currently has fewer police officers per thousand residents than any other
municipality in Wayne County, with only 9 full-time equivalent police officers.
With funding, the Lyons Police Department will be able to hire three additional entry-
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Division, which would supplement the current force in responding to calls for service and free up
some man hours for conducting proactiwpo!icing progr<UnS. The third new officer will be
assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit, dedicated f<1ll-time to conducting criminal
investigations. I applaud the Lyons Police Department forits foresight, and I hope the
application for funding meets with your approvaL
Thank you for your consideration. For additional information, please do not hesitate to
contact me.or my Grants Director, Ellzabet!t Ilailey, in my Washington office at 202.224.6542.
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. Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator
CHARLES E. SCHUMER
NEW YORK
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The Honorable Eric H. Holder Jr.
Attomey General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania A venue, NW
Washington, DC 20506
Dear Attomey General Holder:
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
April 8, 2009
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I am pleased to.write in support of the application submitted by the Peekskill Police
Department for funding under the Community Oriented PolicingServices Hiring Recovery Grant
Program. Such funding will.enable the Peekskill Police Deprutment to hire four entry level
patrolmen.
Located in Westchester County, New York, the Peekskill Police Department employs
over 70 sworn personal, and each year handles nearly 30,000 calls for service, over 1,300 arrests,
and over I ,300 crime and incident investigations. In addition to routine police services, the
department deploys highly trained juvenile officers, a multi-disciplined tactical response unit, a
narcotics enforcement unit and a community policing detail, among other specialized units.
With funding, the Peekskill Police Department will be able to hire four entry level
patrolmen in order to bring the Department to full _
oenefitoiTfeefiigup-mofe-expenencecrofficersformore-complex assigninents such as anti-crime
details, narcotics enforcement, youth gang and crime diversion activities, and problem oriented
and community policing initiatives. I applaud the PeekskilfPolice Department for its foresight,
and I hope the application for funding meets with your approval.
Thank you for your consideration. For additional information, please do not hesitate to
contact me or my Grants Director, Elizabeth Bailey, in my Washington office at 202.224.6542.
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Sincerely,

Charles E.
United States Senator
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950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506
Dear Attorney General Holder:
April 13, 2009
I am pleased to write in support of the application submitted by the Village of Owego for
funding urtder the Community Oriented}'olicing Services Hiring Recovery Grant Program:
Such funding will enable the Village of Owego to hire three police officers.
The county seat of Tioga County, New York, the Village of Owego is home to
approximately 3,700 residents. Since 1853, the Owego Police Department has worked to protect
both life and property by enforcing the law and maintaining order in the Village of Owego.
With funding, the Village of Owego will be able to hire three police officers. The Village
intends to hire one trained and certified officer to be employed part time, and a second part time
officer who is currently in the Police Academy. The third new officer will be hired from the
current Civil Service eligibility lists. These three new officers will allow the police department
to assign additional officers to the Patrol Division, tasked with
-- -- -activitiesimrreantenn:eaasTirneeaofiiifdmoiirupoifiasslstance. th-e Village of Owego
hopes that this additional staff will allow the department to reinstitute additional youth services
and high visibility patrols in high complaint areas. I applaud the Village of Owego for its
foresight, and I hope the application for funding meets with your approval.
Thank you for your consideration. For additional information, please do not hesitate to
contact me or my Grants Director, Elizabeth Bailey, in my Washington office at 202.224.6542.
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The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.
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950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Attorney General Holder:
May 8, 2009
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We write in strong support of an application submitted last October by'the New
York/New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, seeking expansion of the HIDTA to
include New York's four northern border counties- Clinton, Franklin, Jefferson, and St.
Lawrence. We are aware that pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 1706, the Attorney General is empowered
to consult with the White House's Director of the Office ofNational Drug Control Policy over
whether the HIDTA designation should be extended to an area within the United States. We
therefore ask for your support and assistance in ensuring that the pending application is granted.
It is without question that such an expansion of the HIDTA would be warranted. The
region's geographic attributes and transportation infrastructure create conditions conducive for
drug smuggling. These four counties feature 16 points of entry to the United States, three of
which are within the top ten most used points of entry on the United States northern border. In
m- additJrm; the emmttes are 00me to-l'l-alrjlem,-ioolm!iflg intematiooal air;>6!'1sffi -/atert6Wfl, -
Plattsburgh, Ogdensburg, and Massena. Three of the counties border the St. Lawrence River,
which provides international shipping access to much of the United States via the Great Lakes St.
Lawrence Seaway System. In addition, the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation straddles the United
States/Canada border in Franklin County.
As described in the application, smugglers increasingly take advantage of the region's
transportation networks to move Canadian hydroponic marijuana into the United States through
the four counties. The marijuana is then transported downstate to Syracuse and Albany, where it
is sold to drug traffickers, often from New York City, who further distribute it throughout the
nation.
As you know, in 2007, the HIDTA was expanded to include the counties- Onondaga and
Albany- in which Syracuse and Albany are located. In addition, Erie and Monroe, two border
counties, were added at that time. The addition of the four counties in 2007 has played a
significant role in facilitating communication between state, local and federal law enforcement
agencies, and in disrupting and dismantling drug trafficking and money laundering organizations
in the region. The addition of the Clinton, Franklin, Jefferson, and St. Lawrence Counties would
play a critical role in reducing the flow of narcotics throughout New York, and into the rest of
the United States- a goal on which we can all agree.
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We greatly appreciate your assistance to New York State and your continued leadership
of the Department of Justice. We look forward to seeing these counties added to the HIDTA,
and to working together with you on future criminal justice endeavors.
Sincerely,
.CI.,.t_
Charles E. Schumer IJ:&:ten E. Gillibrand Jo M. McHugh
United States Senator United States Senator U ited States Representative
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Dear Attorney General Holder:
WASHINGTON. DC 20510
April 28, 2009
I am pleased to write in support of the application submitted by the City of Batavia for
funding under the Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Recovery Grant Program.
Such funding will enable the Batavia Police Department to hire one full-time sworn officer.
Located in Genesee County, New York, the City of Batavia has had to eliminate two
police officer positions over the past three years due to financial constraints. Prior to staffing
reductions, the Batavia Police Department had maintained a Neighborhood Enforcement Team
Office that was responsive to neighborhood issues. The City of Batavia reports that this
reduction has limited the Police Department's ability to maintain its community policing effort
and to provide neighborhood services and related crime prevention activities at previous jevels.
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With funding, the City of Batavia will be able to hire a full-time sworn officer to staff the
Neighborhood Enforcement
n:ergn:oorliooiFconcerns-lnvolving qualitY of life issues; iiiC!uding heightened or perceived
criminal activity. The NET officer would carry out a multi-faceted approach to respond to
neighborhood needs, serving as the Police Department's single J?Oint of contact with
neighborhood and community leaders to identify neighborhood community policing needs and to
help direct the Police Department's response to those needs. I applaud the City of Batavia for its
foresight, and I hope the application for funding meets with your approval.
Thank you for your consideration. For additional infmmation, please do not hesitate to
contact me or my Grants Director, Elizabeth Bailey, in my office at 202.224.6542.

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I am pleased to write in support of the application submitted by the Norwich Police
Department for funding under the Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Recovery Grant
Program. Such funding will enable the Norwich Police Department to rehire 2 officers who are
currently scheduled to be laid off.
Located in Chenango County, New York, the Norwich Police Department has been in
existence since 1900. This small rural department currently consists of 19 full-time officers and
protects a jurisdictional population of 7,355 residents. As part of its community policing efforts,
theN orwich Police Department collaborates with local community organizations and
government agencies.
With funding, the Norwich Police Department will be able to rehire 2 officers who are
... ...currently scheduled .to..be laid offQD.Januat":t.,WW..--I apyltrnd the-N-ielr Palicei}epartment-
for the foresight, and I hope the application for funding meets with your approval.
Thank you for your consideration .. For ad(litional information, please do not hesitate to
contact me or my Grants Director, office at 202.224.6542.
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funding under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program. Such funding will enable New State
Police to have the resources they need to combat crime. fii ';:
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The New York State Police provides primary police services to rural areas of
that lack the resources to support a local police department. The State Police has developed and
implemented a flexible community policing strategy to help local police departments address
difficult crime problems, focusing on curbing illegal drug trafficking from New York City to
communities upstate and providing resources to help under-resourced communities investigate
violent and serial crimes. Unfortunately, the economic recession threatens to disrupt much of the
reductim:udorthe. State
Police projected at 17& troopers.
There is often a correlation between an economic downturn and an increase in crime and
with funding the State Police would be able to restore those 178 troopers and continue to work
with their local partners. It is vital that the State Police be given the resources necessary to
sustain community policing activities, and we applaud the New York State Police for its
foresight. We hope the application for funding meets with your approval.
Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,
Cw-&t-
Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator
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Kirsten E. Gillibrand
United States Senator
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Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General:
June 9, 2009
I am pleased to write in support of the application submitted by the City of Mount Vernon Police
Department for funding under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program. Such funding will enable the City of
Mount Vernon Police Department to hire new officers, as well as initiate new programs to ensure the
safety and welfare of the Mount Vernon community,
The City of Mount Vernon is an economically challenged municipality that encompasses 4.4
square miles just north of New York City. The Police Department is responsible for protecting Mount
Vernon's 68,381 residents, approximately 17,000 individuals per square mile. However, the City of
Mount Vernon Police Department has been forced to reduce overtime allotments, consequently reducing
patrol presence.
u ____ With fimding, the_Cizy_ofMOIIIl1.\'ernon Pniice Department will-be-able-to-hire tu''" --
implement a new initiative, Operation PROTECT, to combat Mount Vernon's increasing crime rate.
Operation PROTECT seeks to reduce violent crime and promote public trust. This will be done through
the enhancement oflaw enforcement and other public and private services in City neighborhoods. The
program \viii also engage City agencies and the Mount Vernon community in joint projects like vacant lot
clean ups, graffiti removal, building repair, and playground restoration. I applaud the City of Mount
Vernon Police Department for its foresight, and I hope the application for funding meets with your
approval.
Thank you for your consideration. For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me
or my Grants Director, Grant Kerr, in my Washington office at 202.224.6542,

Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator
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Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General:
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
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I am pleased to write in support of the application submitted by the City of Newburgh for'
funding under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program. Such funding will enable the City of
Newburgh to hire additional police officers.
The City ofNewburgh is located sixty miles north of New York City on the western side
of the Hudson River in Orange County, New York. It is a small, densely settled community of
3.9 square miles bounded by the Town ofNewburgh on the west and north, the Hudson River on
the east, and Town of New Windsor on the south. The city and its immediate suburbs have a
population of more than 100,000 persons!.:'. , . . ...
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and implement a Community Policing Model that would proactively address crime. Funding will
also allow the police department to cultivate relationships and build trust within the community.
I applaud the City of Newburgh for its foresighi, and I hope the application for funding meets
with your approval.
Thank you for your consideration. For additional information, please do not hesitate to
contact me or my Grants Director, Grant Kerr, in my Washington office at 202.224.6542.
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Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General:
June 17, 2009
I am pleased to write in support of the application submitted by the City of Cortland
Police Department for funding under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program. Such funding will
enable the Cortland Police Department to preserve and enhance its police roster.
The City of Cortland is located in Cortland County, New York, and has a population of
approximately 18,000. Cortland residents are struggling financially, which hampers the City's
ability to raise taxes for needed programs, personnel, and equipment.
With funding, the Cortland Police Department will be able to replace an entry-level
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Cortland Police Department to better serve the residents of Cortland, and I applaud Cortland for
its foresight. I hope the application for funding meets with your approval.
Thank you for your consideration. For additional infonnation, please do not hesitate to
contact me or my Grants Director, Grant Kerr, in my Washington office at 202.224.6542.

Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator
CHARLES E. SCHUMER
NEW YORK
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The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General:
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
July 9, 2009
I am pleased to write in support of the application submitted by the Town of Newburgh
for funding under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program. Such funding will enable the Town of
Newburgh to hire and rehire law enforcement officers.
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The Town of Newburgh is located approximately sixty miles north of New Y ark City and
has a population of approximately 30,000 people. Covering a forty-five square mile area, the
Town of Newburgh is bordered on the east by the Hudson River; the north by the Towns of
Marlboro and Plattekill; the west by the Town of Shawangunk; and on the south by the Town of
New Windsor.
With funding, the Town ofNewburgh will be able to hire six new law enforcement
officers and rehire two officers who have been laid off. I applaud the Town of Newburgh for its
foresight, and I hope the application for funding meets with your approval.
Thank you for your consideration. For additional information, please do not hesitate to
contact me or my Grants Director, Grant Kerr, in my Washington office at 202.224.6542.

Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator
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ALLYSON Y. SCHWARTZ
13TH DISTRICT, PENNSYlVANIA
COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS
SUBCOMM!lltES:
SElECT REVENUE MEASURES
SOCIAL SECUfUTV
COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET
Mr. Timothy Quinn
Acting Director
l!tongreS'S' ot tl)e Wntteb
J!?ouse of ll\epresentatibes
00\aSbington, J!IQI: 20515-3813
May28, 2009
United States Department of Justice-COPS
1100 Vermont Avenue, 10"' Floor
Washington, DC 20530
WASHINGTON OffiCE:
330 HoUSE OFfiCE BUilotNG
WASHINGTON, 0C20515
TEL: (202} 225--6111
FAX: ('202) 2.2&-{1611
DISTRICT OFfiCES:
7219 fll!INKI'OAOAVENUE
PHiliiOHPHIA, PA 19135
Tw (216)335-3355
FAX: (216) 333-4&08
706 WEST AVENUE
JENKINTOWN, PA 19046
TEL: (215} 517--5/2
FAX: (215) 517--6575
www.house.gov/sc:hwam:
RE: Lower Salford Police Department's application for the 2009 COPS Hiring Recovery
Program
Dear Mr. Quinn:
The Lower Salford Police Department has applied to the U.S. Department of Justice's COPS Hiring
Recovery Program through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of2009.
The Lower Salford Police Depattment is comprised of 18 police officers providing services to over
14,818 residents. The 2009 COPS Hiring Program will enable Lower Salford to hire one additional
police officer to help meet the policing needs of the community. In 2008, the department had 19 full
time officers, but after an officer retired, a decrease in.funding prevented the department from hiring
u.-epjacffitent. 'flreiriringireez<di:rrltadan-1rnpactorrtlr<ntepalffilem'tramtityThmeerthepolfcmg-
needs of the community. The funding will not only allow them to continue basic community policing
efforts, but also to enhance community policing initiatives. An increase in overall policing capacity
will benefit my district by both generating much needed employment and increasing the Township's
ability to protect and defend the public.
I urge you to give the Lower Salford Police Department's application every appropriate
consideration, to let me know when a decision about this grant bas been made, and to advise me of
the status of this application: Ifyou require any additional information, please do not hesitate to
contact my District Director, Julie Slavet, at 215-517-6572. Thank you for your kind attention to this
matter.
Sincerely,
Allyson Y. Schwartz
Member of Congress
CC: Tom Medwid, Chief of Police, Lower Salford Township
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13TH DISTRICT, PENNSYLVANIA
COMMITIEE ON WAYS AND MEANS
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COMM!ITEE ON THE BUDGET
Mr. Timothy Quinn
Acting Director
of tbe W:nttcb $tatc.s'
of 1\epre.lientatibe.li
jl!l(!: 20515-3813
May 18,2009
United States Department of Justice-COPS
1100 Vennont Avenue, to'h Floor
Washington, DC 20530
WASHINGTON OFFICE:
330 CANNON HoUSE 0FF1Cf:: 6UtlOINO
WASHINGTON, OC 2Q515
TEL: !202)225--6111
FAX: {202) 216-{1611
OISTI'IICT Off-ICES:
7219 FflANKFOAO AVENUE
PHilAOElffiiA, PA 19135
(215) 33&-3355
fAX; (215) 333--4508
706 WEST AvENUE
JeNKINTOWN, PA 19046
TEL: {215) 517-6572
FAX:
www.house.gov/schwaru
RE: Upper Gwynedd Police Department's application for the 2009 COPS Hiring Recovery
Program
Dear Mr. Quinn:
The Upper Gwynedd Police Department has applied to the U.S. Department of Justice's COPS
Hiring Recovery Program through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of2009.
The Upper Gwynedd Police Department is comprised of twenty one police officers providing
services to over 14,000 residents in Upper Gwynedd Township. The 2009 COPS Hiring Program will
allow Upper Gwynedd Township to hire one additional police officer to help meet the policing needs
of an expanding community. The funding will not only allow them to _
poTtcTngef!Ons,ouno aTso-confiiiiie ilielr ongoln)icflme prevention and-jtivenile awareness
programs. An increase in overall policing capacity will benefit my district by both generating much
needed employment and increasing the Township's ability to protect the public.
I urge you to give the Upper Gwynedd Police Department's application every appropriate
consideration, to let me know when a decision about this grant has been made, and to advise me of
the status of this application. If you require any additional infonnation, please do not hesitate to
contact my District Director, Julie Slave!, at 215-5176572. Tharlk you for your kind attention to this
matter.
Sincerely,
Allyson Y. Schwartz
Member of Congress
CC: David W. DnffY, ChiefofPo1ice, Upper Gwynedd Township
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ALLYSON Y. SCHWARTZ
13TH DISTIIiCT, PNNS'(lVA<"
. COMMITIEE ON WAYS AND MEANS
SUBCOMMiffiES:
SELECT REVENUE MEASURES
SOCIAL SECURITY
COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET
Mr. Timothy Quinn
Acting Director
Qtongrtss of tbt Wntteb i>tates
of t\cpte!icntatf!ms
:mqr: 20515-3813
May 14,2009
United States Department of Justice-COPS
1100 Vermont Avenue, 1oth Floor
Washington, DC 20530
WASHINGTON OFFICE:
330 CANNON HOIJSE 0FF!CE BUILDlNG
WASHINGTON, DC 20516
TEL: (202}225-6"111
FAX: (202}22:8-{)61 1
OIS1RICT OF ACES:
7219 fllANKPORO AVENUE
PHilADELPHIA, PA 19135
TEL; (215) 335--3355
FAX: (215) 333--4508
706 WEST AVENUE
JmKINTOWN. PA 19046
TEe (216)
FAX: {216) 517-657&

RE: North Wales Borough Police Department's application for the 2009 COPS Hiring
Recovery Program
Dear Mr. Quinn:
The North Wales Borough Police Department has applied to the U.S. Department ofJustice's
2009 COPS Hiring Recovery Program through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of
2009.
The North Wales Police Department is comprised of four full-time and two part-time police
................. _ officers. 2009 COPS Hiring Program funding will allow North Wales Borough to hire an
.... addltionaTfun:timeJ!oliceuffioort&GOOiinue.c<wmll!!ityRQlici_I1g efforts, as well as to expand
services by reaching out to local groups and businesses to promotethesa:Iet)'orffiifcornmmrity;-
This support will also enable the borough to implement foot patrols which were once a critical
part of local policing efforts. Ail increase in overall policing capacity will benefit my district by
both generating much needed employment in a strained economy and increasing the borough's
ability to protect the public.
I urge you to give the North Wales Police Department's application every appropriate
consideration, to )et m'il know Vi hen a dedsion .about this gi'llllt has been m!\de, iuid to advise me
of the status of this application. If you require any addiiionalinformation, plea8e do not hesitate
to contact my District Director, Julie Slavet, at 215-5176572. Thank you for your kind attention
to this matter.
CC: Susan Patton, North Wales Borough Manager
Sincerely,
Allyson Y. Schwartz
Member of Congress
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ALLYSON Y. SCHWARTZ
WASHINGTON OFFICE:
13TII 01STfiiCT, PtiNSVLVANlA
330 CANNON HoUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20516
TEL: (202) 22&-6111
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J!)ou!:le of l\tpttlltntatibt!:l
j)i)Qt 20515-3613
fAX; {202) 226-{1611
0\SlRICf OFFICES:
7219 FRANKFORD AVENUE
Pt!ILAOELPHIA, PA 19135
TEL: (215}335-3355
FAX: (215) 333--4508
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Mr. Timothy Quinn
Acting Director
United States Department of Justice-COPS
1100 Vermont Avenue, l0
1
h Floor
Washington, DC 20530
May28, 2009
706 Wnn AVENUE
JENKINTOWN, PA 19046
TEL: (215) 517-6572
FAX: {215}517...575

RE: Montgomery Township Police Department's application for the 2009 COPS Hiring
Recovery Program
Dear Mr. Quinn:
Montgomery Township Police Department has applied to the U.S. Department of Justice's 2009
COPS Hiring Recovery Program through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009.
The Montgomery Township Police Department provides services to over 24,000 residents, 1200
businesses, and five state highways which traverse the township. The 2009 COPS Hiring
Program ftmding will enable Montgomery Township to hire three additional police officers to
- --- meenhepulicing needs of .. Qapli.City_ _ _ _ __ _
will benefit my district by both generating much needed employment in a strained economy and
increasing the township's ability to protect and defend the public.
I urge you to give the Montgomery Towuship Police Department's application every appropriate
consideration, to let me know when a decision about this grant has been made, and to advise me
of the status of this application. If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate
to contact my District Director, Julie Slave!, at 215-517-6572. Thank you for your kind attention
to this matter.
Sincerely,
Allyson Y. Schwartz
Member of Congress
CC: Richard Brady, Chief of Police, Montgomery Township
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ALL YSON Y. SCHWARTZ
13TH DISTAICT,
COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS
SUBCOMMIDEES:
SELECT Revn;ue MEASURES
SOCIAL SECORITY
COMMIITEE ON THE BUDGET
Mr. Timothy Quinn
Acting Director
Q!:ongre.s.s of tbe
1!)ouf5t of llttpte.s'entatibe.s'
20515-3813
May28, 2009
United States Department of Justice-COPS
II 00 V ennont A venue, I oth Floor
Washington, DC 20530
WASHINGTON OFfiCE:
330 CANtlON HOUSE Df'FICE B\JILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
Tet: {202) 225-6111
FAX: (202) 225--0611
OISTFUCT OffiCES:
7219 fRANKfORD
PHILADElPHIA, PA 19135
TeL: f215)33S--l355
FAX; (215}333-4508
706 WesT AVENUE
JENKINTOWN, PA 19046
Tn: (215)511--572
FAX: (215}517--6575
WNW.housa.gov/schwartz
RE: Hatboro Police Department's application for the 2009 COPS Hiring Recovery Program
Dear Mr. Quinn:
The Hatboro Police Department has applied for to the U.S. Department of Justice's 2009 COPS
Hiring Recovery Program through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of2009.
The Hatboro Police Department is comprised of 14 full-time police officers. The 2009 COPS
Hiring Program will enable Hatboro to hire an additional full-time police officer to help meet the
policing needs of an expanding community. The borough has had 14 police officers since the
1970s, but as the community continues to grow, there is a higher demand for police services. The
. _ _ _ .............. additionaLofficer_will.pmv:ide.gr.eate.rp.11iroLcoYerag.ewi1b_anempjl..l!J>i..o.!l.R.tQ.lllem-Qlyin.z.and
community oriented policing. An increase in overall policing capacity will benefit my district by
both generating much needed employment and increasing the borough's ability to protect and defend
the public.
I urge you to give the Hatboro Police Department's application every appropriate consideration,
to let me know when a decision about this grant has been made, and to advise me of the status of
this application. If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact my
District Director, Julie Slave!, at 215-517-6572. Thank you for your kind attention to this matter.
Sincerely,
Allyson Y. Schwartz
Member of Congress
CC: Jim Gardner, Chief of Police, Hatboro Police Department
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COMMtTIEE ON WAYS AND MEANS
SUSCOMMITIEE$:
SELECT REvtONUE MEASUI\ES
SociAL SECUFIITY
COMMlTIEE ON THE BUDGET
Mr. Timothy Quiun
Acting Director
Ql:ongrc%% of tbc Wnttch
of
JDI!t 20515-3813
June 8, 2009
United States Department of Justice-COPS
1100 Vermont Avenue, l0
1
h Floor
Washington, DC 20530
1/fJ
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
V TEL: (202) 225--6111
FAX: (202)226--0011
DISTRICT OFfiCES:
7219 FRANKFORD AVENUE
Pi11LAOLPHIA. PA 19135
!215) 335-3355
FAX: 1215) 333-4508
706 Wurr AVENUE
JENKINTOWN, PA 19046
TEl: (215)517--6572
FAX: (215) 517--6575
www.house.gov(sthwartz
RE: Plymouth Township Police Department's application for the 2009 COPS Hiring
Recovery Program
Dear Mr. Quinn:
The Plymouth Township Police Department has applied to the U.S. Department of Justice's 2009
COPS Hiring Recovery Program through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of2009.
The Plymouth Township Police Department provides services to over 16,000residents in
Plymouth Township. The 2009 COPS Hiring Program will enable Plymouth Township to hire 3
additional police officers to help meet the policing needs of the community. The additional
officers will allow the department to reinstate the Special Investigation Unit and supplement the
m -patmhlivisimt, whieh - eliminatOO-a&-a-result-Gf the &trained economy..$pecificJill}'.the_ -
Specia!Jnvestigation Unit will target geographic areas of the township where to identify
conditions contributing to public safety problems such as parks, nuisance bars, and shopping
districts. An increase in overall policing capacity will benefit my district by both generating much
needed employment and increasing the borough's ability to protect and defend the public.
I urge you to give the Plymouth Township Police Department's application every appropriate
consideration, to let me know when a decision about this grant has been made, and to advise me
of the status of this application. If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate
to contact my District Director, Julie Slave!, at 215-517-6572. Thank you for your kind attention
to this matter.
Sincerely,
Allyson Y. Schwartz
Member of Congress
CC: Officer Michael Cassidy, Plymouth Township Police Department
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ALL YSON Y. SCHWARlZ
13TH DISTRICT, PHINSYl.VAtiiA
COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS
SU!lCOMMITifES:
SELECT REVENUE MEASURES
SociAL SECURITY
COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET
Mr. Timothy Quinn
Acting Director
Qtongresrs of tbe Wntteb Mates
of 31.\cprcricntatibe%
Mlasblnnton,jl)QC 20515-3813
June 8, 2009
United States Department of Justice-COPS
1100 Vermont Avenue, 10
1
h Floor
Washington, DC 20530
WASHINGTON OFFICE:
330 CANNON HOUSE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
TEL: (202) 225--6111
FAx: (202} 226--0611
DISTRICT OFfiCES:
7219 fRANKFORD AVENUE
PHILADELPIM, PA 19135
ln: {215) 335--3355
fAX: (215) 333-4508
706 WEST AvENUE
JENKINTOWN, PA19046
TEL: (216) 517-6572
FAX: {215) 517--6575
www.house.gov/schwartz
RE: Whitpain Township Police Department's application for the 2009 COPS Hiring
Recovery Program
Dear Mr. Quinn:
The Whitpain Township Police Department has applied to the U.S. Department of Justice's 2009
COPS Hiring Recovery Program through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of2009.
The Whitpain Township Police Department provides services to over 18,500 residents in
Whitpain Township. The 2009 COPS Hiring Program will enable Whitpain Township to hire one
additional police officer to help meet the policing needs of the community. This funding will
m. aTioW11l.e1oW!TSirirrto itte1ease
area with high incident rates. An increase in overall policing capacity will benefit my district by
both generating much needed employment and increasing the borough's ability to protect and defend
the public.
I urge you to give the Whitpain Township Police Department's application every appropriate
consideration, to let me know when a decision about this grant has been made, and to advise me
of the status of this application. If yon require any additional information, please do not hesitate
to contact my District Director, Julie Slavet, at 215-517-6572. Thank yon for your kind attention
to this matter.
Sincerely,
Allyson Y. Schwartz
. of Congress
CC: John Marcarelli, Director of Finance, Whitpain Township
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Ali..YSON Y. SCHWARTZ
131fl DISTRICT, PENNSYLVANIA
COMMITIEE ON WAYS AND MEANS
SUBCOMMinEES:
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SOCIAL SECURITY
COMMITIEE ON THE BUDGET
Mr. Timothy Quinn
Acting Director
<!Congress of tbe 'Mnitel:l
J!)oul!c of ll\eprel!entatibe5
'@llmJbittgton, iilCC 20515-3813
July6, 2009
United States Department of Justice-COPS
1100 Vermont Avenue, lO'h Floor
Washington, DC 20530
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WASf!INGTON OFFICE: -:-::;-r----
330 CANNON HOUSE OffiCE BuiLDING
WASfiiNGTON, DC 20515
TEL: (202) 2:(5--8111
FAX: 1202) 226--0611
DISTRICT OFFIC(S:
7219 fRANKFORD AVENUE
PHilADELPttiA, PA 19135
TEL: 1215} 3353355
FAX: 1215) 333--4506
7(16 WEST AVENUE
JENKINTOWN, PA 19046
TEL: {215) 517-6572
FAX: \215)517-6575
www.house.gov/schw<uil
RE: Whitemarsh Township Police Department's application for the 2009 COPS Hiring
Recovery Pro gram _ ,;
Dear Mr. Quinn:
Whitemarsh Township Police Department has applied to the U.S. Department of Justice's 2009
COPS Hiring Recovery Program through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of2009.
The Whitemarsh Township Police Department provides services to over 16,700 residents. The
2009 COPS Hiring Program funding will enable Whitemarsh Township to hire two new patrol
_ ___ _____ _ ___ ___ officers allowing the department to assign personnel to the Community Policing
-- andlllvestigaliveVn1fs:Tlli!rfurrdtng--withrlro-enabte-the--department to- estahli sh
Development Committee, Victims Advocacy Team, Police Service Assessment Team, and
additional Police volunteer programs. An increase in overall policing_ capacity will benefit my
district by both generating much needed employment in a strained economy and increasing
the township's ability to protect and defend the public.
I urge you to. give the Whitemarsh Township Police Department's application every appropriate
consideration, to let me know when a decision about this grant has been made, anq to advise me
of the status of this application, If yqu require any additional infoimation,please do not
to contact my District Director, Julie Slave!, at 215-517-6572. Thank you fqryour kind attention
to this maher. _
Sincerely, _
AllysonY. Schwartz
Member of Congress
CC: Fran Wheatley, Police Sergeant, Whitemarsh Police Department
Heather Chiarlanza, Administrative Assistant, Whitemarsh Township Police Dept.
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Office of Legislative Affaixs
U.S. Department ofJustice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 1145
Washington, DC 20530
VIA FAX: (202) 514-4482
Re: Village of Bayside Police Department
9075 N. Regent Road
Bayside, WI 53217
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I am writing in support of the Village of Bayside, Wisconsin Police Department (BPl>) and
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It is my understanding that if awarded, BPD would use the funding to cover the cost of two
additional entry level officers which will ease the burden of maintaining the minimum staff
needed on duty, allowing the Department to better provide needed services to the
community. With this in mind, I ask that you include this correspondence with their
submission, and encourage you to give this grant application every consideration as a
decision is reached.
In the event you have questions about this matter, please do not hesitate to contact Brit Schiel
:in my District Office at 262-784-1111. Thank you for your consideration.
FJS:bas
MAY. 4. 2009 3:04PM
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May4, 2009
Acting Assistant Attorney General for Office
ofLegislative Affairs
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 1145
Wa.mington, DC 20530
VIA FAX: (202) 514-4482
Re: Whitefish Bay Police Department
5300 N. Marlborough Drive
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
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I am writing on behalf of the Village of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin Police Department and
their recent application fol:' the COPS Sec1.lre 0\U' Schools grant program.
I am told the Police Department, along with the Whitefieh :Bay School District, would use the
funding to install security cameras in school entrances and in areas which are typically
isolated. It is believed internal and external monitoring will increase student and faculty
safety. Because of budget restraints, 'the project l!finstalling cameras has not yet been
complete. Therefore, I ask that this application be given full consideration as a decision is
reached.
Should you have any questions about this matter, please do not hesitate to contact Brit Schiel
in my District Office at 262-784-1111. Thank you for your consideration.
Sintfh
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REP SENSENBRENNER
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May4,2009
Acting Assistant Attorney General for Office
ofLegislative Affairs
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Penusylvanla Avenue, NW, Room 1145
Washington, DC 20530
VlA FAX: (202.) 514-4482
R.e: Whitefish Bay :Police Department
5300 N. Marlborough Drive
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Dear Ms. Burton:
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Recently, Whitefish Bay, a quiet suburban conlmlll)itr., was the focal point oflmadlines when
one of its teenaged residents died in an apparent drug overdose. To prevent future tragedies
of this scale, neighbors, the Police Department, local government officials, and the school
district worked to develop solutions, one of which was to apply for CHRP funding.
If awarded, it is my understanding money from this. grant will be u.sed to boost the police
presence in schools by hiring a Police Department School Resource Officer. The officer
would serve as a liaison between staif, students, and parents, and identify problems before
they become 1.Ullllllllllgeable. Therefore, with the safety of stUdents in mind, I encoUI.'age you
to give this grant application every consideration as a decision is reached.
SbO'Uld you have any questions about this matter, please do not hesitate to contact Brit Schiel
in my District Office at 262-784-1111, Thank you for your consideration.
F. J SENSENBRENNER, JR.
Member of Congress
JEFF SESSIONS
AlABAMA
'llnited
The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:
WASHINGTON, DC 20510--0104
June 2, 2011
COMMtTTEES
BUDGET
Ranking Member
JUDICIARY
ARMED SERVICES
ENVIRONMENT AND PUBUC WORKS
I am writing to express my utmost support of the grant application submitted by the
Coosa County Sheriffs Office to the US Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented
Policing Services for the COPS Hiring Program.
This funding, if awarded, would enable the Coosa County Sheriffs Office to enhance its
law enforcement capabilities by hiring new officers. Currently, the officers are spread thin and it
is a struggle to provide comprehensive community outreach, protection and enforcement.
Additional officers are critical to enable the department to work more proactively in the
community on crime prevention efforts. Furthermore, a larger force would allow each officer to
. wQr\(morethoroughly on reports and investigations of crime-related activities. The department
has a
ensure sustainability following the grant.
Upon review of the grant application submitted by the Coosa County Sheriffs Office, I
am certain you will agree that it has merit and is worthy of funding. Therefore, I urge your full
consideration and await a favorable response.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact
Michelle Tims, Grants and Projects Director, in my Birmingham office at 205-731-1500.
JS:ch
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AlABAMA
The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:
WASHINGTON, DC 205HHJ104
Aprill2,2010
COMMITTEES:
JUOK:IAIW
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AflMEO SERVICES
EN"Ef\GY ANO NA1Uf1At RESOURCES
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I am writing to express my utmost support of the grant application submitted by the
Coosa County Sheriffs Office to the US Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented
Policing Services for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
This funding, if awarded, would enable the Coosa County Sheriffs Office to enhance its
law enforcement capabilities by hiring additional law enforcement personnel. The current staff
levels are inadequate and it is a struggle to provide comprehensive community outreach,
protection and enforcement. Additional personnel are critical to enable the Coosa County
Sheriffs Office to expand community programs and work more proactively on crime prevention
efforts. The office has a commendable recruitment plan and is working closely with county
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certain you will agree that it has merit and is worthy funding, Therefore, I urge your full
consideration and await a favorable response. .,.
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If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact
Michelle Tims, Grants and Projects Director, in my Birmingham office at 205-731-1500.
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ALABAMA
The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:
L}lln\ted
WASHINGTON, DC 20510-0104
June 30, 2010
COMMil fEES:
JUDICIARY
Rtmking Membec
ARMED SERVICES
ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
BUDGE!
I am writing to express my utmost support of the grant application submitted by the
Alabama Department of Public Safety (ADPS) to the US Department of Justice's Office of
Community Oriented Policing Services for the COPS Hiring Program.
This funding, if awarded, would enable the ADPS to enhance its law enforcement
capabilities by hiring 38 additional state troopers. Currently, the troopers are spread thin and it is
a struggle to provide comprehensive outreach, protection and enforcement Additional troopers
are critical to enable the state to work more proactively in communities on crime prevention
efforts. A larger force would allow each trooper to work more thoroughly on reports and
investigations of crime-related activities. The ADPS has a commendable recruitment plan and is

Upon review of the grant application submitted by the ADPS, I am certain you will agree
that it has merit and is worthy of funding. Therefore, I urge your full consideration and await a
favorable response.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact
Michelle Tims, Grants and Projects Director, in my Birmingham office at 205-731-1500.
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AlA!:lAMA
The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:
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September 3, 2010
COMMITIEES
JUDICIARY
Mem/Jet
ARMED SERVICES
ENERGY AND NATUilAl RESOURCES
BUDGET
I am writing to express my utmost support for the grant application submitted by the
North Courtland Police Department to the US Department of Justice's COPS Office for the
Secure Our Schools Program.
Recently, the Lawrence County Board of Education consolidated two high schools into
North Courtland. I have been informed that there is a critical need for an officer to protect and
serve the students and staff at this new school. The North Courtland Police Department is
committed to providing a law enforcement officer within the school zone. I was pleased to hear
that the department has worked diligently on a budget in order to ensure that it can sustain this
officer and it has the support of the community in its efforts.
Upon review of this application, I am hopeful you will agree that it has merit and is
worthy of funding. Therefore, l urge your full consideratibn and await a favorable response. If l
can answer any questions or provide further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
JS:mt
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ALABAMA
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The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:
WASHINGTON, DC 20510-0104
June 2, 2011
COMMITTEES
BUOGE"f
Hanking Membr:u-
JUDICIARY
ARMED SERVICES
ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS
I am writing to express my utmost support of the grant application submitted by the
Gadsden Police Depa.timent to the US Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented
Policing Services for the COPS Hiring Program.
This funding, if awarded, would enable the Gadsden Police Department to enhance its
law enforcement capabilities by hiring four new officers. Currently, the officers are spread thin
and it is a struggle to provide comprehensive community outreach, protection and enforcement.
Additional officers are critical to enable the department to work more proactively in the
community on crime prevention efforts. Furthermore, a larger force would allow each officer to
work more thoroughly on reports and investigations of crime-related activities. The department
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ensure sustainability following the grant.
Upon review of the grant application submitted by the Gadsden Police Department, I am
certain you will agree that it has merit and is worthy of funding. Therefore, I urge your full
consideration and await a favorable response.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact
Michelle Tims, Grants and Projects Director, in my Birmingham office at 205-731-1500.
JS:ch
BIRMINGHAM
341 VANCE fEDERAl BUilDING
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BIRMINGHAM, AL35203--2l71
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AtAf!AMA
The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:

WASHINGTON, DC 2051(>-0104
June 10, 2011
COMMITTHS:
JUDICIARY
RJnXing Member
AllMW SERVICfS
ENERGY AND NATURAl RESOURCES
BUDGn
I am writing to express my utmost support of the grant application submitted by the
Ashland Police Department to the US Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented
Policing Services for the COPS Hiring Program.
This funding, if awarded, would enable the Ashland Police Department to enhance its law
enforcement capabilities by hiring a new officer. Currently, the officers are spread thin and it is
a struggle to provide comprehensive community outreach, protection and enforcement. An
additional officer is critical to enable the department to work more proactively in the community
on crime prevention efforts. Furthermore, a larger force would allow each officer to work more
tl;lpronghly on reports and investigations of crime-related activities. The department has a

sustainability following the grant.
Upon review of the grant application submitted by the Ashland Police Department, I am
certain you will agree that it has merit and is worthy of funding. Therefore, I urge your full
consideration and await a favorable response.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact
Michelle Tims, Grants and Projeets-f)irectcr, in :T!J' :.1t 205--731 1500.
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AlABAMA
tinited
The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:
WASHINGTON, DC 2051Q-0104
April 16, 2009
COMMmUS:
AllMED SERVICES
JUDICIARY
ENERGY AND NATURAl RESOURCES
BUDGET
I am writing to express. my utmost support of the grant application submitted by the
Sheffield Police D!lpartment to the US Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented
Policing Services for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
This funding, if awarded, would enable the Sheffield Police Department to enhance its
law enforcement capabilities by hiring two additional officers. Currently, the officers are spread
thin and it is a struggle to provide comprehensive community outreach, protection and
enforcement. Additional officers are critical to enable the department to work more proactively
in the community on crime prevention efforts. Additionally, a larger force would allow each
officer to work more thoroughly on r!lports and investigations of crime-related activities. The
witlttlteilityoo budget
niatters to ensure sustainability following the grant.
Upon review of the grant application submitted by the Sheffield Police Department, I am
certain you will agree that it has merit and is worthy of funding. Therefore, I urge your full
consideration and await a favorable response. If your staff has any questions or needs additional
information, please have them contact Michelle Tims, Grants and Projects Director, in my
Birmingham office at 205-731-1500.
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AlABAMA

The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:
WASHINGTON, DC 2051o-<l104
April 24, 2009
COMMITTEES:
ARMED Sf:RVIO::S
JUDICIARY
ENERGY ANO NAT\JRAl RE:SOURCES
BUDGET
I am writing to express my utmost support of the grant application submitted by the
Greene County Sheriff's Office to the US Departtnent of Justice's Office of Community
. Oriented Policing Services for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
This funding, if awarded, would enable the Greene County Sheriff's Office to enhance its
law enforcement capabilities by hiring an additional officer. Currently, the officers are spread
thin and it is a stmggle to provide comprehensive community outreach, protection and
enforcement. An additional officer is critical to enable the department to work more proactively
in the community on crime prevention efforts. A larger force would allow each officer to work
more thoroughly on reports and investigations of crime-related activities. The department has a
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sustainability following the grant.
Upon review of the grant application submitted by the Greene County Sheriffs Office, I
am certain you will agree that it has merit and is worthy of funding. Therefore, I urge your full
consideration and await a favorable response.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact
Michelle Tims, Grants and Projects Director, in my Birmingham office at 205-731-1500.
JS: mt
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ALABAMA
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JUDICIARY
ENEiiGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
BUDGET
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The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:
WASHINGTON, DC 20510--()104
April 24, 2009
I am writing to express my utmost support of the grant application submitted by tbe
Alabama Department of Public Safety (ADPS) to the US Department of Justice's Office of
Community Oriented Policing Services for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
This funding, if awarded, would enable tbe ADPS to enhance its law enforcement
capabilities by hiring I 00 additional state troopers. Currently, the troopers are spread thin and it
is a struggle to provide comprehensive outreach, protection and enforcement. Additional troopers
are critical to enable the state to work more proactively in communities on crime prevention
efforts. A larger force would allow each trooper to work more thoroughly on reports and
investigations of crime-related activities. The ADPS has a commendable recruitment plan and is
workil1g-CTosety-wmrlhe-state-oiiouogefmauerstoeiisuresusfa1riammyTo11owrn:g-tnegrant. -
Upon .review of tbe grant application submitted by tbe ADPS, I am certain you will agree
that it has merit and is worthy of funding. Therefore, J urge your full consideration and await a
favorable response.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact
Michelle Tims, Grants and Projects Director, in my Birmingham office at 205-731-1500.
JS:mt
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AlABAMA
itnitcd
The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
WASHINGTON, DC 2051o-D104
April24, 2009
Re: Ashland Police Department
Application #2009-Gl963-AL-SD
Dear Attorney General Holder:
COMMiffiS:
AAM0 SERVICES
JUPICIAI'IY
ENEAGY AND NATIJRAl RESOURCES
BUDGET
I am writing to express my utmost support for the application submitted by the Ashland
Police Department to the US Department of Justice for the Rural Law Enforcement Grant
Program.
This funding, if awarded, would enable the Ashland Police Department to improve its
capacity by utilizing technology and information sharing to combat crime in the community.
Ashland has been extremely limited in its ability to share intelligence and information with
local )aw 16 lhelack efteehntca!capifctfy.nlfifsn
assistance would allow the department t<> hire a records management clerk and purchase and
install' a records management system, dispatch recording system and a live scan fingerprint
system.
These enhancements are a priority to the Ashland. Police Department in an effort to be
more proactive in crime prevention and increase interoperable communications. I urge your full
consideration and await a favorable response. If I can answer any questions or provide
additional infOrmation, please do not hesitate to contact me.
JS:mt
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AlA6AMA
tlnitcd
The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:
WASHINGTON, DC 2051()-{)104
April 23, 2009
COMMJTTEES:

JVOICIARY
Ef'lERGY AND NATURAl RESOURCES
BUDGET
I am writing to express my utmost support of the grant application submitted by the
Lowndes County Sheriff's Department to the US Department of Justice's Office of Community
Oriented Policing Services for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
This funding, if awarded, would enable the Lowndes County Sheriffs Department to
enhance its law enforcement capabilities by hiring seven additional officers. Currently, the
officers are spread thin and it is a struggle to provide comprehensive community outreach,
protection and enforcement. Additional officers are critical to enable the department to work
more proactively in the community on crime prevention efforts. A larger force would allow each
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budget matters to ensure sustainability following the grant.
Upon review of the grant application submitted by the Lowndes County Sheriff's
Department, I am certain you will agree that it has merit and is worthy of funding. Therefore, I
urge your full consideration and await a favorable response.
If your staff has any questions or needs additional information, please have them contact
Michelle Tims,.Grants and Projects Director, in my Birmingham office at 20.5-731-1500.
JS:mt
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950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:
WASHINGTON, DC 2051(Hl104
April 24, 2009
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I am writing to express rnyutmost support of the grant application submitted by the
Jacksonville State University (JSU) Police Department to the US Department of Justice's Office
of Community Oriented Policing Services for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
This funding, if awarded, would enable the JSU Police Department to enhance its law
enforcement capabilities by hiring three additional officers. Currently, the officers are spread
thin and it is a struggle to provide comprehensive university outreach, protection and
enforcement. Additional officers are critical to enable the department to work more proactively
on campus crime prevention efforts. A larger furce would allow each officer to work more
thoroughly on reports and investigations of crime-related activities. The department has a
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sustainability following the grant.
Upon review of the grant application submittect by the JSU Police Department, I am
certain you will agree that it has merit and is worthy of funding. Therefore, I urge your full
consideration and await a favorable response.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact
Michelle Tims, Grants and Projects Director, in my Birmingham office at 205-731-1500.
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950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:
WASHINGTON, DC 20510--0104
April 24, 2009
BUDGET
I am writing to express my utmost support of the grant application submitted by the Perry
County Sheriffs Department to the US Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented
Policing Services for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program,
This funding, if awarded, would enable the Perry County Sheriffs Department to
enhance its law enforcement capabilities by hiring two additional officers. Currently, the
officers are spread thin and it is a struggle to provide comprehensive community outreach,
protection and enforcement. Additional officers are critical to enable the department to work
more proactively in the community on crime prevention efforts. A larger force would allow each
officer to work more thoroughly on reports and investigations of crime-related activities. The
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matters to ensure sustain ability following the grant.
Upon review of the gnmt application submitted by the Perry County Sheriffs
Department, I am certain you will agree that it has merit and is worthy of funding. Therefore, I
urge your full consideration and await a favorable response.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact
Michelle Tims, Grants and Projects Director, in my Birmingham office at 205-731-1500.
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950 Pennsylvania A venue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:
WASHINGTON, DC 2051(}--0104
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I am writing to express my utmost support of the grant application submitted by the Excel
Police Department to the US Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing
Services for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
This funding, if awarded, would enable the Excel Police Department to enhance its law
enforcement capabilities by hiring an additional officer. Currently, the department is spread thin
and it is a struggle to provide comprehensive community outreach, protection and enforcement.
An additional officer is critical to enable the department to work more proactively in the
community on crime prevention efforts. Additionally, a larger force would allow each officer to
work more thoroughly on reports and investigations of crime-related activities. The department
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ensure sustainability following the grant.
Upon review of the grant application submitted by the Excel Police Department, I am
certain you will agree that it has merit and is worthy of funding. Therefore, I urge your full
consideration and await a favorable response.
If you h<tve any questions or need .additional please do not hesitaie to Contact
Mtchelle Tims, Grant>; and Projects Pir.ector, in IllY Birmingham office at 205-731-1500,
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Dear Attorney General Holder:
WASHINGTON, DC 20510-0104
June 10, 2009
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I am writing to express my utmost support of the grant application submitted by the
Eutaw Police Department to the US Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented
Policing Services for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
This funding, if awarded, would enable the Eutaw Police Department to enhance its law
enforcement capabilities by hiring four additional officers, Currently, the officers are spread thin
and it is a struggle to provide comprehensive community outreach, protection and enforcement.
Additional officers are critical to enable the department to work more proactively in the
community on crime prevention efforts. Additionally, a larger force would allow each officer to
work more thoroughly on reports and investigations of crime-related activities. The department
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ensure sustainability following the grant. .. ., .- .
Upon review of the grant application submitted by the Eutaw Police Department, I am
certain you will agree that it has merit and is worthy of funding. Therefore; i urge your full
. consideration and await a favorable response.
If youhave any questions or need addition(!! information, please do not hesitate to contact
Michelle Tims, Grants.and Projects Director, in my Bitinillgliam officeatzOS-731-1500.
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Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney GimGral Holder:
WASHINGTON, DC 2051o-D104
June II, 2009
BUDGET
I am writing to express my utmost support of the grant application submitted by the
Bevill State Community College Police Department to the US Department of Justice's Office of
Community Oriented Policing Services for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
This funding, if awarded, would enable the Bevill State Community College Police
Department to enhance its law enforcement capabilities by hiring nine additional officers for the
four main campuses. Currently, the officers are spread thin and it is a struggle to provide
comprehensive campus outreach, protection and enforcement. Additional officers are critical to
enable the department to work more proactively throughout the campuses on crime prevention
efforts. Additionally, a larger force would allow each officer to work more thoroughly on
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sustainability following the grant.
Upon review of the grant application submitted by the Bevill State Community College
Police Department, I am certain you will agree that it has merit and is worthy of funding.
Therefore, I urge your .full consideration and await a favorable response.
If you have any questions or need additional infoffi.lation, ple3lle do riot hesitate to contact
Michelle Thns, Grants and ProjeCts Director, in my Biriningbam office atiOS-731 1500 ..
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950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder;
WASHINGTON, DC 2051Q-0104
June 25, 2009
I am writing to express my utmost support of the grant application submitted by the
Town of Beatrice to the US Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing
Services for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
BUDGET
This funding, if awarded, would enable the Town of Beatrice to enhance its law
enforcement capabilities by providing a full time officer. Currently, Beatrice can only offer part
time protection, which makes it a struggle to provide comprehensive community outreach,
protection and enforcement. A full time officer is critical to enable Beatrice to work more
proactively in the community on crime prevention efforts. The town has considered its budget
.. . . grant. __
Upon review of the grant application submitted by the Town of Beatrice, I am certain you
wili agree that it has merit and is worthy of funding .. Therefor.e,.);urge your full consideration
and await a favorable response.
If you have any questions or need additional information; please do not hesitate to contact
Michelle Tims, Grants and Projects Director, in my Birmingham office at 205-731-1 500.
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I am writing to express my utmost support of the grant application submitted by the
Town of Toxey, Alabama, to the US Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented
Policing Services for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
Currently, Toxey does not have a local law enforcement officer and depends on the
services of the Choctaw County Sheriffs Department. This funding, if awarded, would enable
Toxey to hire a police officer to patrol the town limits and surrounding areas. The Choctaw
County Sheriffs Deputies are spread thin and it is a struggle to provide comprehensive
community outreach, protection and enforcement in Toxey. Therefore, in order to provide
... conrprehensive and proactiv.tlccri=preYentiQil(lffor(s in the community, it is necessary for
Toxey to have its own local law enforcement. ----- -----
Upon review of the grant application submitted by the Town of Toxey, I am certain you
will agree that it has merit and is worthy of funding. Therefore, I urge your full consideration
and await a favorable response.
If you have any questions or need additional information, pi ease do not hesitate to contact
Michelle Tims, Grants and Projects Director, in my Birmingham office at 205-731-1500.

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Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:
WASHINGTON, DC 2051<Hl104
July 20, 2009
l am writing to express my utmost support of the grant application submitted by the
Morris Police Department to the US Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented
Policing Services for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
BUDGET
This funding, if awarded, would enable the Morris Police Department to enhance its Jaw
enforcement capabilities by hiring additional officers. Currently, the officers are spread thin and
it is a struggle to provide comprehensive community outreach, protection and enforcement.
Additional officers are critical to enable the department to work more proactively in the
community on crime prevention efforts. A larger force would allow each officer to work more
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sustainability following the grant.
Upon review of the grant application submitted by Morris Police Department, I am
certain you will agree that it has merit and is worthy of funding. Therefore, I urge your full
consideration and await a favorable response.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact
MichelleTims, Grants and Projects Director, in my Birmingham office at 205-731-1500.
Very truly yours,

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950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
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Re: Arab Police Department
Secure Our Schools Grant Program
Dear Attorney General Holder:
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I am writing to express my utmost support of the grant application submitted by the Arab
Police Department to the US Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing
Services for the Secure Our Schools Grant Program.
In recent years, the dramatic rise in illegal activities, particularly related to
methamphetamine, has contributed to increased crime such as burglary, property theft and
... _ 'lll!ldalism at all of the area's schools. This funding, if awarded, would enable Arab to install
security
effective in deterring or solving future crimes.
I wholeheartedly support this project and urge you to give this application your full
consideration. If I can answer any questions or be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to
contact me.
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Mr. David Buchanan
Acting Director
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Community Oriented Policing Systems
Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW lOth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
Dear Mr. Buchanan:
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WASHINGTON, DC 20515--4332
TELEPHONE: 202.225.2231
FAX: 202.225.5878
DISTRICT OFFICE:
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SUITE 1434
DAllAS, TEXAS 75251-1229
TELEPHONE: 972.392.0505
FAX: 972,392.0615
web page: W'IVW.house.gov/sessions/
1 was disappointed to learn that the Irving Police Department in Irving, Texas was not awarded a
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant from the Department of Justice funds
made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. I understand that
this grant was incredibly competitive and that only 31 of the 454 entities that applied were
awarded funds for new officers. However, I believe the way the grants were awarded should be
reexamined so that more applicants can benefit from the stimulus funds.
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in Arlington, Texas -located only a few miles away- received31 new officers. Both Irving and
Arlington have fairly large populations, 215,000 and 365,000 people, respectively. Thus, the
disparity in new officers ay.rarded from COPS grants to these two cities is cause for concern. I
believe the systeni would have been more_ equitable if the Department of Justice had not taken an
"all or nothing" appro:)ch ID).d the resources were more !'venly distributed among applicants.
Irving's crime rate is signifiqmt, and the City would have benefited greatly from even a few
more officers through the grant program.
According to the "Applicants Ranking by State" accessed on the COPS website, Arlington's
Crime and Community Policing lndex was 42.06 and Irving's was 31.50. I respectfully request
information on what specific factors were used to compile the.Crime and Community Policing
lndex. I appreciate your considerati,on of this request, and I look forward. to your response. If
you have any questions, please do not hesitate to _contact me or my Legislative Assistant Evan
Shoop at 202.225.2231 or e11)llil her at evan:shoop@mail.house.gov.
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Member of Congress
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JOE SESTAK
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CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
(202) 225-2011
July 8, 2009
Grant Administrator
U.S. Department ofJustice
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
1100 Vermont Ave., N.W., 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-000 I
Re: COPS Hiring Recovery Prqgram
Grant Applicant ldentifier PA01503
Easttown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Dear To Whom It May Concern:
ARMED SERVICES
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SEAPOINER AND EXPEDfHONARY fORCES
EDUCATION AND LABOR
EARLY CHILDHOOD, ElEMENTARY AND
SECONDARY EDUCATION
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AND PENSIONS
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I recently met with representatives of Easttown Township who informed me of staffing budget
issues faced by the township and how, if approved, their application for funding from the COPS
Hiring Recovery Program could be of great assistance. My staff has confirmed with the COPS
program office that the township's application was received and in proper order for
consideration. I now want to formally share my support for the application
As Representative of the 7'h Congressional District, I am deeply concerned with the health,
safety and welfare of the residents of the entire District, including the residents of Easttown
Township. The issue of community policing rartks near the top of the list of quality of life issues
for the residents ofEasttown Township.
Easttown Township's request for a COPS Grant will help the Easttown Township Police
Department maintain current levels of community policing and implement additional community
policing initiatives. Chief Armstrong, who has led the force for fourteen years, assures me that a
COPS Grant would enable the department to expand its role in the neighborhood watch program
and to enhance existing traditional and electronic systems of distributing and receiving
infomtation from the community. A COPS Grant would also enable the department to continue
its officer friendly program in the schools and maintain participation in regional task forces,
thereby providing a higher level of community policing service. Given the importance of these
community policing initiatives, I encourage and support Easttown Township's endeavor to apply
for a COPS Grant.
Similar to many state and local governments across the country, Easttown Township is facing
severe budgetary challenges this year. In the current economic climate, Easttown Township has
taken steps to reduce expenditures in every other non-police area. The Township has applied for
a COPS Grant to help offset a significant budgetary shortfall in the current year and avoid
potential reductions to the Police Department's budget.
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Over the years, the Easttown Township Police Department has demonstrated its commitment to
excellence in connmmity policing. I am confident in the department's willingness, desire and
ability to expand this important service for the residents of the 7
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appreciate the Department of Justice's full and fair consideration of Easttown Township's
application for a COPS Grant.
Thank you for all you do to keep our communities safe.
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Member of Congress
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Director Bernard K. rvtelckian
lJ.S. Department of Justice
Umtcct StJtcs .ScnJn
September 27, 2010
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont :\venue, N\\/
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Director Melekian,
1 am wri6ng to express my strong support for the COPS Hiring Program (CHP) g"nr application
submitted by the Rindge, New Hampshire Police Department for $197,8.'\1 to increase their
cornmuniry policing capacity and crime-prevention efforts.
'11\c Rindge Police Department will greatly benefit from these additional resources for hiring. ln the
pa.st three years
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there has been an increase in drug and alcohol abuse and overdo.<;C de-aths in
Rmdge. \'V'hile the Rindge Police have demonstrated that drug prevention is a top pnority, they
currently lack the police c-apacit}' to adequately address this problem while maintaining their
commut1ity poliCing activities.
The CHP gr"nt will enable the Rindge Police to increase law enforcement on highways and local
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them to continue their community neighborhood watch programs and 'Stranger da-nger e-ducation fot
students. Nt;w officers will ghre the department the flexibility to undertake proactive enforcement
approaches with county, state and federal drug agencies to find innovative .solutions to the
community's drug prohlems and ongoing community nimc prevention activities ro continue..
1 was proud to support the provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and
m the budget that made federal grants available to help local hw enforcement agencies weather the
storm of this economic rccessjon. Citie!> and towns throughout New Hampshire, like Rindge, are
working hard to keep up with current sraffwg and training practices, but need these funds in order
to keep their communities safe. 1 am pleased to support their efforts to improve community policing
in our stare.
1 fully Sl1pport the Rindge Police Dcparnnent's application and a:'ik fo_r your serious consideration of
this worthy project. l f have any questions, please contact mr Grants Coordinator, Jen
'VlacLcllan, at 202-224-6299.
Sincerely,

Jeanne Shaheen
United States Senator
JEANNE SHAHEEN
WASHINGTON, DC :W510
May 10,2011
Mr. Bernard Melekian, Director
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department ofJustice
145 N StreetNE
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Melekian:

Hi\C\T
I am writing to express my strong support of the Bedford Police Department's application for a
Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) Hiring Program grant through the U.S.
Department of Justice. Grant funding from the COPS Hiring Program will allow the Town of
Bedford to hire two replacement police ol1icers who will serve the local community as a patrol
officer and a school resource officer.
In 2006, the Bedford Police Department sponsored a study to evaluate maximum efficiency and
productivity for the Department. Despite the recommendations of the report, the Depmtment
was forced to make layoffs and was unable to hire any new officers due to economic difficulties.
The Bedford community is growing rapidly and the additional officers will ensure that local
residents remain safe.
m trrorder-tumaintaill the-.;;tafidarosexpeere<l--of-th<: &dtenl-Fok0epel'trnemand-t"-eru;ure
prompt response time in the case of multiple emergencies, it is essential that the Department
continues to expand along with the growing population of the local community. A grant from the
COPS Hiring Program will allow the Bedford Police Department to better serve the community
and improve safety and quality of life for residents.
I am proud to support the Bedford Police Department's application for grant funding from the
COPS Hiring Program, and I ask your serious consideration of their application. If you have any
questions, please contact my Grants Coordinator, Andrew Zabel, at (202) 224-2841.

Jeanne Shaheen
United States Senator
Bcrna.rd K. Nlclckian
Director
1llnitnl ;i;rnmc
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
September 7, 2011
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
US Department of Justice
145 N Street NE
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Director Jl>'lelckian,
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I am writing to express my support for the application submitted by the lvbnchestcr Police
Dcpartmem to the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Grant program.
Due to the itnpact of the current .recession, the City of ivfanchester has frozen or cut the budget of
many agencies, including the Police Department. Due to these budgctmy constraints, without federal
assistance Nlanchester PD will not be able to fill 20 open positions or replace five retiring officers,
leaving the Department significantly understaffed. With grant funding through the COPS Hiring
program, Manchester will be able to hire ten additional officers to address a range of public safety
concerns.
Burglaries of commercial and residential properties in Manchester have increased at an alarming .rate
the following year.
\'V'hilc increases in any form of crime are worrisome, the pmfound clfectsofoUiglai!es
on individuals and communities necess-itate a strong, effective response to reduce the frequency of
with which burglaries are occurring. Accordingly, lVIanchcster PD will use grant funding to hire staff
dedicated to investigating burglaries) educating citizens on prevention, and providing post-even
security assessn1ents to victims.
Grant funding will also allow the l'vlanchester Police Depm1:1nent to hire officers to work with
immigrant communities to bridge the tnistrust that often exists between police officers and residents
recently relocated to :Cvfanchestcr through the federal refugee program. A sustained investment in
con1munity outreach to this population will significantly improve the relationship bet\vcen
immigrant conununities and the police force as well as the quality of life in the entire city.
[ fully support the Manchester Police Department's application for funding rl1rough the COPS
Hiring Grant program and urge your serious consideration of their wonhy request. [f you have any
questions, please contact my Grants Coordinator, Andrew Zabel, at (202) 224-2841.
Jeanne Shaheen
United States Senator
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Mr. Sernard Melekian, Director
Office of Community Oriented Police Services
U.S. Department of Justice
145 N Street, NE
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Melekian:
I am writing to express my strong support of the Hudson Police Department's application for a
Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) Hiring Program Grant through the U.S. Department of
Justice. Grant funding from the COPS Hiring Program will allow the Town of Hudson to hire one
replacement officer and keep school resource officers in the school system.
The Hudson Police Department will greatly benefit from these additional resources for hiring. The
Department has one unfunded position for fiscal year 2012 because of economic shortfalls, including a
decrease in revenue and a dramatic increase in costs. As a result of the changes to the public employee
retirement system, one employee has retired this month to ensure that there is no change in his
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anticipated that the Town's governing body may not fund these vacancies.
In order to maintain the standards expected of the Hudson Police Department and to ensure prompt
response time in the case of multiple emergencies, it is essential that the Department continues to
expand along with the growing population of the local community. A grant from the COPS Hiring
Program will allow the Hudson Police Department to better serve the community and improve safety
and quality of life for residents.
I am pleased to support the Hudson Police Department's application for grant funding from the COPS
Hiring Program, and I ask your serious consideration of their application. If you have any questions,
please contact my Grants Coordinator, Andrew Zabel, at (202) 2246673.
Sincerely,

Jeanne Shaheen
United States Senator
JEANNE SH/\HEEN
Bernard K. Melckian
Director
U.S. Department of J usticc
VVASHii'JGTON, DC 20510
May 25, 2011
Office oi Community Oriented Policing Services
145 N Street NE
Washington, DC 20530
Dear i\h. Melekian,
SUITE ;;'-1 Stu
fiAilf BUILDiiIG
1 am writing to express my strong support for Stafford County Sheriffs Offtce application for a
Child Sexual Predator Program grant through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community
Oriented Policing Services.
The Strafford County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the training director for the National
Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC), will collaborate in the fommlation and implementation of
the Child Sexual Predator Program (CSPP) strategy and training. The puxposc of this affiliation will
be to provide a technology-based training ptot,'l:am to law enforcement officers assigned to the
Office's Sexual Predator Task Force for monitoring and investigating the activities of convicted
child sex offenders. The program will provide officers with the basic skills necessa<y to combat on-
line child exploitation and will teach them the investigative tools and techniques to ensure that
- and parole.
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Additionally, officers from the Sheriffs office will work cooperatively with representatives of the
Office ofNH Probation and Parole as well as the deputies assigned to the NH Joint Fugitive Task
l:;orce. lvloreover, the officers assigned to the Sexual Predator Task Force will coordinate their
efforts with the Strafford County Community Corrections Program, a division of the Strafford
County Department of Corrections, which supervises convicted crirninals who are released in to the
conununity as an alternative to incarceration. The w-idespread cooperation and coordination of these
organizations are integral to cmnbating incidence of child sexual predation in New Hampshire.
I strongly support the Stafford County Sheriffs Office's application for fetleral funding and urge
your serious consideration of their application. If you have any questions, please contact my Grants
Coordinator, Andrew Zabel, at (202) 224-2841 or Andrew Zabel@shaheen.senatc.gov.
Sincerely,
c . nd/A/--.

Jeanne Shaheen
United States Senator
JEJ\Nf'JE SHAHEEN
J,Jl.W
Mr. Bernard Melekian, Director
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
June 10, 2011
Office of Community Oriented Police Services
U.S. Department of Justice
145 N Street, NE
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Melekian:
I am writing to express my strong support of the Claremont Police Department's application for a
Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) Hiring Program Grant through the U.S. Department of
Justice. Grant funding from the COPS Hiring Program will allow the Town of Claremont to hire one
additional police officer.
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The Claremont Police Department will greatly benefit from these additional resources for hiring.
Significant down shifting of costs from the State has placed a significant burden on taxpayers and has
left the Department to do more with less. The city is working diligently to keep up with current staffing
and training practices, but needs these grant funds in order to keep its community safe. A grant from
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compliment of sworn officers to twenty five.
In order to maintain the standards expected of the Claremont Police Department and to ensure prompt
response time in the case of multiple emergencies, it is essential that the Department has sufficient
resources. A grant from the COPS Hiring Program will allow the Claremont Police Department to better
serve the community and improve safety and quality of life for residents.
I am pleased to support the Claremont Police Department's application for grant funding from the COPS
Hiring Program, and I ask your serious consideration of their application. If you have any questions,
please contact my Grants Coordinator, Andrew Zabel, at (202) 224-6673.
Sincerely,
Jeanne Shaheen
United States Senator
JEANNE SHAHEEN
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Acting Director Timothy Quinn
U.S. Department of Justice
1l:lnitcd ~ t t c s ~ m t e
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
April23, 2009
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 VertnontAvenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Acting Director Quinn,
SUITE SH-520
HART BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
{202) 224-2841
I am writing t'{ express my support for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) grant application
submitted by the Dunbatton, New Hampshire Police Department for $222,931 to increase their community
policing capacity and crime-prevention efforts.
The Dunbarton Police Depattment will greatly benefit from these additional resources for hiring. The town
has cut the pollee budget by five percent from 2008levels, limiting the department's ability to usc part-time
officers to augment the force. Due to staff shortages, niuch ofthe otficers' time is currently spent on
administrative :tasks or investigative follow up. This has severely limited the department's ability to serve as a
proactive and Visible presence in the community.
The CHRP grant will enable the department to hire one additional fulltime officer and greatly expand their
. eapaeity to engage widt residents. eurrl!fl1ty,mefofce1sactlve-wrtii-m:ariftownsetviceandcommuuity
groups, as well as with the elementary school, where they collaborate to offer the D.A.R.E. program. With
new resources:the depattment plans to expand on these school and neighborhood partnerships. One
additional officer will also significantly increase the hours when police ate out on town roads, enforcing traffic
and safety laws.
I was proud t ~ support the proVisions iti the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that made $1
billion in federal.grants available to help local law enforcement agencies weather the storm of this economic
recession. Cirles and towns throughout New Hampshire, like Dunbarton, are working hard to keep up with
current staffing and training practices but need these funds in order to keep their communities safe. I am
pleased to support their efforts to improve community policing in our state.
I fully support; the Dunbarton Police Department's application and ask for your serious consideration of this
worthy project. If you have any questions, please contact rny Grants Coordinator, Mike Firestone, at (202)
224-6299. .
Sincerely,
~ ~
] eanne Shaheen
United States Senator
JEANNE SHAHEEN
_NEW I. _o.\o1PSHIRE
Acting Director TitnothyQuinn
U.S. Department of Justice
'tinitcd
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
April 23, 2009
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, I)C 20530
Dear Acting Director Quinn,
SUITE SH-520
HART eUILDJNG
WASHINGTON, DC 20S10
(202) 224-2841
I am writing to express my support for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) grant application
submitted by the Dover, New Hampshire Police Department for $474,482 to increase their community
policing capacity and crime-prevention efforts.
The Dover Police Department will greatly benefit from these additional resources for hiring. The CHRP
grant will fund two Dover officers who are scheduled to be laid off on September 30, 2009. 1hese layoffs
would lower the city's sworn officer level to 1.5 officers per thousand residents, which would be the lowest
ratio of any sitnilarly sized force in the state.
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I was proud tQ support the provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that made $1
billion in federal grants available to help local law enforcement agencies weather the storm of this economic
recession. Citi,es and towns throughout New Hampshire, like Dover, are working hard to keep up with
current staffing and training practices but need these funds in order to keep their communities safe. I am
pleased to support their efforts to improve community policing in our state.
I fully support the Dover Police Department's application and ask for your serious consideration of this
worthy projeci. The grant will save the positions of two valuable officers at a time when the community
needs their services. If you have any questions, please contact myGrants Coordinator, Mike Firestone, at
(202) 224-6299. .
Sincerely,
Jeanne Shaheen
United States Senator
JEANNE SHAHEEN
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Acting Director Timothy Quinn
U.S. Department of Justice
'tinitcd
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
April 23, 2009
Office of Cotrimuniry Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont. Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Acting Director Quinn,
SUITF. SH-520
HART BUILDING
WASHINGTON, 0C 20510
{202)224-2841
I am writing to express my support for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) grant application
submitted by the Chester, New Hampshire Police Department for $392,942 to increase their community
policing capacity and crime-prevention efforts.
The Chester Police Department will greatly benefit from these additional resources for hiring. The town has
more than 4,700 residents, but the department is comprised of only a police chief, an administrative assistant,
two fulltime officers and five part-time officers. The force is significimtly understaffed when compared with
the national average of 3.5 full time officers pet 1,000 individuals. The department does not have a Detective,
Juvenile, or Animal Control division and part-time officers have difficultly following-up on cases in an
efficient and timely manner. The current economic crisis has only worsened the budgetary challenges facing
the department and the town.
The CHRP grant will the tohi.te\Woa<liliiiori,liifi.ilrWKeOffiternndweatly --
presence in th.e community. Calls to the departmentwm be answered.more promptly and follow up will be
speedier. While the department currently collaborates with the Chester school system to offer the D.A.R.E
program, additional officers will allow for further drug, alcohol, and safety program partnerships. Two new
officers will also give the department the necessary resoUrces to expand weekend community policing and
grow their presence around Chester College, a local private college.
I was proud.to S\lpport the provisions in.the American Recovery arid Reinvestment Act of2009 that made $1
billion in grants to help local law enforcement agencie.s weather the stoim of this economic
recession. Cittes and towns throughout New Hampshire, like Chester, are working hard to keep up with
current staffing and training practices but need these funds in order to keep theit communities safe. I am
pleased to support their efforts to improve community policing in our state.
I fully support; the Chester Police Departmeflt'S application anq ask for your serious consideration of this
worthy project. If you have any questions, please contact my Grants Coordinator, Mike Firestone, at
224-6299. . . . . . . . . . . . ' . . . . . .
Sincerely, . -.
. .. ZA./_.

Jeanne Shaheen
United States Senator
JEANNE SHAHEEN
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Acting Director Timothy Quinn
US. Department of] ustice
'tinitcd cStatts cScnatc
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
May 1, 2009
Office of Conununity 0riented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530
DearActing Director Quinn,
SUITE SH--520
HART BUILDING
WASHINGTON, OC 20510
{202) 224-2841
I am writing to express my support for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) grant application
submitted by the Bedford, New Hampshire Police Department for $890,456 to increase their communiry
policing capacity and crime-prevention efforts.
The Bedford Police Departtnent will gready benefit from these additional resources for hiring. The CHRP
grant will fund four full-time Bedford officers, bringing the Departtnent's compliment of sworn officers to its
recommended man-power level. Funding will improve the speed of emergency services and significantly
increase community policing activities, both of which will strengthen the department and improve the lives of
Bedford citizens.
I was proud to support the provisions in the American R=overy and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that $1
billion in federal grants available to help local law enforcement agencies weather the storm of this economic
recession. Cities and towns throughout New Hampshire, like Bedford, ate working hard to keep up with
current staffing and training practices, but need these funds in order to keep their communities safe. I am
pleased to support their efforts to improve cotrununity policing in our state.
I fully support the Bedford Police Departtnent's application and ask for your serious consideration of this
. worthy project. The grant will save the positions of two valuable officers at a time when the community
needs their services. If you have any questions, please contact my Grants Coordinator, Mike Firestone, at
(202) 224-6299.
Sincerely,
Jeanne Shaheen
United States Senator
JEANNE SHAHEEN
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Acting Director Timothy Quinn
U.S. Department of Justice
nnitcd ~ t t c s ~ c n t c
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
May 10,2009
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Acting Director Quinn,
SUITE SH-520
HART BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
1202) 224-2841
I am writing to express my support for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) grant application
submitted by the Rochester, New Hampshire Police Department for $664,869 to increase their community
policing capacity and crime-prevention efforts.
Tbe Rochester Police Department will gready benefit from these additional resources for hiring,. For the last
two years, ftnancial pressures on the city and a decrease in the local tax base have led to the de-funding of
police officer positions. Tbe CHRP grant will support three full-time Rochester officers and bring the force
back to previous levels. Funding will allow the Department to respond more <JUickly to the 29,000 calls
received annually, and place more officers on the street at a time when violent crime is on the rise.
I was proud to support the provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Actof 2009 that made $1
billion in federal grants available to help local law enforcement agencies weather the storm of this economic
recession. Cities and towns throughout New Hampshire, like Rochester, are working hard to keep up with
current staffing and training practices, but need these funds in order to keep their communities safe. I am
pleased to support their efforts to improve community policing in our state.
I fully support the Rochester Police Department's application and ask for your serious consideration of this
worthy project. If you have any questions, please contact my Grants Coordinator, Mike Firestone, at (202)
224-6299.
Sincerely,
~
Jeanne Shaheen
United States Senator
JEANNE SHAHEEN
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Mr. Timothy Quinn
Acting Director
'illnited
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
July 20, 2009
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Director Quinn,
SUITE SH-520
HART BUILDING
WASHINGTON. OC 20510
(202) 224-2841
I atn writing to express my strong support for the Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing grant
application submitted by the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department for $369,137 to increase policing of
convicted sex offenders.
More than 350 convicted sex offenders live in the City of Manchester, the largest concentration in our state. Many
have committed violent crimes against children. With ouly one investigator employed to register and monitor
convicted sex offenders, the Manchester Police Department lacks the resources to actively police this dangerous
population.
This grant will allow the Manchester Police Department to hire two additional officers to register sex offenders,
conduct compliance checks, investigate registration violations, and arrest those who have failed to meet registration
u-tt<jtiitemem&.-The-tw<>officers wiJl_zhQ_b.<,lj:>.fortil"_C()()rdinated community response between local, state, and
fedemlagencies by strengthening partnerships between .. -
New Hampshire Department of Corrections, and the Hillsborough County Attorney's office.
Funding will also launch a sex offender compliance program which will coordinate unannounced checks at
offenders' homes and workplaces. Modeled after Manchester's effective Weed and Seed program, the grant will
help create the Sex Offender Compliance committee which will craft the strategy goals and objectives of the
program. Resources will also be used for community outteach, allowing the department to present educational
information to local groups.
'lbere is no responsibility of government more fundamental than keeping our children safe. In a society in which
two-thirds of sexual assault victims are children, we must give local law enforcement the resources they need to
conttol sexual predators,
The Manchester Police Department is committed to the safety of city residents and I urge your careful
consideration of this worthy project. If you have any questions, please contact my Grants Coordinator, Mike
Firestone, at (202) 224-6299.
CC: Ms. Shanelle Chambers, Grant Programs Specialist
Sincerely,
J canne Shaheen
United States Senator
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Director Bemard K. Melekian
U.S. Depattment of Justice
June 15,2010
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
11 00 Vermont Avenue, N. W.
Washington, DC 20530
Re: Grant Application Number CHP 545
Dear Director Melekian:
COi\,1iY1lTTEE Oi'! /\f\MED SERVICES
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION l\f\JD LD..80R
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I am writing to express support for the City of Bedford Police Department's
application for a Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services grant to
hire two additional police officers. The funding request totals $458,586. Their request
for funds to hire additional officers is critical to the safety of the community.
In 2006, the Bedford Town Council commissioned a study of the Bedford Police
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that the Bedford Police Department needed an additional 10 officers. A plan was put in
place to hire these additional officers by 2010. However, due to the loss oflocal revenue
aud the resignation of an otTicer, the Bedford Police Department is currently six officers
short of the recommended furce strength. This grant would put the Bedford Police
Department back on track to strengthen its force to the rec01mnendcd level, and would
improve its ability to respond to emergency situations and conduct its community
po !icing activities.
The Bedford Police Department has tried and been unable to raise the required
funds to hire additional personneL While the local government recognizes the need for
more police officers, attempts to raise the additional funds have been unsuccessfuL
Thank you for your careful consideration of this application.
Sincerely Yours,
?dtt:U_
Carol Shea-Porter
Member of Congress
RICHARD SHELBY
ALABAMA
RANKING Mf.MBER-COMMITTE!O ON BANKING, HOUSING,
& URBAN AFFAIRS
COM,J11TTEE ON Af>PROPRIATIONS
RANKING MEMBER-SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMMERCE,
JUSliCE, SCiENCE, & RElATED AGENCIES
SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING
304 RUSSELL SENATE 0Ff1CF. BUIUJING
WASHINGTON, OC 20510-0103
(202) 224-5744
Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20530
tinited
WASHINGTON, DC 20510-0103
June 15, 201!
Re: Community Oriented Policing Services Grant.No, 10873745
Dear Attorney General Holder:
STATE OFFICES:
0 1800 FIFTH AvENUt NORTH
321 hOE!iAl BUll DING
BlllMINGHAM, AL 35203
(205)731-13(14
0 HUNTSVillE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
1000 GLENN BoULEVARD
Elox 20127
HUiHSVILLE, AL 358211
(256) 772-0460
0 113 SAINT JoSEPil STREET
445 U.S. COUilTHOUSt
MD81LE, Al36602
(251) 694-4164
0 15 !H STREET
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MoNTGoMERY, Al36104
(334) 223-7303
0 1118 GmoENSBORO AVENUE, lt2<10
TuscALOOSA, Al 35<101
(205) 759---5047
I am writing in support for the grant application submitted by the Gadsden Police
Department for the COPS Hiring Program in the United States Department of Justice's Office of
Community Oriented Policing Services,
Ifawarded, the Gadsden Poli.ce Department has informed me that it would use.this
funding.to hire four new officers According to the Department, this would allow the force to
bettersewe.2reas..ofthe:.ci.t)':Jlm:t.11:r,'e_e_x1)erienced developmental growth. Presently, this newly
developed area of the city is underserved, tment to--
a staridalorie beat for this sectionof the city, Safety in ll new business. area is vital for
continued growth and economic deveioprnent.
It is my hope that, in accordance with all federal rules and procedures, the highest
cons1deration will be given to the Gadsden Police Department's request. Please do not hesitate
to contact my office with further questions,
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SillCerely,

. Richard Shelby
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ALABAMA
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& URBAN AffAIRS
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JUSTICE, SCIENCE, & RElATED AGENCIES
SPECIAL COMM!TIEE ON AGING
304 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILOING
WASHINGTON, DC 20510--0103
(202} 224-5744
http://shelby .senate,gnv
senator@ shelby .senale.gov
Director Tim Quinn
U.S. Department of Justice
t)J:lnitcd
WASHINGTON, DC
April 17, 2009
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
II 00 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Director Quinn,
Q 1800 FIFTI!AVENUE NOAlH
32\ FEDERAL BUILDING
BIRMINGHAM, Al3520J
\205) 73H384
Q HUNTS\IIlll': INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
1000 GLENN HEARN BOULEVARD
Box 20121
HUNTSVILLE, Al35824
{256) 772--0460
Q 113 SAlNT JOSEPH STREET
445 U.S. COURTHOUSE
MoBilE, Al36S02
(251)694---4164
Q 15lE STREET
fMJ FWERAL BLDG., SUtno 208
MoNTGOMERY, AL 36104
(334)223--7303
Q 1\18 GRENSSOA.0 AVENUE, #240
TUSCAlOOSA, Al 351'101
{205) 759--5047
I am writing to express my support for the Alabama Department of Public Safety's
(ADPS) grant application under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
The ADPS is the lead law enforcement agency in the state. This grant funding would
allow ADPS to hire 100 troopers to implement components of the ADPS Community Policing
Plan. The Alabama Take Back Our Highways Program has reduced traffic fatalities in Alabama
by 18 percent and the addition of I 00 state troopers would increase this result and provide an
even greater benefit to those driving Alabama highways.
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implementing community policing strategies in standard patrol practices and targeting resources
in an effort to be proactive in enforcement and investigations.
Thank you for your time and consideration of this grant application. I look forward to
hearing from you,
Sincerely,

Richard Shelby
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BRAD SHERMAN
UNmD STATES CONGRESS
PH: (202) 225-5911
FAX: (202) 225-5879
'The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:
May28, 2009
I am writing in support of the Los Angeles Police Department's grant application to the
U.S. Department of Justice to hire 450 new police officers through the COPS Hiring Recovery
Program to maintain and enhance the city's policing capacity and crime-prevention efforts, as
well as to address the city's most serious crime problem gangs.
The ratio of officers to population in the City of Los Angeles is about half as compared to
the other two largest cities in the U.S.- New York and Chicago. The Los Angeles Police
-------- Deparfinenrtrasarecord-of-partneffilg--with-the.commun.it)l.and.o1hy_])_ublic_and private agencies
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I strongly urge you to support the Los Angeles Police Department's application. Thank
you for your time and consideration.
Member of Congress
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JOHN M. SHIMKUS
19TH DISTRICT, ILLINOIS
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WASHINGTON, DC 20515
!202) 225--5271
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Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0009
Dear Attorney General Holder:
July 8, 2010
3130 CHATHAM ROAD, SUITE C
SPRINGFIELD, ll 62704
!217) 492-5090
240 REGENCY CENTRE
COI.L\NSV!LLE, ll62234
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!618) 252-8271
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OLNEY, ll62450
(618) 392-7737

The City of Newton has made an application for funding through the COPS Hiring Program.
Please accept this letter as my support for their application.
Not only is the City facing its own financial difficulties, but Jasper County has closed its
jail. This has caused Newton to incur added costs to transport arrestees to neighboring jails; to
delay response times; and to reduce safety for local residents.
I appreciate your consideration of the City ofNewton's application for a COPS Hiring
Program grant. Please contact Steve Tomaszewski in my Collinsville office with information about
this application.
Sincerely,
JMS:2b
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19TH DiSTRICT, llUNO!S
2452 f!AYSURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
(202) 225-5271
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April 23, 2009
Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Attorney General Holder:
3130 CHATHAM ROAD, SUITE C
SPft!NGF!ElD, ll 62704
{217) 492-5090
240 REGENCY CENTRE
CoLUNSVILLE, ll 62234
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CENTfiAUA, ll 62801
!618) 532-9676
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ll 62946
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120 SouTH fAIR STREET
OLNEY, ll 62450
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www.houso:tgov/shlmk.\Js
I would like to take this opportunity to offer my support for a request of grant funding being
submitted by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office through your COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
Hamilton County has requested funding for one new officer to expand the capabilities of their
police force.
Rural law enforcement has been unable to increase their ranks due to the declining and! or
stagnant revenues and this program is proving to be a very popular way to overcome these
.. cir.Q!lllltlln.ces. I am optimistic that through the short term assistance that the COPS Hiring
Recovery Programcarrpruvide,..fuemunicip.a!i!)ly,jll be able to plan for the permanent placement
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I hope this request is given full and fair consideration by your agency. If you or your staff
has any questions or need additional information, please contact Rodney Davis in my Springfield
office at 217-492-5090 or via email at rodney.davis@mail.house.gov.
Sincerely,
JMS:rd
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19TH DISTRICT, ILLINOIS
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WASHINGTON, DC 20515
(202) 225--5271
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COMMITTEE
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April 23, 2009
Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Attorney General Holder:
3130 CHATHAM RoAD, SU!TE C
SPRINGFIELD, ll 62704
{217) 492-5090
240 REGENCY CENTRE
COLLINSVILLE, !l 62234
{618) 344--3065
221 EAST BROADWAY, SUITE 102
CENTRALIA, ll 62801
(618) 532-9676
CITY HALL, RooM 12
110 EAST loCUST
HARRISBURG, ll62946
{618) 252---8271
120 SoUTH FAIR STREET
OLNEY, !l 62450
(618) 392-7737
www.house.gov/shimkus
I would like to take this opportunity to offer my support for a request of grant funding being
submitted by the Newton, Illinois Police Department through your COPS Hiring Recovery
Program. Newton has requested fi.mding for a new officer to expand the capabilities of their police
force and once again assist the local school district with a resource officer.
Rural law enforcement has been unable to increase their ranks due to the declining and/or
stagnant revenues and this program is proving to be a vety popular way to overcome these
circumstances. I am optimistic that through the short term assistance that the COPS Hiring
... .Re=ecyl'rogram cau.provide, the
of the new officer on their force for decades to come. . .
I hope this request is given full and fair consideration by your agency. If you or your staff
has any questions or need additional information, please contact Rodney Davis in my Springfield
office at 217-492-5090 or via email at rodney.davis@mail.house.gov.
Sincerely,

ember of Congress
JMS:rd
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JOHN M. SHIMKUS
19TH DISTRICT, ILLINOIS
2452 RAYSURN HOUSE 0FFICF. BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
(202) 225--5271
ENERGY AND COMMERCE
COMMIITEE
SUBCOMMrDEES:
OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS
MEMBIOR
ENERGY AND AIR QUALITY
TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND
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WilmJ!)ington, 1.19tlC 20515-1319
April23, 2009
Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Attorney General Holder:
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240 REGENCY CENTRE
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221 EAST BROADWAY, SUITE 102
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(618) 252-8271
120 SOUTH FAIR STREET
OLNEY, ll 62450
(618}392-7737
WW#.house.govfshimkus
I would like to take this opportunity to offer my support for a request of grant funding being
submitted by the Goreville, Illinois Police Department through your COPS Hiring Recovery
Program. Goreville has requested funding for one new officer to expand the capabilities of their
police force.
Rural law enforcement has been unable to increase their ranks due to the declining and/or
stagnant revenues and this program is proving to be a very popular way to overcome these
circumstances. I am optimistic that through the short term assistance that the COPS Hiring
ltecoveryYrogram can piOvide, the plap iOrJhl;
of the new officer on their futce for decades to come.
I hope this request is given full and fair consideration by your agency. lf you or your staff
has any questions or need additional information, please contact Rodney Davis in my Springfield
office at 217-492-5090 or via email at rodney.davis@mail.house.gov.
Sincerely,
ember of Congress
JMS:rd
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JOHN M. SHIMKUS
19TH DISTRICT, ILLINOIS
2452 AAYaUAN HoUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
(202) 225-5271
ENERGY AND COMMERCE
COMMITIEE
SUBCOMMITTEES:
OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS
RANKif'.IG MEMBER
ENERGY AND AIR OUAlllY
TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND
THE INTERNET
<!Congress of tbe 'mtniteb ~ t a t e s
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Wilallbington, J.l)Qt: 20515-1319
April 23, 2009
Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Attorney General Holder:
3130 CHATHAM ROAD, SUITE C
SPRINGFIELD, ll62704
{217)492-5090
240 REGENCY CENTRE
COLLINSVILLE, IL 62234
(618)344-3055
221 EAST 8AOAOWAY, SUITE 102
CENTRALIA, ll 62801
(618} 532-9676
CITY HALL, RooM 12
110 EAST LOCUST
HARRISBURG, ll 62946
(618)252-8271
120 SoUTH FAIR STREET
OLNEY, ll 62450
(618) 392-7737
WlNW.house.gov/shimkus
I would like to take this opportunity to offer my support for a request of grant funding being
snbmitted by the Flora, Illinois Police Department through your COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
Flora has requested funding for two new officers to expand the capabilities of their police force.
Rural law enforcement has been unable to increase their ranks due to the declining and/or
stagnant revenues and this program is proving to be a very popular way to overcome these
circumstances. I am optimistic that through the short term assistance that the COPS Hiring
Recovery Program can provide, the municipality will be able to plan for the permanent placement
.. -- - .... -- -l)fthe..new.officer on.thekforcefurdecades.to..come.. .. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ___ _
I hope this request is given full and fair consideration by your agency. If you or your staff
has any questions or need additional information, please contact Rodney Davis it1. my Springfield
office at 217-492-5090 or via email at rodney.davis@mail.house.gov.
Sincerely,
JMS:rd
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BILL SHUSTER
9TH D!STAICT, PENNSYLVANIA
COMMmEE ON ARMED SERVICES
SUBCOMMITTEES:
READINESS
DEPUTY AEPUBUCAN WHIP
of tbe Wniteb
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TEfHlOfiiSivi AND UNCoNVfNllONAL THREATS
ANO CAPABILITIES
COMMITIEE ON TftANSP.;)RTATION
AND INFRASTRUCTURE
SUBCOMMITTEES:
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HAZARD"tius MATERIAL
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COMMITTE_EON NATURAL RESOURCES
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RURAL Hf.Al TH CARE COALITION
CONGRESSIONAL
SPORTSMEN'S CAUCUS
Timothy Quinn, Acting Director
U.S. Department of Justice
July 2, 2oo9
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP)- Applicant# PA00502
Dear Mr. Quinn,.
I llffi writing in strong support of Everett Borough's application for funding through the
U.S. Department ofJustice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, "COPS
Hiring Recovery Progrllffi". Specifically, Everett is seeking $107,942:00 toward the
hiring of an additional Borough police officer for three years.
This additional officer is greatly needed in order to prevent/reduce crime, and to help
iffitiate anoorumced community policing
prepared to retain this position in their budget at the conclusionofthe grant's 36cmonth
funding period. Everett is a rural municipality in Bedford County, Pennsylvania that
certainly can use as much outside assistance as possible when trying to fund additional
personnel and new projects.
I respectfully ask that Everett Borough's application be give11 an expeditious review and
all possible consideration for approval. Thank you for your time and cooperation.
WFS:jpf
Sincerely,
BILL SHUSTER
Member of Congress
204 CANNON HOUSE OFfiCE BUilDiNG
WASHINOTON, DC 20515--3809
{202)225-2431
FAx: {202} 225-2486
310 PENN STREET
Sum 200
HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA 16648
{800) 854--3035
{814}
827 Waler STfUou
5UJTE3
INotANA. PA 15701
(724) 463--0516
FAX: (724) 463--(1618
118WEST MAIN STRH
SUIT 104
SoME.flSET, PA 15501
{814)44j..J918
FAX: (814)443--6373
100 LINCOLN WAY I:AST
SUITE 8
CHAMBERSBURG, PA 172111
{711} 264---8308
FAX: {614}696--6726
FAX: (717) 264-0269
IKE SKELTON
4TH 0'5TIUCT, MIS$01)111
2206 RA'IBURN HOUSE OFfiCE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515--2504
TELEPJ-IONE; (202) 225--2876
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April 26, 2010
The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Attorney General of the United States
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Attorney General:
514--B N.W. SEVEN HIGHWAY
BLUE SPRINGS, MO 64014-2733
(816} 228-4242
1401 SOUTHWE:ST BlVD,, SuiTE 101
JEFFEilSON CnY, MO 65109--2429
{573} 635--3499
219 NOI'ITH ADAMS SlHEET
lfRANON, MO 6553$---3000
{417) 532-794
9081HOMPSON BLVD.
SEDAUA, MQ 65301--4593
(660} 82S--2675
Recently, I heard from the police chief of a small town located within Missouri's
Fourth Congressional District who expressed his concern that federal grants from the
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program are being distributed to urban
and suburban areas of the country at the expense of rural areas. Because the concern
he raises is serious, especially for those of us who represent predominantly rural
congressional districts, I ask that the Justice Department examine how COPS grant
funds are currently dispersed though the United States.
In particular, I would be interested in learning how much COPS grant funds and
what percentage of COPS grant funds are distributed to law enforcement agencies
housed in towns within the following population intervals: 0 to 5,000; 5,000 to 10,000;
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100,000; and 100,000 and above.
As a supporter of the COPS program and of federal law enforcement programs
more broadly, I look forward to hearing back from you so that we can work in Congress
to best represent the American people.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
With kind regards, I am
IS:dob
IKE SKELTON
Member of Congress
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RE: HEISS. Sheriff Charles M
President, Missouri Sheriff's Association
Jefferson City, Missouri
Assistant Attorney General
Department of Justice
Office of Legislative Affairs, Rm 1145
950 Pennsylvanla Avennc, NW
Washington, DC 20530

*Faxed 202-648-9108
202-648-8510
The attached communication is submitted for your consideration, and to ask that the
request made therein be complied with, if possible.
1f you will advise me of your action in this matter and have the letter returned to me with
your reply, I will appreciate it.
*See attached.
(1) RE: Methods and strategies employed to determine funding award&
(2) RE: Request for fair and equitable funding for sheriffs under CHRl' -vital to
Onr nation's security
(3) RE: Request for equal consideration in relation to the diverse and complex nature
of sheriff's or!lces.
(4) RE: Dismayed that NO Sheriff's offices in the State of Missouri rl)(elved funding under
Tbe Cops Hiring and Retention Program (CHRl')
Please address reply to:
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Congressman Ike Skelton, 4th District
1401 Southwest Blvd., Ste. 101
Jefferson City, MO 65109
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AUG 2 7 2009
State of Missouri
Johnson County Sheriffs Office
July :u. 2009
Charles M. Heiss
Sheriff
The Honorable lke Skelton
U.S. House of Representatives
2206 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
On July 29, 2009 the federal government announced the award of 1046 individual
grants for the hiring and retention of police officers across the United States of
America. :rhese grant dollars were a part of the Cops Hiring and Retention
Program of 2009 under the management of the Department of Justice's COPS
Office.
I was very dismayed and disappointed when I received notification that no sheriff's
office in the State of Missouri received funding under this program. This
notification prompted me to investigate why this happened. I began my research
by down loading the list of awarded grants from the COPS Office web page. As I
continued my research into this issue I was even more alarmed to learn. that only
sixty-two million of the one billion dollars awarded were awarded to County
sheriffs nation wide. This that nine hundred and thirty six million; nine
hundred and sixty three thousand dollars were awarded to municipal law
enforcement agencies.
Dlotric< Offi>
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Holden. Mill$0tlrl 64040
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135 Mafl(et Slreet
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Pbooe: (660) ?47.5511
Fax: (660) 747-7Sil
Dhltriet Office
218 Nord!. S!Jite Street
Knob Nosw, MlMouri 65336
Pboue: (660) 563-2233
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Further research revealed that only sixty-seven sheriff's offices received CHRP
funding compared to Nine hundred and seventy nine municipal agencies. Three
hundred and twenty two deputy sheriffs were funded while four thousand, three
hundred seventy seven municipal officers were funded under the CHRP. Some
ninety municipal agencies received funding for the hiring or retention of ten or
more officers, while only eight of the nations sheriffs offices received similar
funding levels. Twenty two different municipal agencies received funding for fifty
police officers while only one sheriff in the nation received the same level of
funding. These figures are grossly out of balance and have caused great concern
for more than two thousand sheriffs of the United States of America.
With the down tum in the local, state and national economies, it has become
significantly niore drrrrcuh for the sheriffs io meet the 'complex responsibilities of
their offices. Managing the nations jails, transporting prisoners, providing court
security, service of court documents, and providing patrol and investigative
services are arnong these responsibilities. When combined with the critical role the
sheriffs play in our nation's Homeland Security efforts, the complex nature of our
office is plainly apparent. The level of funding received by the nation's sheriffs is
an embarrassment and an insult to the men and women who serve in county law
enforcement.
. As president of the Missouri Sheriff's Association, I am reaching out to you the
.. -.Un1teaStaies1{epreselffiltiVe!n>flbis great state to take immetiiatearui.delibetate ...................... -
steps to correct this injustice and level the playing field not only for the Sheriff's of
the great State of Missouri, but for the Sheriffs of the nation.
arle . Heiss
President, Missouri Sheriff's Association
W""""' District Offi.a:
110 West. 3"' Stro:l
Holden, Missouri 64040

Conll>l Ofrooe
135 We.<it Marlret Street
Wam:n!burg, Miuourl 64093
l'llDDO! (!i60) 747-5511
Fax: (!i60) 747-7511
E\lirem District Office
218 NQrth, Street
Knob Noster, Ml\l<OOI'i 65336
Phone: (660) 5632233
OCT-24-2400 05:23
Sent: Friday, July 31,2009 3:37PM
To:
Cc: MicK Covington
CHRP
Attacllmonl$_;_ CHRP Funding.htm
Dear@
I hope things are going well for you in the Nation's Capitol.
I am writing on behalf of the Missouri Sheriff's
Association. I am currently the President and represent all
115 Sheriffs in the state as well as the many retired and
former sheriffs of Missouri.
I have attached a break down of the recent GHRP grant
awards. I and the general membership are gravely
concerned over what appears to be the unequal funding of
county sheriff's offices across the nation. Not a single
sheriff in the state of Missouri received the much needed
federal funding under the CHRP. (
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of the $1 ,000,000,000.00 went to municipal law
enforcement while only $62,000,000.00 was awarded to
county Sheriffs.
Needless to say, the Missouri Sheriffs Association and the
National Sheriffs Association feel very strongly that the
awards were unbalanced.
Sheriff
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From: Charles Heiss
Sent: Thursday, July 30,2009 1:57PM
To: 'Mick Covington'
Subject: RE: Senator of the Year Press Release
Mick,
If my math is correct, the following should be fairly accurate.
1 Billion in total CHRP funds have been awarded. I have
broken down the funding into two major categories.
Municipal -vs- County Sheriffs
Total Funding for Municipal= $936,963,479.00
Total Funding for Sheriffs = $62,991,955.00 or 15.8%
Total Number of Municipal Officers Funded= 4,377
Total Number of Deputy Sheriffs Funded = 322
Total funding per year $312,321,159.00
Total Funding per year County = $ 20,997,318.00
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Total number of County Sheriffs funded for 1 0+ Deputies = 8
Total number of Municipal Agencies funded= 979
Total number of County Sheriff's offices Funded= 67
Average Municipal salary funded= $71,355.00
Average County salary funded= $65,209.00
Total nu.mber of Municipal Agencies funded for 50 Officers
= 22
Total number of County Sheriffs funded for 50 Deputies = 1
Total number of Missouri Sheriffs funded= 0
Houston, I think we have a problem here! What say you?
Sheriff Charles M. Heiss
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Dear Sheriff Heiss:
August 31, 2009
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Thank you so much for writing me with regard to Missouri Sheriffs offices
receiving no funding under the 2009 COPS Hiring and Retention Program {CHRP).
I certainly appreciate hearing from you.
In an effort to be of assistance to you, I have contacted the U. S. Department
of Justice in Washington, DC, and hope to have a response in the near future. As
soon as I receive a reply, I will be in touch with you.
IS:cs
cc: Sheriff Charles M. Heiss
Johnson County Sheriffs Office
135 West Market Street
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Jt<E SKELTON
Member of Congress
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the request made therein be complied with, if possible.
If you will advise me of your action in this matter and have the letter returned to
me with your reply, I will appreciate it
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908 Thompson Blvd.

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PETTIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
August 19, 2009
KEVIN C. BOND
SHERIFF
The Honorable Ike Skelton
908 Thompson Blvd
Sedalia, MO 65301-4593
Dear Congressman Skelton,
319 SOUTH LAMINE AVE
SEDALIA, MISSOURI65301-4561
EMAIL: SHERIFF@PETTISCOMO.COM
I am writing to express my disappointment and concern over the results of the 2009 COPS Hiring
Recovery Program (CHRP). As you koow, $1 billion was included in the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act of2009 (P.L. 111-5) for CHRP to hire orretain law enforcement officers
for the next 3 years.
From the results, it is evident that local law enforcement agencies across the country are
struggling to provide public safety given ongoing budget restraints. The CHRP grant awards
announced on July 28, showed that out of7,272 total number of agencies that applied ($8.3
billion in funds requested for nearly 40,000 officers), only 1,046 agencies were awarded funds
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Moreover, the results showed disproportionate allocation of funds among municipal and county
law enforcement. Of the 1,203 sheriffs that applied only 77 (6.4%) received funding compared to
5,440 applications for police and 909 awards (16.7%). Meaning, under the current methodology
sheriffs/counties are three times less likely to receive funding compared to police/municipalities.
The Pettis County Sheriff's Office was one of thousands of applicants that did not receive
funding. I understand that given the limited funds not all applications could have received the
grant award ($1 billion available for $8.3 billion in requests). But I hope you will agree with me
that the results and the disparity in grants awarded among municipalities and counties should he
re-evaluated, especially as the COPS Office begins reviewing the next fiscal year COPS Hiring
grant applications.
In Missouri, I was pleased to see my agency ranked 53"' on the list but dismayed that only 14
agencies were funded. Even more disturbing was the fact that not one agency in the 4'b
Congressional District received an award. And Pettis County was fifth on the Jist of Sheriffs'
Offices applying, yet not a single sheriff was funded in Missouri. Even if partial instead of full
funding was .awarded, the distribution would have been more equitable.
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I am seeking your support and assistance in contacting the Department of Justice, COPS Office,
to urge them to reassess and make necessary revisions to the methodology used for determining
COPS Hiring grant awards to ensure that future grants are proportionately distributed among
municipalities and counties.
From the information provided by the COPS Office, I understand that an objective criterionwas
used to rank each applicant based on their fiscal health need and violent crime rate. However, the
glaringly disproportionate allocation of funds among municipal and county law enforcement
highlights the need to re-examine the current methodology for COPS Hiring grant awards.
The COPS Hiring program, established in 1994, was funded at well over $1 billion annually until
1999 but was drastically reduced over the years to only $10 million in 2005 and completely
zeroed out in 2006 and 2007. Despite the fact that the funding became scarce, the need continues
to increase as indicated by the over 6,000 local law enforcement agencies that requested funding
but were denied. Clearly, more funding is needed for this vital program.
The COPS Hiring program is the only federal program (within both Departments of Justice and
Homeland Security) available to my agency to assist us in hiring officers to meet the growing
demand for policing.
I hope you will be a strong advocate in Congress to ensure that the COPS Hiring pro grant is fully
funded in the future. More urgently, I urge you address the disparity in grants awarded among
municipalities and counties under the COPS Hiring grant program. Thank you for your efforts on
......... ll<Jlla.if_of),'ett[s(.;()ullt)' . .[>lease feel!t'ee to contact me if you have any questions.
Sincerely,

Pettis County, Missouri
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From: The Office of Congressman Ike Skelton
908 Thompson Blvd.
Sedalia, MO 65301
Tel: 660-826-2675
FAX: 660-827-5192
DATE: 9/1109
TO: Dept. Of Justice
FAX: 202-514-4482
From: Arletta
Total number of pages faxed (including cover) 4
RE: Sheriff Kevin Bond
Please acknowledge receipt of fax.
Thank you.
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LOUISE M. SLAUGHTER
CONGRESS OF THE UNJTED STATES
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I \\Tlte to express my support !'or the T(nvn o!'Lewiston. '\!e\-v York Police Department and iheir
quest f(w hmding liom the COPS !tiring Recovery Program (CHRP) through the United States
Dcpnnmcnt nf Justice.
The Lewiston Police Department ( LPD) seeks this funding in order to till one full-time patrol
- -- ---
l.ewiston Town Board is thHy supportiYe of this applicalim1.
The LPD continues to towards for the con1munity. The safety and wdl-bclng
of the Town is in their hands. Nt"\\' York. along \Vith the rest ofthc country. is battling
ccnnomic hardships and each day it becomes m.Jrc ditlicult to meet the demands of the
community \Vhile dealing with issues of funding cuts.
ln today's technologically !erst-paced and precarious woricL llnancial assistance is needed in
orckr to adapt and provide the best services possible ti.1r the people that need to be served and
prntccted.
Once again. I am pleased to \\Tite in support of the Town ofl.c-,viston Police Departmcnt and
their funding proposal to the l!.S. Department nf.lustice.
LlvlS :js
Sincerdy.
Louise Slaughter
tvlembcr of Congress
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Mr. Ronald Weich
LOUISE M. SLAUGHTER
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
28TH DISTRICT, NEW YORK
September 1, 2009
Assistant Attorney General for Office of Legislative Affairs
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Room 1145
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Weich,
IJISHliCT OFFICES:
3120 FEDERAL BUILDING
100 STATE STREET
ROCHESTER, NY 14614
(585) 232-4850
465 MAIN STREET, SUlTE 105
BUFFALO, NY 14203
(716) 853-5813
1910 PINE AVENUE
NIAGARA FALLS, NY 14301
(71612821274
I am writing on behalf of my constituent, the Honorable Timothy Howard, who has contacted
me regarding the COPS Hiring Recove1y Program (CHRP). I have enclosed a copy of
correspondence that explains this case.
I would appreciate your reviewing this correspondence to assist my constituent in resolving this
matter.
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Sincerely,

Member of Congress
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TIMOXI:I'I' B. HOWARD
SHERIFF OF ERIE COUNTY
August 26, 2009
VIA U.S. MAIL & FAX,
Honorable Louise Slaughter
United States Congresswnman- zaih District
2469 Rayburn HOB
Wasl'lington. DC 20515
Dear Congresswoman Slaugl'lter:
I am writing to express my disappointment and concern over the results of the
2009 COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP). As you know, $1 billion was included in
....... Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P .L. 1115) for CHRP to hire or
retain law .enforcement offrcersTot1111'lnext11lreeyears:- -- _
From the results, it is evident that local law enforcement agencies across the
country are struggling to provide public safety given ongoing budget restraints. The
CHRP grant awards announced on July 28, showed that out of 7,272 total number of
agende11 thal applied ($8.3 billion in funds requested for nearly 40,000 officers), only
1,046 agencies were awarded funds (3,818 officers funded).
Moreover, the results showed disproportionate allocation of funds among
municipal and county law enforcement. Of the 1,203 sheriffs that applied, only 77
(6.4%) received funding compared to 5,440 applications for police and 909 awards
(16. 7% ). Meaning, under the current methodology, sheriffs/counties are three times less
likely to receive funding compared to police/municipalities.
My agency was one of thousands of applicants that did not receive funding. I
underStand that given the limited funds, not all applications could have received the
grant award ($1 billion available for $8.3 billion in requE!sts). Rut! hnflA you will agree
with me that the results and the disparity In grants awarded among municipalities and
counties should be re-evaluated, especially as the COPS Office begins reviewing the
next fiscal year COPS Hiring grant applications.
TEN DELAWARE "VENUE. BUFFALO. NEW YORK
(716) 858-7608 FAX: (716)858 76NO WEBSITE! http://www.erio.gov/sheriff
BB/26/2009 12:16 0
Honorable Louise Slaughter
August 26, 2009
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1 am seeking your support and assistance in contacting the Department of
Justice, COPS Offict1, to urge them to reassess and make necessary revisions to the
methodology used for determining COPS Hiring grant awards to ensure that future
grants ero proportionately distributed among municipalities ;Jnd oounties.
From the information provided by the COPS Office, I understand that an
objective criterion was used to rank each applicant based on their fiscal health need and
violent crime rate. However, the glaringly disproportionate allocation of fUnds among
municipal and county Jaw entorcemel'lt highlights the need to re-examine the current
methodology for COPS Hiring grant awards.
The COPS Hiring program, established in 1994, was funded at well over $1
billion annually until 1999 but was drastically reduced over the years to only $10 million
in 2005 and completely zeroed out In 2006 and 2007. Despite the fact that the fUnding
became scarce. the need continues to Increase as Indicated by the over 6,000 local law
enforcement agencies that requested fUnding but were denied. Clearly, more fUnding is
needed for this vital program.
The COPS Hiring program Is the only federal program (within both Departments
-- ofJustiCe-analTome!anctSeoul'i!y}<MJiliible to my agenay a s i s ~ m ~
to meet the growing demand for policing.
I hope you will be a strong advocate in Congress to ensure that the COPS Hiring
program Is fully funded in the future. More urgently, I urge you to address the disparity
in grants awarded among municipalities and counties under the COPS Hiring grant
program. Thank you for your efforts on behalf of Erie County. Please feel free to contact
me if you have any questions.
TBH/k)v
Very truly yours,
~ ~
TIMOTHY B. HOWARD
SHERIFF OF ERII:: COUNTY
COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES
RANKING MEMDER
July 6, 2011
Mr. Bernard K. Melekia
Director
;l!)oulie of 3L\epresentatibeli
OO!asbington, JJBQC 20515-4709
Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
145 N Street NE
Washington, DC 20539
CFDA number: 16.710
Dear Mr. Me1ekia,

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I am writing in support of the City of Lacey's application for a FY 2011 Community Oriented
Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program grant in support of their Public Safety Partnership and
Community Oriented Policing (PSP) (COP) programs.
If awarded, this grant will help the City of Lacey to hire a patrol division police officer to combat
recent increases in traffic collisions resulting from traffic violations, specifically impaired driving
offenses. Federal funds will be used to assign an additional officer to the "graveyard shift" providing
a needed resource to help address impaired driving offenses.
The Lacey Police Department works cDDperatively with the Washington State Traffic Safety
Commission and the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) and has
adopted an automated ticketing system for more efficiency in traffic enforcement efforts. The
addition of a patrol division police officer will allow law enforcement to fill a vacant officer position,
thus strengthening their police force and the safety of residents in the community.
I would like to thank you for your attention to their grant request, and ask that you please give their
application your every consideration. If you have any questions regarding this request you may
contact Wendy Sonnemann, Grants Coordinator, at (253) 593-6614.
Adam Smith
Member of Congress
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Dear Director M.elekiam,
1 am writing to offer my strong SUJ1port. fnr the grant application submitted hy the
Dnst Windsor Township Police. Department for the 2010 Community Oriented Policing
Services (COPS) program. l believe that this would mark an impm1ant step in
our e1lorts to ensure continuation of necessary c:rime prevention programs for the citizens
of New Jersey, :mdurge you to give it every appropriate consi.dcratlon.
i'i1e:EasiWin<'lsoiPo!iceneparti1iei1rTiassuncrca-norrrtrrraget-cots1h:rrthroaterr
to the capabilitie.s of force. From an authorized strength of 52, U1c
Deparlmenl ha" suiThed a roughly 20 percent reduction of force and is now operating
with only 43 officers.
These reductions have forced the Dcpartrnenllo abandon proven crime prevention
anti reduction programs, such as D.A.R.E and National Nights Out, which work to
educate children on the dangers of suhstnncc abuse and gang pat1icipation. These
programs provide a henefit to the conmnlllity and the po liee force by reducing the
opportunities for crimes to oceut and limiting lhe number of innocent citizens who will
become victims.
The Township's request (Application No. 4149) wiU t1ll two critical positions and
allow them to maintain the cuJTent level in the 2010 tlscal year. These federal resources
will allow this dcdieatcd force to continuoo to provide the with the ntCl'Ssary
level of security. Know!Dg of tho oQffiillillru;m anu -------
am wn(i<.knllhalthey will use the resources as etl'ectively and cfticicnlly ''"possible.
l am hopeful that you will carefully and objectively review their proposal and
lend your full support.
JUL-01-2010 12:37 From:HON. CHRISTPHR SMITH 202 227 7758
To: 912025155899
Thank you for your time and considemtion. Ifl can be of further assistance to
you on this issue, reach out to me directly or my as.sistant, Cate
Benedetti at (202) 225-3765.
LAMAR SMITH
21ST DISTRICT, TEXAS
http://lamarsmlth.housc.gov
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE
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August 6, 2010
U.S. Department of Justice
Attention: Lynette Chambliss- 8
1
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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
11 00 Vermont A venue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
To Whom It May Concern:
2409 RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDINP
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
{202} 22&--4236
FAX: 1202:) 225--8628
I have recently learned that the City of Jonestown Police Department has
submitted an application for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program from the Department of
Justice to hire a full-time police officer.
As a growing community in my district, the City of Jonestown's needs are also
increasing. Due to its proximity to rental properties and weekend homes, the city's
- -- - - -
difficult for the city to have a police officer on the streets at all times. In addition, a
significant area ofthe community requires law enforcement marine activities during that
same timeframe.
. . _;
My constituents are well served by the extraordinary efforts of the Jonestown
Police Department, but with limited'resources the Department is unable to meet their
current needs. The award for which the Department has applied would place an
additional police officer in the community.
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. . . ' . . . .
I ask that the application be afforded every fair and proper consideration.
?LEASE REFLY TO!
0 AUSTIN DISTRICT OFFICE
3536 BEE CAVE ROAD, #212
AUSTIN, TX 78746
(512) 306-0439
FAX! (512) 306-0417
' Sincerely,
Lamar Smith
Member of Congress
,
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301 JUNCTION HIGHWAY, #346C
KERRVILLE, TX 78028
(830)896--0154
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SAN ANTONIO, TX 78109
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LAMAR SMITH
21sTDJSTfliCT,
http://lamarsmith.house.gov
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April 27, 2009
U.S. Department of Justice
Attention: Lynette Chambliss- gth Floor
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont A venue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
To Wbom It May Concern:
2409 RAYBURN OfFICI: BU!UJING
WASHINGTON, DC 20516
(202) 225-4236
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I have recently learned that the City of Boerne Police Department has submitted
an application for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program from the Department of Justice to
hire a full-time police officer. (Control Number CFDA 1671)
The Boerne Police Department serves II ,000 residents and patrols an interstate
highway that runs through the city with 35,000 cars a day. As a growing community in
t0 :w.tirrWOO:- -
My constituents are well served by the extraordinary efforts of the Boerne Police
Department, but with limited resources the Department is unable to meet their current
needs. The award for which the Department )las applied would place a police officer in
the downtown area of Boerne.
I ask that the application be afforded every fair and proper consideration.
PtEASii REPLY TO;
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3536 BEE CAVE AOA0,#212
AUSTIN, TX 78746
(512}306--0439
FAX: (512) 306--{)427
Sincerely,

Lamar Smith
Member of Congress
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KERRVILLE, TX 78028
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INTELLIGENCE
June 10,2011
Mr. Bernard Melekian, Director
Office of Community Oriented Policing Programs
U.S. Department of Justice
145 N Street, NE
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Melekian,
RANKING MEMBER, SMALL BUSINESS
I am writing to express my support for the grant application submitted by the
Dixfield Police Department in Dixfield, Maine for funding under the Department of
Justice's FY 2011 Cops Hiring Program.
The Dixfield Police Department is a full service police agency dedicated to
providing 24 hour police protection with four officers. They have been active in their
efforts to grow an established community policing program and are to be commended for
their commitment to addressing the public safety needs of the community.
It is my understanding that the grant funds being sought will be utilized to hire an
additional officer for a patrol position, allowing the department to promote an officer to a
criminal investigator position (Detective). This request will enable the department to
m ruTfy!nves1!gilTei}omestre-\IIDienooAssauJts. and ofue.ueJi.QUJ!'<ri_llles, provide a broad
range of assistance to victims of domestic violence, and enhance relatiorisft!pirW!1lilocai
schools and the community related policing program. Given that Dixfteld is a rnral
Maine community, it struggles with constraints on its local budget and has inadequate
resources to fund an additional police officer. Thus, the federal financial assistance is
critical to this municipality's ability to hire an additional police officer. It is.with this
commitment in mind that I lend my support to their' proposal.
AU!IURN
Thank you for your time and effort on behalf of Dixfield, Maine. I urge your
most careful consideration of this application, subject to all applicable laws and
regulations, and ask that you please keep me informed of the status of the review process.
In addition to notifying my DC staff, please notify Mark Kontio of my Bangor staff at
(207)945-0432 or by e-mail at mark _kontio@snowe.senate.gov when a final
determination has been made.
sincrt ,
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Timothy J. Quinn, Acting Director
US Department of Justice
April 27, 2009
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
ll 00 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn:
RANKING MEMBER, SMALL BUSINESS
I am writing to express my strong support for the application submitted by the
Town of Dover-Foxcroft to the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community
Oriented Policing Services (COPS) for funding under its COPS Hiring Recovery
Program (CHRP).
Dover-Foxcroft has identified the following priority policing needs in its
community: additional visibility, security and intervention in schools and an officer to
develop and follow up on drug investigations. It is my understanding that CHRP funding
will enable the town to hire ah officer who will focus on community policing
uu m um mm u-relatiunshipslllld will utilize the new offiCel a selmol liaison and drillS m m - --- - -
investigator. It is with this in mind that I lend my enthusiastic support for the application.
Thank you for your time and effort on behalf of the Town of Dover-Foxcroft. I
urge your most careful consideration and ask that you please keep me informed of the
review process.
AUBURN
Two GREAT FALLS PlAZA
Surre.7B
AUnURN, ME 04210
(207) 786--2451
AUGUSTA
40 WEsTEfiN Avt:NUE, SUITE 400C
AUGUSTA, ME 04330
(207} 522--8292
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Mr. William E. Moschella
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WASHINGTON, DC 20510--3802
specter.senate.gov
March 17,2010
Assistant Attorney General for Office
of Legislative Affairs
Office of Legislative Affairs
U.S. Department ofJustice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 1145
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Moschella:
STATE OFFICES:
0 600 ARCH STREET, SU!T"E 9400
PHltAOELf'HIA, PA 19100

TOW'ER
425 SIXTH AVENUE, SUITE 1450
PriTSflURGH, PA 15219
412-044--3400
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ERIE, PA 16501
814-453--3010
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504 W. HAMILTON
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0 310 SPflUCE STREET, SuiTE 201
SCRANTON, PA 18503
571)-346-2006
0 7 NOIITH WILKES-BARRE BLVD.
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1 16 S. MAIN STREET
WJU(E5-8ARRE, PA 18702
570-826-8265
I am writing concerning the Borough of Charleroi's application for funding through the COPS
Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP). It is my understanding that the Charleroi's proposal was not
selected for the July 28, 2010 announcement and remains under a pending status within the
COPS office. I am advised that the Borough plans to hire two additional full-time officers with
this funding request.
I would greatly appreciate your affording this proposal your full and fair consideration. If you
have any concerns or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact my staff
------- ------ .. ---------------------
Regional Enterprise Tower
425 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1450
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
(412) 644-3400 (t); (412) 644-4871 (f)
Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.
Sincerely,

Arlen Specter
AS/acp
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U.S. Department of Justice
81 0 Seventh Street. NW, 6"' Floor
Washington, DC 20531
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I am writing to you on behalf of the Vernon ToYIIIShip Police Department located in
Northwestern Penllsylvan.ia in the city of Meadville. It is my understanding that the Vernon
Township Police Department has applied for frle COPS Hiring Program (CHP), ORI Number:
---------- _PA02011.
I arn advised that the Vernon Township Police Department applied for the. COPSHmng
Program in 2009 but that the department's application was placed in a pending status, and that it
is now currently being reviewed. It is my understanding that it is the desire of the police
department to hire additional officers on its force in order to increase the level of public sa.futy. I
have been informed that this program could provide police officers with the opportunity to obtain
new technologies, inform community members about ways to prevent crime, as well as test and
develop innovative policing strategies.
Accordingly, it appears that the Vernon Township Police Department and the region it
serves would greatly benefit the COPS Hiring Program, and I urge you to give it your full and
fair consideration for approval.

Arlen Specter
AS/co
tlnited
Mr. Bernard K. Melekian
Director
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
September 13, 2010
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Director Melekian:
We are writing on behalf of Cranberry Township, located in Butler County, Pennsylvania
that, we are informed, has submitted an application in conjunction with the Seneca Valley School
District to the Secure Our Schools (SOS) competitive grant program, made available by the
Department of Justice. It is our understanding that this proposed project is designed to provide
much needed security for students, teachers, and administrators.
We are advised that the requested funding focuses on obtaining technology related items
that will greatly enhance security throughout the nine separate buildings which comprise the
______ Among the items requested are school bus cameras, card-readers
at entrances, and panic buttonsJoi- -
of this grant application, the municipal police departments within the schoOl district have agreed
to provide the security assessments required by the grant regulations at no cost. Furthermore, we
are advised that this grant request will allow this new collaborative multi-municipal effort to
continue, and the children and parents in the school district will be the direct beneficiaries.
As it appears the funding from this grant program will provide a much needed security
upgrade for students, teachers, and administrators in the Seneca Valley School District, we urge
you to give their application your full and fair consideration for funding approvaL Please direct
your reply to John Harms in Senator Specter's office and Jackie Erickson in Senator Casey's
office at (202) 224-4254 and (412) 803-7370, respectively.
Sincerely,
ff>Jr1_
Robert P. Casey
ARLEN SPECTER
PENNSYLVANIA
COMMITTEES:
JUDICIARY
APPROPRIATIONS
ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS
VETEMNS' AFFAIRS
AGING
0 711 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20510-3802
202-224--4254
Mr. Timothy J. Quinn
Acting Director
9Jinitcd
WASHINGTON, DC 20510-3802
specter.senate.gov
May 8, 2009
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
United States Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn:
STAll:: OFFICES:
0 600 ARCH STREET, SUrrE 9400
p DELPHIA. PA 19106
597-7200
ONAL ENTERPRISE TOWER
425 SIXTH AVENUE, $UfTE 1450
PITISBURGH, PA 15219
412-644-3400
0 STE B-120, fEDERAL BUILDING
17 SouTH PARK Row
ERIE, PA 16501
814-453-3010
0 ROOM 1104, FEOEAAL BUILDING
HARRISBURG, PA 17101
717-782-3951
0 SUITE 3814, fEDERAL BUILDING
504 W, HAMILTON
ALLENTOWN, PA 18101
610-434-1444
0 310 SPRUCE STREET, SUITE 201
SCRANTON, PA 18503
570-346-2006
0 7 NORTH WIU<ESBARRE BLVD.
SUITE 377M
116 S. MAJN STREET
WILKES-BARRE, PA 18'102
570-826--6265
Re: PA00273
I am writing on behalf of the Borough ofHeidelberg's grant application for funding through the 2009
COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP). The Borough has applied for $282,474 in funding to help
sustain police operations and avoid the planned layoffs of two officers.
I am advised that the Borough ofHeide1berg, like many municipalities, is experiencing severe fiscal
hardship due in part to reductions in earned income tax, per -capita tax, loss of critical businesses and
employers and the reductions of general property values of properties following the flooding associated
with hurricane Ivan in 2004.
I urge you to give the borough's application for funding your full arid fair consideration. 1fyou have any
further questions, please do not hesitate to contact my Community Affairs Coordinator, Mr. Adam C.
Pope, at the following address:
Regional Enterprise Tower
425 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1450
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
(412) 644-3400 (t); (412) 644-4871 (f)
Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.
(fi'
ArlenSpec
AS/acp
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ARLEN SPECTER
PENNSYLVANIA
Ms. M. Faith Bmton
CJ.anited
WASHINGTON, DC 20610--3802
specter ,sen<Jte.gov
May29, 2009
Acting Assistant Attorney General for Office
of Legislative Affairs
Office of Legislative Affairs
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 1145
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Ms. Bmton:
COMMlffiES;
JUDICIARY
APPROPRIATIONS
ENVIRONMENT AND
PUBLIC WORKS
VETERANS' AFFAIRS
AGING
I am writing to you on behalf of the Salisbury Township Police Department,
located in Lehigh County, P A. It is my understanding that Salisbury Township Police
Department has submitted an application to the Department of Justice for a COPS Hiring
Recovery Program grant (CFDA # 16.710). Funding from this grant would allow
Salisbury Township Police Department to hire an additional officer to their police force.
I am advised that the eastern sections of Salisbury Township border the City of
Allentown and have been dealing with increased rates of gang activity, drug sales,
graffiti, and vandalism. I am told Township
Police Department would use the funding to hire an additional-police oft'icir To --
patrol unit, replacing an experienced officer, who would then become the designated
Community Police officer. I am told that the Community Police officer would be
responsible for, among other things, being the first point of contact for citizens in the
distressed areas of Salisbury Township and providing presentations explaining the
concept of community policing.
As it appears the Salisbury Township Police Department would use the funding to
improve the safety and well-being of the community they serve, I urge you to give it your
full and fair consideration for funding approval. Please direct your reply to my Director
of Special Projects, Anna Platt, at 711 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
20510.
Arlen Specter
AS/ap
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ARLEN SPECTER
Pf_NNSYLVANIA
<Janitcd
WASHINGTON, DC 20510-3802
specter,senato.gov
May29, 2009
Ms. M. Faith Burton
Acting Assistant Attorney General for Office
of Legislative Affairs
Office of Legislative Affairs
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 1145
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Ms. Burton:
COMMITTEES:
JUDICIARY
APPROPRIATIONS
ENVIRONMI::NT AND
PUBUC WORKS
VETERANS' AFFAIRS
AGING
I am writing to you on behalf of the City of Sunbury of Northumberland County,
Pa. It is my understanding that the City of Sunbury has submitted an application to the
Department of Justice for a COPS Hiring Recovery Program grant (CFDA # 16.710).
Funding from this grant would allow the City of Sunbury to hire additional police
officers.
I am advised that in the past, the City of Sunbury was able to maintain a police
__ the city'spopulation. However, I have also
been told that, in recent years, the numb(;rofpoTiceofficerson tile 1'orcenas1ieen
reduced to eleven. I have been made aware that the City is now dealing with an increase
in drug and gang-related activity, and the City of Sunbury would use the grant funding to
add three police officers to their police department.
As it appears the funding would be used to better provide for the safety and
security of the City of Sunbury, I urge you to give it your full and fair consideration for
funding approval. Please direct your reply to my Director of Special Projects, Anna Platt,
at 711 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510.
Arlen Specter
AS/ap
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AALEN SPECTER
PENNSYlVANIA
Ms. M. Faith Burton
'Bnitcd
WASHI.NGTON, DC 2051(}-3802
specter.senate.gov
June 15, 2009
Acting Assistant Attorney General for Office
of Legislative Affairs
Office ofLegislative Affairs
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 1145
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Ms. Burton:
COMMiffiES:
JUDICIARY
APPROPRIATIONS
ENVIRONMENT AND
PUE3LIC WORKS
VETERANS' AFFAIRS
AGING
I am writing to you on behalf of the Borough of Newville, located in Cumberland
County, P A. It is my understanding that the Borough ofNewville has submitted an
application to the Department of Justice for a COPS Hiring Recovery Program grant
(CFDA# 16.710). Funding from this grant would allow the Borough ofNewville to hire
and retain a new, full-time police officer.
I am advised that the Borough of Newville would use the funding to continue to
m -mainiain astr<'JRg law enforct>roent presence within. the
told that the Borough would be able to continue to work witnand designate one offtcer to
work with the Cumberland County Drug Task Force, while also continuing its' service
commitment to the Big Spring School District. I have also been told that overall, the
grant would allow the Borough Police Department to maintsin a high level of visibility
throughout the Newville community.
As it appears the funding would be used by the Borough to Newville to continue
to provide for the safety of the citizens they serve, I urge you to give their application
your full and fair consideration for funding approval. Please direct your reply to my
Director of Special Projects, Anna Platt, at 711 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington,
D.C. 20510.
Arlen Specter
AS/ap
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07/29_/2009 FAX
;3enate
The Honorable Eric !-!older
Attorney G<meral
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washingtor., DC 20530-0001
Dear Attorr.ey General Holder:
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
July 29, 2009
We write today regarding the U.S. Department of Justice's COPS Hiring Recovery
Program (CHRP) and your department's recent announcement of its award recipients.
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While we are pleased to see that Pennsylvania received $20,163,683 in total CHRP
awards, we are deeply concerned that several major cities in the Cormnonwealth did not receive
any CHRP funding. Specifically, the cities of Pittsburgh, Allentown, Lancaster, York,
Bethlehem, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre were not chosen as recipients of these grants.
It is our understanding that the goal of CHRP is to create and/or preserve law
enforcemer.t positions during times of economic downturn when police departments experience

department> in Pennsylvania that did not receive any of this CHRP funding may be unable to
prevent tlie;e layoffs. We are concerned that a lack of police officers in Pennsylvania will place
our constituents in a precarious position.
As we move forward and additional resources are made avtilable, we would like to stress
the urgent need for justice funding in Pennsylvania, especially for 1hose cities and police
departments that have not received any recovery funding from your department thus far.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact us directly if you would like
to discuss this further.
Sincerely,
Arkn Specter

Robert P. Casey, Jr.
ARLEN SPECTER
PENNSYLVANIA
Lynette Chambliss
U.S. Deprutment of Justice
'tinitcd
WASHINGTON, DC 2051Q-3B02
specter .senete.gov
September 16, 2009
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Dear Ms. Chambliss,
COMMITIEES:
JUDICIARY
APPROPRIATIONS
ENVIRONMENT AND
PUBLIC WORKS
VETERANS' AFFAIRS
AGING
I am writing to you today on behalf of Everett Police Department of Bedford County,
Pennsylvania. It is my understanding that the department has submitted an application for the
Community Oriented Policing Services of the U.S. Department of Justice ( CFDA# = 16.71 0). It
has come to my attention that, if awarded funding, the EPD will implement a plan that will reach
out to the community by having a community officer that will be assigned to go to the
community and create partnerships and support.
__ liD]l_toldjhat this community officer will do a weekly walk through the business district
to discuss concerns officer
will work with other governmental and community initiatives by reorienting the police mission.
Finally, the community officer will work in coordination with the Domestic Abuse Center, the
Boy and Girl Scouts and National Night Out to better inform the public.
As it appears the Everett Police Department will be well served and provide better safety
atid security to the community, I urge you to give their application your full atid fair
consideration for funding approval. Please direct your n'ply to my Director of Special Projects,
Robert Jones, at 711 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510.
Arlen Specter
AS/rj
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JACKIE SPEIER
1211-l DISTiliCT,
21 \ CANNON HousE OFFICE BUILDIIJG
WASHINGTON, DC 205 15-QS 12
(202) 2253531
FAX: (202) 226-4183
400 $, El CAMINO REAL SUITE 41 0
SAN MATEO, CA 94402
(650) 342-0300
FAx: (650) 375-8270
W\'IW .SPEI>A. HOUSE.G0\1
July 12,2011
QCongre%% ot tbe mlntteb $tate%
of 3l\epresentati\:lei
wmla%bington, 'i!Qt 20515-0512
Mr. Bernard Melekian, Director
Office. of Community Oriented Police Services
U.S. Department of Justice
145 N Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Mr. Melekian:
COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY
SUBCOMMITTEES:
RMII(JNG MEMB!1 OF CDUNHRTERRQRIS!A
AND
COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND
GOVERNMENT REFORM
SUBCOMMITTEES:
REGUlATORY AFfAIRS, 511MULUS OVERSIGHT AND
GovERIIMHIT
TARP, fiNANCIAL SERVICES ANO
BAILOUTS Of Puauc AND PRIVATE PROGRAMS
TECHNOLOGY, INfORMATION POLICY, AND
PRocuREMENT
I am writing to respectfully support the application of the San Mateo Police Department for a
grant through the 2011 COPS Hiring Program. The city hopes to use the funds to replace the
Neighborhood Response Community Policing Team that the city had to end in 2009 due to
budget shortfalls. This team will create a dedicated resource to respond to community concerns
including gangs, Night, disorder, violent and property crime sprees, and truancy and school
related policing and bullying issues,,.
errfurcement,aruiit--
is illustrated in San Mateo. ,In this cijy, local gangs. are part of a regional ot national network of
organized criminal enterprise engaged in multiple activities, including selling illegal drugs and
illegal weapons, and probably human trafficking. Community policing reduces the recruitment
potential of gangs and Jr\ISt between the department and Jndividuals in the community.
of tn,Ist cwi prc;>'iide. investigation assistance needed ..
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The evolving demographic of San Mateo County reflects the diversity of the Bay Area as a
whole. This phenomenon is particularly apparent in the City of San Mateo where gangs develop
as a substitute for other types of community groups, such as recreational groups or youth-
oriented groyps

P,et'l{e,Gn the .community ,and young people. The


police depl!flm\mt Iii! Actiyities \O recreational and ,
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related policing.awl,bullying pmblems. COPS funding depar:!fnent.step up its. . . ,
response beyond 'its outstanding PAL Program, creating personnel to answer complaints from the
pl!blic about,pr.ope.;x.c.r4nes that signal broader problems in the community and complaints
about blight. Most i!llportantly, .througb,,CQPS;funqipg, ,will have the
resqur,ces to work with families andschoo,ls on trua)lc_y,pmblem.s..; ,,
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The District Attorney, Sheriff and judges of San Mateo County are also focused on youth
rehabilitation and deterrence. In short, COPS funding for the City of San Mateo will dovetail
with the effort ofthe county's law enforcement leaders to find the best solution for a troubled
youth and the community served by thispolice department.
Thank you for your consideration of i ~ 'letter. The San Mateo Police Department is serious
about community policing and has a long and successful history of long-tenn problem-solving in
partnership with the community and allied agencies. The department would welcome the
opportunity to be a success story for the COPS Hiring Program, as well as for the community
that it serves.
All the best, ~
JOHN M. SPRATT, JR.
5TH DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA
DISTRICT OfFICES:
201 EAST MAIN
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WASHINGTON, D.c. 20515
1202) 22Sc5501
707 !!UL TMAN DRIVE
SUMTER. SOUTH CAFIOUNA 29100

COMMITTEES:
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ARMED SERVICES
88 P\llltJC SOU.AAE
OARLINGlON. SOUTH CAROLINA 29532
(843)
June 23, 2010
Mr. Bernard Melekian
Director, Community Oriented Policing Services
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Director Melekian:
Re: Lancaster County Sheriffs Office
I am pleased to support the application for the Community Oriented Policing Services
(COPS) Grant that the Lancaster County Sheriffs Office recently submitted to the Department
of Justice,
--It-i&my.-lernnding that
Sheriffs Office to hire ftve new sworn officers for a three year project at a cost of $664,705,
This cost would cover salaries and fiinge benefits for each officer and the County would provide
the cost of all equipment, uniforms, and vehicles,
Federal funding for this project would help improve the capabilities of a sheriffs office
that wishes to take a proactive approach to its present and future needs, I hope that favorable
consideration will be given to the merits of this proposal and federal funds will be available to
assist in these efforts. Lancaster County and the City of Lancaster were early participants in the
COPS program, They understood and believed in community policing, and their use ofthese
grants was a model for neighboriog jurisdictions and really for law enforcement around the
country, If you see fit to grant this application, I can assure you, the funds will be put to good
use and applied in keeping with the purpose and philosophy of the COPS program,
If you have any questions, please contact me or my staff at (202)225-5501,
Respectfully,

John M. Spratt Jr. <.
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JUN. 7. 2010 3:06PM
Senator Debbie Stabenow
OEBBIE STABENOW
MICHIGAN
June 7, 2010
Timothy Quinn
U.S. Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20530
I run writing ...
133 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 2051o-:2204
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. . . in support of the COPS Hiring Recovery Program Grant application being submitted by the
Ingham County Sheriff's Office in Mason, Michigan.
The Ingham County Sheriff's Office has experienced tremendous budget constraints in recent
years, resulting in staff reductions that seriously hamper community policing efforts. This
funding will be used to fill ten deputy positions. These deputies will be used to provide enhanced
services to specific community policing sectors within various townships in Ingham County.
I am impressed by the commitment of the Ingham County Sheriff's Office to provide quality law
enforcement services. I hope you will give their proposal your strong consideration.
Sincerely,

Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator
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Senator Debbie Slabenow
l ::ST NO. 2997 P. 2
DEBBIE STABeNOW
MICHIGAN
July2, 2010
The Honorable Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
"lanittd
133 HART SENATE OFFICE BUlLDJNG
WASHINGTON, DC 2051o-2204
950 Pennsy!vartia Ave., NW, Room 1145
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Attorney General,

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r am pleased to support the 20 l 0 COl'S Hiring Program Grant application being submitted by the
Waterford Township Police Department.
Waterford Township Police Department has lost sixteen officers in the past nine years due to
attrition and anticipates double-digit budget reductions in the coming year. Despite these
challenges the department is committed to improving safety and community policing efforts.
This funding will enable tbem to retain three police officers assigned as public school liaisons
and one assigned to the DBA Federal Task Force. The loss of these officers would severely
jeopardize their successful community policing programs and efforts to rel11$1:ate some critical
crime prevention programs.
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quality law enforcement services. I hope you will give their proposal your strong consl<remhotc- -
Sincerely,

Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator
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DEBBIE STABENOW
MICHIGAN
Senator Debbie Stabenow
tlnited
June 2, 2011
The Honorable Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
133 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WP$HINGTON, DC 20510-2204
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 1145
Washington, DC20530
Dear Mr. Attorney General,
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NO. 5853 P. 2/2

AGR!CULTURI':, NUTHlTION,ANO FORf$TRY
BUDGET
ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
FINANCE'
I am pleased to support the COPS Hiring Program Grant application being submitted by the
Royal Oak Police Department.
The City of Royal Oak continues to be impacted by the weak economy in Michigan, resulting in
budget cuts and the layoff of many police officers. This funding will enable fue Department to
rehire police officers and focus on being a Community Oriented Police Department. The
additional officers will provide greater patrol capabilities and response times as well as build
relationships with the community.
I am impressed by the Royal Oak Police Department's commitment to providing quality law
I hope you will give their proposal your strong consideration.
Sincerely,

Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator
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APR. 20. 2009 9:26AM Senator Debbie Stabenow
DEBBIE STABENOW
MICHiGAN
April17, 2009
Timothy Quinn, Acting Director
COPS
U.S. Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20530
I am writing , .
NO. 6749 P. 2/3
AGRICUlTUilE. Nt.JTRITJON, ANO FORESTRY
EILIDGET
NERGY AND NATURAl RESOURCES
;JNANCE
. . . in support of the COPS Hiring Recovery Program Giant application being submitted by the
Hillsdale City Police Department in Hillsdale, Michigan.
Like many small communities across Michigan, the City of Hillsdale is experiel).cing extremely
high levels of unemployment and business closUies. The Department will use this funding to
rehire a laid off full-time certified police officer and restructure their call management system for
better communication with the public.
I am impressed by the Hillsdale City Police Department's commitment to providing qttality law
enforcement services. I hope you will give their proposal your strong consideration.
Sincerely,
([A
Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator
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Tbnoihy Quinu, Acting Director
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Washinr;ton, DC 20530
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Farmington 'Public Safety Depmtmeut (FPSD) in Farmington, :Michigan.
Due to the severe economic condition in Jv1ichigan, the city :imposed a public safety ofllccr hiring
fieeze in 2008. This reduction i11 oi'ficers has ncgtrtively impacted existing community policing
programs and hampered the depattment's ability to adopt a desperately needed Ap:;u-lment Watch
Program. The FPSD will use this funding to hire a public safeiy offlcer to meet this critical need
for enhsnced services.
-- C_Q_Jlli1Iii!llentt()_]Jreventing crime through strengthened
comm11nity partnerships. I hope yon will give their proposalyouis'frongcol:Wffierat!orr.
Sincerely,

Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator
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. . . in support of the COPS Hiring Recovery Program Grant application being submitted by the
Brighton Polioe Department in Brighton, Mi.ehigan.
Like many small communities across Michigan, the City of Brighton is expmiencing extremely
high levels of unemployment and revenue loss. The Department will use this funding 1o rehire a
fulHime certified police officer to implement connmmity policing strategies.
I 311\ irnpressed by the Brighton Police Department's commitment to providing quality law
erctorcement setvices. I hope you will give their proposal your strong consideration.
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MICHIGAN AGI\ICUl.T IRE, NUTRITION, AND FORESTRY
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April30,2009
Timothy Quinn
Acting Director
COPS
1100 Vermont Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20530
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WASHlNGION, DC 20510-2204
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City of Wayne Police Department in Wayne, Michigan.
The Wayr1.e Police Department has experienced tremendous budget constraints in the past three
years, resulting in the elimination of three police officers, a dispatcher and two full-time civilian
positions, In addition, they will lose three senior officers this June due to retirement. This
funding will enable them to hire three full-time certified police officers and address increasing
demands for police services.
I am impressed PQljcepeQartl!lent's commitment to providing quality law
enforcement $ervices. I hope you will give their pxoposaryour-stron{ oonS!deranon.
Sincerely,
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Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator
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DEBBIE STABENOW
MlCHlUAN
April 30, 2009
Timothy Quinn
Acting Director
COPS
Senator Debbie Stabenow
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133 HAAi SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20510-2204
1100 V errnont A venue Northwest
Washington, DC 20530
I am writing ...
NO. 6863 P. 4
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. . . in support of the COPS Hiring Recovery Program Grant application being submitted by the :.
Fremont Police Department in Ftemont, Michigan.
Currently, the Department's only Community Police Officer is tesponsible for serving area
schools as well as the community. Fremont will use this funding to hire an additional
Community Police Officer, who will work fulltime within the school district and free up the
other officer to concentrate on community projects.
I am impressed by the Fremont Police Department's commitment to prevent crime by building
strong relatioJ1Ships community. !hope you will give their proposal
your strong consideration. ----------------------------------------- -- ------------------
Sincerely,

Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator
22.1 W. LAKE LANSING ROAD
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MAY. 7. 2009 3:27PM Senator Oebbie Stabenow
DEBBIE STABENOW
MICHIGAN

May7,2009
Tlnlothy Quinn
U.S. Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20530
I am writing ...
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WASHINGTON, OC 2001!>-:1.204
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... in support of the COPS Hiring Recovery Ptogrrun Grant application being submitted by the
Ontonagon County Sheriff's Office in Ontonagon, Michigan.
The Ontonagon ColUlty Sheriff's Office is the only law enforcement agency for this large rural
county in the Upper Peninsula. This funding will enable them to hire two full-time oflicers to
.assist in coverage and free up the School 'Resource Officer to address the increasing demand for
police setvices in area schools.
I am imptes$ed by the efforts of the Ontonagon County Sheriff's Office to provide quality law
enforcement services. I hope you will give their proposal your strong consideration.
S"riicerety; -

Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator
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COMMITrtH;:
MAY. 7. 2009 3:27PM
Senator Debbie Stabenow
DEBBIE STA8ENOW
MICHIGAN
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May?, 2009
Timothy Quinn
U.S. Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20530
133 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 2{)510....2204
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The Flint Police Department has been particularly hard hit by the economic crisis in Michigan,
resulting in severe budget cuts and the layoff of many police officers. This funding will be used
to hire :fit\y fu\1-time certified officers and provide the level of police services needed to protect
the community.
I am impressed by the City of Flint Pollee Department's comtnitment to providing quality law
enforcement services. I hope you will give their proposal your strong consideration.
Sincerely,
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Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator
721 W. LAKe lANSING ROAD
SUrfE 100
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MAY. 7.2009 3:27PM
Senator Debbie Stabenow
DEBBIE STABENOW
MICHIGAN
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May 7, 2009
Timothy Quinn
U.S. Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20530
I am writing ...
133 t-IART SENATE l.JUILDING
WASHINGTON, OC M510-2'204
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Shlawassee County Sheriffs Office in Corunna, Michigan.
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Shiawassee County will use this funding to hire two full-time deputies to round out sq'\.?ads
and free up an administrative sergeant position. The addition of the new officers and :;; rr:
reorganization of staff will enable them to implemeftt community policing programs si'ibh as
Project Lifesavers and a Boy Scout Explorer Program.
I am impressed by the efforts of the Shiawassee County Sheriffs Office to provide quulity law
enforcement and develop partnerships in the community. I hope you will give their proposal
your strong consideration.
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Sincerely,
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Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator
221 W, lANSING ROAD
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COMMITTEES,
MAY. 7. 2009 3:28PM Senator Debbie Stabenow
DEBBIE STABEI'JDW
MICHIGAN AGRICULTl,Ri, NUTRITION, AND FOAES1f\Y
BUDGET
ENEaG'r AND NAl\IRAL RESOURCES
May7,2009
Timothy Quinn
U.S. Department of Justice
11 00 Vermont Avenue Northwest
W asbington, DC 20530
133 HART SEt<IATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 2051H204
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City of Walker Police Department in Walker, Michigan. "' _
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The Walker Police Department has experienced twmendous budget constraints in
resulting in maff reductions that seriously hlllnper community policing efforts. This fu
be used to fill two vacant officer positions and retain two positions scheduled for lay-o '!1.!$,
additional officers will enable them to focus on proactive crime prevention activities i1i:Q:Ie w
schools and community.
I ll1ll impressed by the City ofWalker Police Department's conunittnent to providing quality law
enforcement seiYlc!>'l._lhope}'(J\i_\Vi],lji"'e_the_ll'proposal your strong consideration.
Sincerely,

Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator
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JUN. 22.2009 \0:33AM
P"BBIE STABENOW
Senator Debbie Stabenow
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June 22, 2009
The Honorable Eri(; Holder
U.S. Department ofJustice
ilnitcd
133 HART SENAT6 OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 2.(J51Q-2204
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 1145
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Secretary,
NO. 7416 P. 2/2
COMMJTTfES:
AGF\ICI tLTURE, NUTRITION, AND FORESTRY
BUDGET
ENr RGY AND NATUML RESOURCES

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I am writing in support of the COPS Hiring Recovery Program Grant application being
submitted by the Cheboygan Department of Public Safety in Cheboygan, Michigan.
Like many small co!llJ.llunities across Michigan, the City of Cheboygan is experiencing budget
cuts and reductions in law enforcement staff. The Department will use this funding to retain two
full-time certified police officers who are needed to maintain the current level of crime
prevention and police services.
1 am impressed by the Cheboygan Department of Public Safety's commitment to providing
quality law enforcement services and a safe and secure community, I hope you will give their
ptoposal
Sincerely,
([k
Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator
W.lAKE lANSINIJ ROAD
100
I:AST LANSING, Mt 49923
(517) 203-1780
24:3W. CONGRE:SS S'mEET
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JUN. 26. 2009 3:08PM
Senator Debbie Stabenow
DEBBIE STABENOW
MICHIGAN
'Rnitcd
June 26, 2009
Timothy Quinn
U.S. Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20530
I am writing . ,
133 HART OFFICE BUILDING
WASH!NGrON, DC 20!11D-2204
NO. 7485 P. 2/2 t; .r.: r: A,
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COMMITTfi!S:
AGRICUL rUf\1:, N\.J!'RmDN, AND FORESTRY
ElUDGEi
ENER iY AND NATURAl RE:SOURCE:S
flNANCJ;:
. . . in support of the COPS Hiring Recovety Program Grant application being submitled by tile
University of Michigan, Department of Public Safety in Ann Al;bor, Michigan.
The Department of Public Safety, in addition to its egular law enforcement duties, is responsible
for securing property and facilities recently purchased by the University of Michigan. The
Department will use this funding to hire five additional full-time officers to insure the safety of
the university and its facilities.
I am impressed by the Department of Public Safety's commitment to providing quality law
enforcement services, I hope you will give their proposal your strong consideration.
Sincerely,
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Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator
:221 W. l.Al(f LANSING 1'\0AD
sum: 100
EAST lANSING, Ml
15171 i03-1760
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SUITE 550
DETROll; Ml 49l2G
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432 N. I;AGINAW STRI!ET
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JUL. 10.2009 4:29PM Senator Debbie Stabenow
DEBBIE SIABENOW
MICHIGAN
tlnitcd
July 10, 2009
Timothy Qtilnn
U.S. Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20530
lam writing, , .
133 HART 61JILDING
WASMINGTON, t>C 20510-2204
CQJ,.!I,IITTEES:
AGI'I!CULTUI N\Jl'A.mON, AND FDR'ESTAY
BUDGET
ENERGY II.ND NATVRAL
A NANCE
. . . in support of the COPS Hiring Recovery Program Grant application being submitted by the
Sturgis Police Department in Sturgis, Michigan.
For the past three years, the Sturgis Police Department has been staffed at minimum levels due to
budget constraints and the decision to not replace two open positions. rus funding will enable
them to avoid laying-off a full-time certified police officer and maintain their current otaffing
levels. The loss of this position would severely jeopardize their successful community policing
programs such as the school liaison, bike patrol and Volunteers in Policing.
I am impressed by the Sturgis Police Department's commitment to providing quality law
enfmcemeJJ! sendces.IhQJJUOU will_JJive l.lleir ptoposal your strong consideration.
Sincerely,
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Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator
V:1 W. tAKE LANSING f\OAD
SUIT 100
liAST LANSING, M! ltM11$
(517) 2.03-171,10
2A3W, CQNQRI1.SS STREET
SUITE 550
DETROrt Ml 4S226
{313} 961-4330
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1901 W, RIDGE
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MMOUE.ll'f, MI4SW5
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AUG. 21.2009 5: \4PM Senator Debbie Stabenow
DEBBIE STABENOW
MICHIGAN
11.nitcd i'tatcs
August 21,2009
Timothy Quinn
U.S. Depru-tment of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20530
I am writing ...
133 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHJNGLON, DC 205102204
NO. 82\7 P. 2/2
AGRICULTUt t:, NUTRmON,AND fORESTRY
BUDGET
ENERGY \ND NATURAL FIESOURCts
A NANCE
, , , in support of the COPS Hiring Recovery Program Grant application being submitted by the
City of Westland Police Department.
In the early 1990s, the City of Westland restructured their patrol and detective bureau districts
based on the community policing model. This restructuring has fostered a sense of ownership
and belonging among the offtcers and enhanced relations!lips between the community <md
police, This funding will enable the department to continue this successful approach by placing
additional officers on the street.
I am impressed by the Westland Police Department's commitment to providing quality law
give their proposal your strong consideration.
Sincerely,

Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator
221 W, LAKe V.N$lNG ROAD
10D
Mf 40023
(617} 2G3-1?00
243W. CONGRiSS SH\Ef!.l
SUI'\'! 550
OETI\OIT, M! 4S226
(313) 961-4330
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surre. a01
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FORTNEY PETE STARK
13TH DiSTRICT, CALIFORNIA
COMMITTEE ON
WAYS AND MEANS
jOINT COMMTITEE
ON TAXATION
www .HOUSE.GOV I STARK
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
july 5, 2011
The Honorable Bernard Melekian
Director, Community Oriented Policing
United States Department of justice
145 N Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
239 CANNON HoUSE OFFICE 8UJLDIKG
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
(202) 225--5065
39300 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 220
FREMONT, CA 94538
(510}494-1388
PETEMAIL@MAJL.l!OUSE.GOV
Re: Support for the City of Hayward Community Oriented Policing Services Application
Dear Director Melekian:
I write in support of the City of Hayward's application for grant funding through the
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program. This funding is critical for Hayward
to maintain its current level of police officers.
Since the beginning of the nation's economic downturn, Hayward's finances have been
squeezed by the combined forces of revenue decreases and runaway cost increases. The City
Council will soon vote for approval on the FY11 budget, which includes 54 staff
reductions/layoffs. Eighteen of those are Police Department reductions, twelve of which are
sworn positions. These deep cuts threaten community oriented initiatives including the City's
two new neighborhood substations, the anti-bullying and truancy prevention efforts with the
Hayward Unified School District, and the ability to respond to the recent increase in burglaries.
__ "_ward would allow the City to enhance and initiate strategies to address
residential burglarieS,-witllpamCUJ:arempnaslsurryouth---crimeantl lre"f'ffighldsin.school
Funding would allow for increased truancy monitoring and targeted anti-bullying strategies as
well as provide anti-bullying prevention training courses to patrol officers and school resource
officers. Funding would also allow Hayward to work with retail hardware stores to provide
residents with safety training, security tips and discounts on crime prevention-related
purchases. The collaboration would continue into Hayward Neighborhood Alert organizations
to increase membership and develop crime prevention videos for the community.
Hayward would like to maintain innovative community policing strategies that address
particular crime issues within the City and increase community involvement.
Thank you for your consideration and ongoing support.
ete Stark
Member of Congress .
FORTNEY PETE STARK
13TH DISTIUCT, CALIFOR.J'llA
COMMJITEE ON
WAYSANDMEANS
)OINT COMMITTEE
ON TAXATION
WWW.HOUSE.GOV/STARK
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
Mr. Bernard K. Melekian
Acting Director
April26, 2010
Community Oriented Policing Services Office (COPS)
950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Director Melekian:
239 CANNON lloUSE 0FFJCE Bu1LDfNG
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
(202) 225--5065
39300 OV1C CENTER DIUVE, Sum 220
FKEMONT, CA 94538
(510) 494--1388
PETEMAILMAIL.HOUSE.GOV
I am writing today in support of the City of Fremont's grant application for COPS
Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) funding as part of the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act.
I understand that these funds are very competitive and often awarded on a
formulaic basis. However, Fremont is in a unique situation as California's fourteenth
most populous city. The national ratio of police officers to citizens is two officers per
1,000 citizens, and Fremont operates on .86 officers for every thousand people.
The.Erernont

see twelve positions go vacant this year due to


retirements, and a small amount oTfi.inillngWITrgo:rtong-way in
safety. I urge you to give serious consideration to Fremont's request.
FORTNEY PETE STARK
131'1-l DISTRICT, CAUI'ORNI>\
COMMmEEON
WAYS AND MEANS
JOINT COMMm1lE
ON TAXATION
WWW.HOUSE.GOV /STARK
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
Mr. Timothy J. Quinn
Acting Director
june 5, 2009
Community Oriented Policing Services Office (COPS)
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Director Quinn:
239 CANNON HoUSE OFFICE BUILOING
W ASHINOTON, DC 20515
(>02) 225-5065
39300 Ov1c Cl:lNTER OruvE, Surrn 220
FREMONT, CA 94538
(510) 494-1388
PETilMAIL@MAIL.HOUSE.GOV
I am writing today in support of Alameda County's grant application for COPS
Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) funding as part of the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act.
The Alameda County Sheriffs Office is seeking over $10 million in funding to
maintain 33 Sheriff's deputy positions in six different units: Valley Patrol,
DUI/ Cover, Gang Suppression, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, and School Resource
Officers. These additional positions will allow the County to increase its community
policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.
As you are keeniy aware, the nation's economy is directly impacting our local
goverrunents, forcing the cities and counties to make difficult cuts. Specifically,
Alameda County has an unemployment rate of 10.9% as of April2009, and is facing
a funding gap of $187 million in its FYlO budget.
Any assistance provided through the COPS Hiring Recovery funding will assist the
Sherriff's office and the greater community in these difficult times. I urge you to give
this application your most serious -....
Member of Congress
FORTNEY PETE STARK
13TH Dtsnucr, CAUFORNIA
COMMITI'EE ON
WAYS AND MEANS
JOINT COMMrrrEE
ON TAXATION
WWW.HOUSE.GOV /STAID(
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
June 18, 2009
Mr. Timothy J. Quinn
Acting Director
Community Oriented Policing Services Office (COPS)
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Director Quinn:
239 CANNON HoUSE OFFICE BUILDING
w ASHll'o/GTON, DC 20515
(202) 225-5065
39300 CMc CENTER DRivE, SUITE 220
FREMONT, CA 94538
(510) 494--1388
PJITEMAIL@MAIL,HOUSE.GOV
I am writing today in support of Union City's grant application for COPS Hiring Recovery
Program (CHRP) funding as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Union City, California is a community of more than 70,000 people located in the San
Francisco Bay Area at the gateway to the Silicon Valley in Alameda County. The city is a
unique mix of ethnically diverse suburban, urban and industrial areas. While the location of
the city makes it convenient to many places in the region, this also poses serious challenges.
High crime areas surround the community with serious issues related to gangs and
organized crime. In fact, two local gangs have identified areas of Union City as their "turf."
This encroachment has serious implications. Since the first of the year there were two gang-
related homicides. Moreover, this section of the city accounted for a quarter of all calls for
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area.
Due to the loss of public safety revenues, the city must eliminate up to 11 existing officer
positions and freeze an additional five positions- representing approximately 19% of the
total number of sworn officers. The loss of this number of sworn positions would prove
devastating to the community. For example, the City of Union City Part 1 Crimes
(Homicide, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Theft, Auto Theft and Arson) per
officer is currently 33:1, which is higher than neighbor agencies such as the City of Hayward
at 26:1, and the City of San Jose at 18:1. Loss of additional officers would increase the
number of Part 1 Crimes handled per officer, impact the community's sense of security,
erode the public's confidence in government services ability to protect and serve, and such a
reduction in police officers could actually encourage certain kinds of criminal activity to
flourish.
The award of CHRP funding to Union City w bridge the funding gap that currently
exists, and eliminate the need for sworn ce of er staff reductions.
FORTNEY PETE STARK
13TH DISTRICT, C'AUFORNIA
COMMfiTEE ON
WAYS AND MEANS
jOINT COMMIITEE
ON TAXATION
WWVV.HOUSE.GOV /f5rARK
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
September 25, 2009
Mr, Ronald Weich
Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Legislative Affairs
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20003
Dear Mr. Weich:
239 CANNON HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINt.JON, DC 20515
(202) 225-5065
393iJo CIVIC CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 220
FREMONT, CA 94538
(510) 494-1388
PlrrEMAii..@MAJL.I-IOUSE,GOV
I am attaching a letter from Sheriff Ahem of the Alameda County Sheriff's
Office in California. I would appreciate a copy of any response you send
to him.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
BETTY SUTTON
T HlflTEENnl DISTRICT, OHiO
COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND
COMMERCE
SuacoMwnn ON COM!.!ERCE,
TRADE NlD CONSUWOfl PAOTECllON
SuacOMMJITEE 011 HEALTH
Suac:ct.o.MmEE OU DvERSiGHr AND
\NVESTIGATIOH$
Anne Beamon
COPS Office
ffiongrrnn of t4r 11luitr1l
31inullr of lltrprrMttintitWJI
IDQt 20515-3513
May 18,2010
II 00 Vermont NW 8th Floor
Washington DC 20530
Dear Ms. Beamon,
DISTRICT OFFICES:
39 EAST MARKET STREET, ll-lt1
At<ROU, 01-110 44308
{330) 665-8450
FAX: (330) 86513470
205 WEST 20"' 8THEET
SuiTE M230
loRAIN, 0Ht0 44052
(440) 245--5350
FAX: (440) 245-5355
TOLL FREE:
WASHINGTON OFFICE:
1721 LONGWORTH HOUSE 0rFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
(202) 225-3401
FAX: (202) 225-2266
WWW.SUTIOtUJ0(JSE,00V
I am writing today in strong support of the City of Elyria Police Department and its application to
the'Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 2010 COPS Hiring Program. The
acquisition of this funding will be used towards the hiring of local law enforcement officers in an
effort to create and preserve jobs while increasing community. policing and crime prevention.
As we know, tough economic times have caused countless local governments to cut budgets
across the board, and the City of Elyria Police Department was not immune to this occurrence.
While budget cuts are a difficult consequence of economic downswing, public safety must remain
a foremost concern. Funding received tbrough the Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring
-J'<"Qgram-Will-llelp- to ensure_the_CityillE\,)'l:ia J'oliceDejJartment maintains the capabilities
essential to public safety and quality of life. The Elyria is
swom officer staff and 60% of their civilian staff. While the department personnel levels are
dangerously low, the crime in the city is on the rise. The number of :firearms taken in by the
Elyria Police Department over the first 4 months of 2010 is up 300% compared to the same 4
months from 3 years ago.
As a Member of Congress that proudly represents the City of Elyria, I support programs that will
maintain the unwavering necessity for public safety. While budgets may still remain thin, our
community's safety cannot be jeopardized. With the achievement and award of the 2010 COPS
Hiring Program funding, the City of Elyria Police Department will be able to hire 15 new police
officers to preserve our community's welfare and security. It is my hope that the City of Elyria
Police Department will receive strong consideration for its application to the Office of
Community Oriented Policing Services, 2010 COPS Hiring Program.
Sincerely,
Betty Sutton
Member of Congress
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COM1,11TTEE 011 r::NERCY AilO
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Anne Beamon
COPS Office
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June 4, 2010
1100 Vermont NW 8th Floor
Washjngton DC 20530
Dear Ms. Beamon,
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(202} 225-34-0"\
F.'.X: {202i 225-2266
'N,'N/.SUTTCI' .HO'JSE.G()'J
I am writing today in strong support of the City of Elyria Police Department and its application to
the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 2010 COPS Hiring Program. The
acquisition of this funding will be used towards the hiring of lqcallaw enforcement officers in an
effort to create and preserve jobs while increasing community policing and crime prevention.
As we know, tough economic times have caused countless local governn1cnts to cut budgets
across the board, and the City of Elyria Police Department was not immune to this occurrence.
\Vhile budget cuts are a difficult consequence of economic downswing, public safety must remain
____ a t0xemQst _ _E _ _1h_rQ!J_gl_l_ _ _____
Pmgram will help to ensure the City of Elyria Police Department maintains the capabilities
essential to public safety and quality oflifc. The Elyria Police Department is down 20% of their
sworn officer sta1T and 60o/o of their civilian staff. \Vhile the department persormel levels arc
dangerously lmv, the crime in the city is on the tise. The number of fireatms taken in by the
Elyria Police Department over the first 4 months of 2010 is up 300% compared to the same 4
months tl-om 3 years ago.
Lll,__s a :!VI ember of Congress that proudly represents the City of Elyria, I support programs that will
maintain the unwavering necessity for public safety. While budgets may still remain thin, our
community's safety cmmot be jeopardized. With the achievement and award of the 2010 COPS
Hiring Program funding, the City of Elyria Police Department will be able to hire 4 new police
officers to preserve our community's welfare and security. lt is my hope that the City of Elyria
Police Department will receive strong consideration for its application to the Office of
Community Oriented Policing Services, 2010 COPS Hiring Program.
Sincerely,
Betty Sutton
Member of Congress
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BETIY SUTION
THIIHEENlH DISTRICT, OHIO
COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND
COMMERCE
SU!lCOMMITfEE ON COMMERCE,
TRADE AND C01JSUMER PROTECTION
SuBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH
SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND
hJVESTIG,O.TIONS
Anne Beamon
COPS Office
QinngnrHi nf 11]1' 1lttti1Po .g,tu1P!i
Rount of 11\tpwwntatiuf!l
1!ll!a.alJittgton, ll!Ql 20515-3513
June 18,2010
II 00 Vermont NW 8th Floor
Washington DC 20530
De:lr Ms. Beamon,
DISTRICT OFFICES;
39 EAST MAIIKET SmEET, LUt1
AKI10N, 01110 44308
(330) 865-8450
FAX: (330) 865-8470
205 WEST 20'" STREET
SUITE M230
LORAIN, OHIO 44052
(440) 245-5350
FAX: {440) 245-5355
TOLL FREE: 1-866-317-9980
WASHINGTON OFFICE:
1721 LONGWORTH HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
(202) 225-3401
FAX: (202} 225-2266
WWW .SUTTON.HOUSE.GOV
I am writing today in strong support of the Lorain County Sheriffs Office (LCSO) and its
application to the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 2010 COPS Hiring Program.
The acquisition of this funding will be used towards the hiring of sheriff deputies in an effort to
create and preserve jobs while increasing community policing and crime prevention.
As we know, tough economic times have caused countless local governments to cut budgets
across the board, and the Lorain County Sheriffs Office was not immune to this occurrence. In
2009, the Lorain County Sheriffs Office general fund was reduced by $1 million resulting in a
layoff of 12 full time sworn officers and 8 part time sworn officers. Over the past year, as a result
of persisting cutbacks, LCSO has had the capability to hire back zero officers. While budget cuts
are a difficult consequence of economic downswing, public safety must remain a foremost
concern.
While the Sheriffs Office provides law enforcement services to nearly 300,000 residents
throughout Lorain County - patrolling 495 square miles - the LCSO is further charged with
managing the jail, securing the court system, maintaining the sex offender registry, as well as
numerous other criminal and civil duties. Under this list of mandated responsibilities, coupled
with recent budget cuts, personnel levels have become dangerously low- diluting the remaining
number of officers throughout each unit. Funding received through the COPS Hiring Program
will help to ensure the LCSO maintains the capabilities essential to public safety and quality of
life.
As a Member of Congress proudly semng Lorain County, I support programs that will maintain
the unwavering necessity for public safety. While budgets may still remain thin, our corrununity' s
safety cannot be jeopardized. With the achievement and award of the 2010 COPS Hiring
Program, the LCSO will be able to hire 3 new officers to preserve our community's welfare and
security. It is my hope that the Lorain County Sheriffs Office will receive strong consideration
for its application to the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 2010 COPS Hiring
Program.
Sincerely,

Betty Sutton
Member of Congress
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THIRTEEtnH 01SfRICT, OHIO
COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES
SuecoM1.11HEE ON SEAPOW<"fl
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SUBCOMMJTTEE ON NATIONAl fORESTS
AND PUBLIC lANDS
Bernard K. Melekian, Director
U.S. Department of Justice
iiiou!ll' of iRrprrMnittti\ll'll
11ll!uul1ington, l!JQI 20515-3513
July 5, 2011
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
i45 N Streel NE
Washington, DC 20530
RE: City of Barberton Police Department, Barberton, Ohio
Applicant, FY 2011 COPS Grant Program
Dear Director Melekian:
DISTRICT OFFICES:
JoliN F. SEteHILifiG FmtRAl Bu1lDiliG
2 SOUTH MAI>l $TiltH, SunE 380
AXROIL OHIO 44308
1330) 865-8450
FAX: (330) 865-8470
$1. JoSEPI-fS COMMUIIIlY CnnEfl
205 WEST 20'" STRHT, RooM M230
lORAIN, OHIO 44052
1440) 245-5350
FAX: (440) 245-5355
TOLL FREE: (866) 317-9980
WASHINGTON OFFICE:
1519 HousE OFfiCE BUILDIHG
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
(2021 225-3401
FAX: (202) 225-2266
WWW .SUTTON.HOVSE.GOV
I am writing today on behalf of the City of Barberton Police Department and its application for the FY
2011 COPS Grantprogram through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. It is my
that the arqnisition ofthis_fun(\i_ng will allow the Barberton Police Department to hire an
additional School Resource Officer (SRO) to B&bertonMlifdle
As the City of Barberton enters the last phase of construction of the new middle school, the School
Resource Officer will be a crucial asset to both the school and the community. The SRO will educate
students on crime prevention and promote positive choices among young teens. In addition, the SRO will
carry out the duties 9f first responder to any aJ).d all internal issues that may arise in the school.
As a Member of Congress, I iun pleased to support initiatives that foster a safe, sirong,
Therefore, I strongly support the efforts ofthe City of Barberton Police Department in its application for
theFY,2011 COPS Grant. I urge you to give their application for funding every possible consideration.
Sincerely,

Betty Sutton . -
Member of Congress
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BETIY SUTTON
Tt!IA1EEiilH DISTRICT, 0HEO
COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND
COMMERCE
SUBOOkiM11TEE ()tl CooMERCl:,
TfV.DE ANO CONSUMER PROTECTION
illnugrrnn nf tl]r
SUBCOM!.!ITIE ON HEALTH
SuecoMumEE cti OVERSIGHT ANo
INVESTIGATIONS
April 22, 2009
The Honorable Eric Holder
U.S. Attorney General
950 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20530
3llnmw of i!\rprrnrntutiurn
llllfunl)tugtnu, ID(!t 2U515-3513
Dear Attorney General Holder,
DISTRICT OFFICES:
39 5\sT MARKET StREET, Ll#1
AKfiOII, OHIO 44308
(330) 86Q-8450
FAX: (330} 865-8470
205 WEST 20'" Snu;n
SUITE M230
LoRAIN, 0!-uo 44052
(440) 245-5350
FAX: (440) 245-5355
TOLL FREE: 1-866-317-9960
WASHINGTON OFFICE:
1721 LONOWOOTH HOUSE OFFICE BuiLDING
WA.SHinGTOH, DC 20515
(202) 225-3401
FAX: {202) 2252266
V.WW.SUTTQN.HOIJS.GOV
I am writing today in support of the Lorain County Sheriffs Office application for COPS grant
funding. This funding is so very vital to Lorain County as it is crucial for the safety of the
citizens and businesses in this area. Due to budget cuts of over $1.2 million, twelve full time
deputies, eight part time deputies, and two clerical staff members were recently laid off. These
cuts will certainly have a devastating effect on the Sherriff's office operations and the safety of
the officers and citizens of Lorain County.
The Lorain County Sheriff's Office is currently operating wi\59 offlpers:we!l1)eJ.owTheFBI -
recommended standards of75 sworn officers. Additional programs in drug and alcohol
awareness, child identification cards, and criminal activity reporting have been drastically cut
back due to the aforementioned budget reductions. I strongly believe that the residents of Lorain
County and Ohio's 13th Congressional District will suffer without an increase in funding for
public safety personnel and programs in their community.
I hope that the Department of Justice and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
will look favorably on the Lorain County Sheriff's Office in their bid for COPS funding. I look
forward to hearing from you and your office as we work to ensure the safety of those who serve
and live in Lorain County. Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,
... 0 . -.:,_

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JOHN TANNER
8TH DISTRICT
TENNESSEE
www.house.gov/tanner
Mr. Dave Buchanan
COPS Office
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WASHINGTON, DC 20515-4208
May l4,2(J09
Congressional Relations Division
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Buchanan:
RE: Mayor Webb Banks
City of Brownsville
Brownsville Police Department
WAYS AND MEANS COMM!TIEE
FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
HOUSE NATO PARLIAMENTARY
ASSEMBLY DELEGATION
CHAIRMAN
My above referenced constituent has contacted our office regarding support for their
application for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program. If you could advise me on the status of this
request, I would be most gratefuL
I would appreciate your consideration of this grant proposal, commensurate with your
funding regulations and guidelines.
Please send your correspondence on this to our district officeinUnionCity (P.O. Box
629, Union City, Tennessee 38281). Thank you for your time and assistance.
JT/bt
1226 LONGWORTH BUILQING
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20515
(202) 22&-4714
FAX {202) 225-1765
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'POST OFFICE 8QX'629 ' '
203 WesT CHuRcH STREET
UNION CITY, TN 38261
.. (!311!18&-7070 ,.
FA>f 1731)88&-7094
Sincerely,
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JAci<SON, TN 38301
(731)423-4848
FAX
8120 HIGHWAY 51 NORTH
$U\TE3
MtLlJNGTON, TN 38053
{901) 873-5690
FAJ<(901)873-5692
GLENN "GT" THOMPSON
5TH DISTRICT, PENNS'ILVANIA
124 CANNON HOUSE OFfiCE 8VlLOING
!202) 225-5121
{202) 225--5796 {FAX)
(ongrezz of tbe Wniteb $tates
ot
}I)(![ 20515-3805
July 29, 201\l
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
COPS Grant ORI #: PA05306
To Whom It May Concern:
COMM!TIEES:
AGAICUL TURE
EDUCATION AND lABOR
SMALL BUSINESS
I would like to extend my enthusiastic support for the application of Austin Borough, Potter
County, P A, for COPS Grant funding.
The Fifth Congressional District of Pennsylvania is the Commonwealth's most rural. Austin
Borough sits in one of the most rural areas of this rural district. It is rare that a municipality as small as
Austin maintains a full-time police officer. Normally, the small and isolated municipalities in my
ci>ngressional district rely on the limited manpower of The Pennsylvania State Police who are strained to
cover problems in such a vast area.
- can maintain its own, independent and needed,
police department. I ask that every possible -
If there are any further questions please contact me at my Bellefonte office.
'.

127 WE.ST 5PfUNG STREET, SUJTE C
TITUSVILLE, PA 16354
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{814) 827-3.'m5 \814) 827-7307 {FAX)
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Sincerely,.
Glenn "GT'' Thompson
Member of Congress
http://thompson.house.gov
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3555 BENNER PIKE, SurrE 101
BELLE.fONTE, PA 16823
{814) 353----0215 (814) 353--{)218(FAX)
GLENN "GT" THOMPSON
5TH DISTRICT, PENNSnVANIA
124 CANNON I fOUSE QHICE BUILDING
(202) 225-5121
(202)22&--5796 {FAXI
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Wilazbington, 7BQJ: 20515-3805
October 27, 2009
David Buchanan, Acting Director
COPS
U.S. Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Acting Director,

AGRICULTURE
EDUCATION AND LABOR
SMALL BUSINESS
Recently the City of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, was awarded a COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP)
grant to hire three police officers. After consideration of the award, the city council voted to decline the
grant.
I am asking that part of the funding declined by Williamsport be redirected to the neighboring
municipality of Old Lycoming Township so that the township may hire one police because for the
following reasons:
oid Lycoming Township is joined by a 2.5 mile border with the northern part of Williamsport. Both
nmuniCfpafiHessliare
street are in the city while across the street they are in the township.
The Old lycoming Township Pollee is a full-time police department with eight full-time officers that
provides 24/7 coverage to Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming Township and Hepburn Township. All
three of these municipalities are north of the City of Williamsport and have an approximate population
of 9,950 within a 41 square mile area. Old Lycoming Township Police also cover, on a part-time basis,
the Borough of Duboistown, approximately 1.6 miles through and to the south of Williamsport.
The population in the city of Williamsport is approximately 30,700 people within an 8.88 square mile
area. The Williamsport Police force has fifty-two officers providing 24/7 coverage to the City of
Williamsport.
The Williamsport Police services approximately 15,500 calls annually. The Old Lycoming Township Police
services approximately 3,000 calls annually. Comparing the call volume to officer ratio the average
Williamsport police officer handles 298 calls and the Old Lycoming officer handles 375 calls per year.
Dividing the population that the Old Lycoming Township Police serves by the number of its Officers,
there is one officer for 1:i.ll3.75 residents. This excludes the Borough of Duboistown. Using the
same .equation for the City of Williamsport, there Is one officer for every 590.5 residents.
TITUSVILLE
127 WEST SPI11NO Sl.IITE C
TITUSVILLE, PA 16354
(814) 827-3986 (814) 827-7307lFAXl

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(814) {B14I3ti3-0218 {FAX)
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The Old Lycoming Township Police regularly assists the City of Williamsport's police. The problems
within the city are not contained within the imaginary borders.
I have learned that Old Lycoming Township Police Chief William Solomon and Williamsport Police Chief
Greg Foresman have discussed the situation and agree that the hiring of an extra police officer for the
Township would benefit both municipalities and keep, at least, a part of the grant funding local.
I strongly urge that this issue be reviewed and that funding originally given to the Williamsport
metropolitan area stay In the Williamsport metropolitan area.
If you have further questions do not hesitate to contact my Bellefonte office.
GT/mg
Sincerely,
Glenn "GT'' Thompson
Member of Congress
MIKE THOMPSON
I ST DISTRICT, CALlr.DRNIA
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HUMAN JNTELLIGE.NCE, ANALYSIS AND
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Bernard Melekian
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
January 11,2010
Director, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Me1ekian:
DISIRICT OFFICB:
\040 M,>,_Jt4 .'ffitEET, SUITE IQl
NArA. CA 94559
(707) 226-9898
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(707) 269-9595
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(530) 662-5272
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Thank you for your attention and action regarding the Mendocino County Sheriffs Office. It was
a pleasure to speak with you and share some of the issues in my district. It is reassuring to hear
about your positive response and connecting so promptly with the Sheriff.
As the representative for seven counties in northern California I would like to reiterate that I am
gravely concerned about the growing drug cartel influences in the forests and towns that make up
this geographically diverse and extraordinarily beautiful region. I am impressed with the
dedication of local law enforcement efforts in spite of their lack of resources. The cooperation
between the Sheriffs office and the city and tribal police departments is to be commended as
drug busts increase every year. In 2009 the MCSO eradicated 440,689 marijuana plants and
seized more than two thousand kilograms of methamphetamine.
In Mendocino County alone there are eight tribal Rancherias. One, R.ouildVaiiey illolanl'rloes,
is comprised of seven different tribes and covers one of the largest areas in northern California.
Round Valley is the gateway to the Mendocino National Forest where hundreds of illegal grows
require assistance from the MCSO. The public cannot even venture off the paved roads in the
forest due to the presence of armed men guarding pot gardens in the summer.
MCSO is doing what is can given the constraints ofunderfunding in this financially strapped
county. Your action to establish a pilot project will immediately retain two deputies just hired to
continue working in Round Valley. MCSO is also in the process ofapplying to join the High
Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program run by the President's Office of National Drug Control
Policy.
Thank you again for what you are doing and I look forward to working with you on the
important tasks ahead regarding law enforcement and community policing in my district.

MIKE TIIOMPSON

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NIKITSONGAS
5TH DtST!l!CT, MASSACHUSETTS
WWW.TSONGAS.HOUSE.GOV
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Bernard Melekian
QCongre>> of tbe 'Ql.lniteb
;l!)ousc of ]Rcprcscntnti\.lcs
ilaiJ1Jinrrton, :iJBI[, 20515-2105
May 23, 2011
Director, Community Oriented Policing Services
United States Department of Justice
145 N. Street NE, Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Melekian,
1607 LoNGWORTH HoUSE 0FFIC BUILDING
WASHitlGTON, DC 20515
(202)225-3411
\202) 226--0771 (fAX)
11 KEARNEY SQUARE
31\D FLOOR
LoWEll, MA 01852
\978)459--0101
(978) 459--1907 (F.o.,x)
305 Essex STIIE!:T
4TH flOOR
lAWRENCE, MA 01840
(978) 681---fiZOO
(978) 682-6070 (fAX)
492 MAIN STREET
AL'TON, MA Oln6
(978)263--1951
(978)263--4126 (FAX}
I write in strong support of the application from the Lowell, Massachusetts Police Department
for 2011 COPS Hiring Program funds. The Lowell Police have experienced the strain of municipal
budget cuts in recent years, which has reduced the department's force level. In 2009 the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allowed the department to avoid widespread layoffs
of full time officers. However, in the current fiscal environment the department is facing the
_p_<Js_si_bility_o_f_l'educing their force level below 230 officers to protect a city with over 100,000
residents.
The Lowell Police have assembled data that shows that crime in the city was lowest when the
force level was nearest to 260 sworn officers. This same data shows that since 2000 as the force
level has decreased incrementally that crime has steadily increased. Today, the problems of
gangs, drugs, and guns threaten to disrupt Lowell's economic recovery and erode the quality of
life for the city's residents. This funding opportunity would allow the department to add eleven
full time officers. This will enhance the department's ability to serve and protect those that live,
visit, and work in the city of Lowell.
It is therefore my hope that you will give this application every appropriate consideration. If you
have need for additional information please contact my grants coordinator Eric Slusher by
phone at 978-459-0101 or by email at Eric.Siusher@mail.house.gov.
Sincerely
'1Ubt
Niki Tsongas
Member of Congress
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Bernard Melekian
(!ongrell of tbe
j}j)ou!l ot i\epre!lentati\.1%
M!alibington, 1!\QC 20515-2105
April15, 2011
Director, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
United States Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Melekian,
1607 LONGWOflHl HouSE OFFICE flutLDING
DC 20515
(202) 225 3411
(202) 226-.0771 (FAx)
11 KEARNEY SQUARE
3RD FlOOR
LOWELL. MA 01852
(9JB) 459-0101
\978) 459-1907 (FAX)
305 EsSEX SrHEET
4TH fLOOR
LAwflENCE, MA 01840
(978)681-6200
{978) 682-43070 {FAx)
492 MAIN STREET
ACTON, MA01776
\978) 263-1951
(978) 263--4126 (FAX)
Please accept this letter in strong support of the application from the City of Lowell Police Department for a
Community Policing Development Ethics and Integrity grant from the Office of Community Oriented Policing
Services. The Lowell Police Department has become a model for successful community policing strategies
implementation. After struggling with rising crime throughout the 1980's and early 1990's the department
implemented a community oriented policing strategy that focused on community engagement, building
--pa-rtnersmps;-arrd ptoblem selving wclmiques,._.\Mthin __ the department realized a sixty-percent
reduction in crime. Therefore, the Lowell Police are well Eflili::sarialnte-grrry-
training program to enhance community oriented policy strategies.
Recognizing the important role that public trust plays in successful community policing the Lowell Police
Department will use this funding opportunity to increase iaw enforcement professional capacity through
ethics and integrity training. Focusing on managers and administrators the Lowell Police will implement the
Law Enforcement Advanced Development, Education, and Resource Training Program. This program will
feature curriculum relating to ethics, integrity, legitimacv, accountabilitv, and problem-solving. Courses are
designed to improve participant capacity to implement effective community policing strategies.
The Lowell Police Department is a recognized innovator in the area of community oriented policing and this
training program fills an area of need both for the City of Lowell and surrounding communities. It is therefore
my hope that your'office will give this proposal all appropriate consideration. I would appreciate your office
keeping me informed of all developments. If you have need for further information, please do not hesitate to
contact Eric Slusher, Grants Coordinator in my Lowell office at 978-459-0101 or via email at
eric.slusher@mail.house.gov:
Sincerely,
_1tibf
Niki Tsongas
Member of Congress
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Bernard Melekian, Director
Department of Justice
of tbe mlniteb
of i\tpresentatibell'
ml!anbington, till! 20515-2105
June 23, 2010
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Melekian:
1607 lDNGWORnl HOUSE 0HICI: BUILDING
WASH!NGTON, DC 20515
\202)225--3411
!202)22S--0771 (FM\
11 KEARNEY SQUARE
3Ro fLOOR
loWEll, MA01852
(978)459-01 01
(978) 459--1907 {fAX)
305 ESSEX STRf.ET
411-1 fLOOR
lAWRENCE, MA 01840
{978) 681...S200
(978)682-6070 (FAX)
492 MAIN SmEEf
AcTON, MA 01776
\978} 263--1951
(978) 263-4126 (FAX)
Please accept this letter in strong support of the City of lowell, Massachusetts Police Department's (LPD) Community
Policing Development (CPD)- Ethics and Integrity grant application. After struggling with rising crime in the early 1990s,
the lPD implemented several community policing strategies. The department focused on engaging the community,
building partnerships and utilizing problem-solving techniques to prevent crime and improve the quality of life for Lowell
residents. Within a few years of implementing community-policing strategies, crime drastically decreased by 60% and as
a result of the LPD' s success.
The lPD has long recognized the important role ethics and integrity play in successful community policing. The success
trust, which can only be done whenofficers adhere to the
highest level of personal ethics and integrity.
matters for police personnel, specifically mid-level police managers and administrators. Mid-level police professionalS
are often tasked with implementing and overseeing community-policing strategies, therefore it is critical that they are
able to receive training that will enhance their skills and increase their abilities to effectively implement these strategies.
Therefore, with this funding, the LPD will implement the law Enforcement Advanced Development, Education and
Resource Training (LEADER) Program. The LPD will offer four 2-week sessions of this training over two years. The LEADER
Training Program will feature an extensive curriculum relating to ethics and integrity, legitimacy, accountability and
problem-solving. These courses will all be designed to increase the participant's capacity to implement effective
community policing strategies.
Federal funding through the COPS Office Community Policing Development Grant will allow the LPD to provide
innovative training to mid-level police managers and administrators that will significantly enhance community-policing
efforts in their respective communities. It is therefore my hope that your office will give this proposal all appropriate
considerations. I would appreciate your office keeping me informed of all developments. If you have need for further
information, please do not hesitate to contact Stacie Hargis, Grants Coordinator in my Lowell office at 978-459-0101 or
via email at stacie.hargis@mail.house.gov.
Sincerely,
'11Abi
Niki Tsongas
Member of Congress
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Bernard Melekian
Qtongres of tbe
of
wmla!Jbinyton, J\Qt 20515-2105
July 19, 2011
Director, Community Oriented Policing Services
United States Department of Justice
145 N. Street NE, Washington, DC: 20530
Dear Mr. Melekian,
2229 RAYBURN HOUSE OfFICE BUILDING
WASIIINGTON, DC 20515
(202) 225--3411
{202(22&-0T/1 {FM<)
11 SOUAfiE
3no FLooR
LOWELL, MA 01852
(978) 459--0101
[978) 459--19M {FAX)
305 ESSEX STREET
4n; FLOOR
lAWRENCE, MA 01840
(978) 681--6200
{978) 682-6070 (FAX)
I write to bring your attention to the application of the Shirley Massachusetts Police Department for FY 11
Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Program funds. It is my understanding that the Shirley Police
Department has shed three full time officer positions in the face of a challenging fiscal environment. As a
result, the Department only has the ability to cover the town of more than seven thousand residents and
___ square miles with two patrol officers during the day shift. With COPS Hiring Program funds the
town willhireolie-fulrtlmeolfrceno
Massachusetts maintains a medium and maximum security correctional institute within the town of Shirley. In
1994 a Shirley Police Officer was shot by an escaped inmate from this facility. In nearby Devens the Federal
Bureau of Prisons maintains a federal detention center, including a medical institution for inmates with mental
health needs. Commuter rail and state highways provide access for visitors to these facilities through Shirley's
business district and school zones. Therefore, routine patrol provides residents with an added sense of safety
and addresses community policing needs before crime strikes.
With the addition of a tenth officer the Chief of Police can alleviate the current strain on his patrol shifts and
provide the community with more visible j)rotection for residents and business owners. It Is therefore my
hope that you will give this application every appropriate consideration. I would appreciate your keeping me
informed of any developments. If you have need for additional information please contact my grants
coordinator Eric Slusher by phone at 978-459-0101 or by email at Eric.Siusher@mail.house.gov.
Sincerely
'1Ubi
Niki Tsongas
Member of Congress
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5TH 0iSTRICF, MASSACHUSETTS
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Director Bernard K. Melekian
U.S. Department of Justice
QCongrezs of tbe
J!Joufl'e of l\eprefl'mtatibe%
fil(![ 20515-2105
July 23, 2010
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Melekian:
1607 LONGWOfrfl-1 HOUSE OFFICE BUILUING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
\202) 22&3411
{202) 226--0Hl\FAX)
11 KEARNEY SOUARE
3ROhOOR
LOWEll, MA 01852
\9713) 459--0101
(978)459-1907 (FAX)
305 EssEX STREET
4TH FLOOR
lAWRENCE, MA 01840
{978) 681--6200
{978) 682-6070 (FAX)
492 MAIN STf\Ef.T
AcTON, MA 01776
\978) 263-1951
(978) 263-4126 (FAX)
Please accept this letter in strong support of the application from the Shirley, Massachusetts Police
Department for a COPS Hiring Recovery Program grant from the Department of Justice.
Like many towns in the Fifth Congressional District, Shirley has experienced significant budget cuts during this
economic downtown. The police department lost three full time positions, inhibiting their overall effectiveness
in serving the community. These cutbacks have left the town with as little as nine full time positions and four
part time positions to serve a town of nearly 6,500. Shirley hopes to hire a new officer with COPS funds, to
- --a!leviate>ome-et-#le burden on the the Chief to an administrative position.
It is my hope that your office will give this proposal all appropriate considerations. I would appreciate your
office keeping me informed of all developments. If you have need for further information, please do not
hesitate to contact Stacie Hargis, Grants Coordinator in my Lowell office at 978-459-0101 or via email at
stacie.hargis@mail.house.gov.
Sincerely,
'1Wbi
Niki Tsongas
Member of Congress
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5nt DISTRICT, MASSACHUSETTS
Bernard Melekian
QCongress of tbe Wniteb
of 3l\eprefientatfheS'
'Q@lasbington, :Jill![ 20515-2105
May 13,2011
Director, Community Oriented Policing Services
United States Department of Justice
14S N. Street NE, Washington, DC 20S30
Dear Mr. Melekian,
2229 RAYBURN HOUSE OFfiCE BUILDING
{202)22:!>--3411
I write in strong support of the application from the Lawrence, Massachusetts Police
Department for 2011 COPS Hiring Program funds. Over the last two years the city of Lawrence,
Massachusetts, faced with a severe fiscal crisis, has implemented serious reductions in the city
budget for the Police Department. As a result, the department has lost thirty-eight officers
through attrition and layoffs. At the same time, the city has experienced a dramatic increase in
crime after years of positive progress.
Faced with a more than twenty-five percent force reduction, the Lawrence Police Department
was forced to termi.nate their special units for particularly troublesome criminal activity, such as
narcotics, gangs, and auto thefts, and transition all of their remaining officers to the patrol
divfs-ion:-Prfono this aetimt-tbe-iawreoce Polic;ehad practiced proactive policing, reducing
serious crime by sixty percent and auto theft by
department began sheqdingofficers in the face of budget reductions auto theft has increase by
one hundred and twenty four percent while murders are up by eighty percent.
The Joss of specia.lized units due to force level reductions has correlated negatively with crime
levels in the city of Lawrence, which represents a serious threat to the economic revitalization
of the community and the well being of its citizens. With a COPS Hiring award the Lawrence
Police Department will re-hire six full time officers. While this will not entirely alleviate the
department's serious officer shortage, it represents a positive step for a city struggling to keep
a decade of progress from being undone.
It is therefore my hope that you will give this application every appropriate consideration. If you
have need for additional_ information please contact my grants coordinator Eric Slusher by
phone at 978-459-0101 or by email at Eric.Siusher@mail.house.gov.
Sincerely
'1Ubf
Niki Tsongas
Member of Congress
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5TH DISTRICT, MASSACHUSETTS
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SuBCOMMITTH ON
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Bernard Melekian
QC:ongre%.5 of tbe
:E)ouJSe of 31\epreJSentattbelS
Willlalibington, .JBQ[ 20515-2105
September 19,2011
Director, Community Oriented Policing Services
United States Department of Justice
145 N Street NE
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Melekian,
1507 LONGWORTH HOUSE OFFICE SlJlLDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
(202) 225--31\\1
(202) 226--0T/ \(fAX)
11 KEARN!OY SoUA!1E
3RD Ft-001\
loWELL, MA 01852
(978)1\59--{1101
(978) 459-1907 (fAX)
305 EssEx Sl"REET
4TH fLOOR
lAWRENCE, MA 0181\0
(978) 681--6200
(978) 682-6070 (fAX)
492 MAIN STREET
AcTON, MA0\776
(978) 263-1951
(978) 263--4126\FAxl
As the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services faces the challenge of making funding decisions
on FY20 I! Hiring Grant applications, I write to bring to your attention the application of the Lawrence,
Massachusetts Police Department. The city of Lawrence has struggled with persistent and rising crime in
the face of significant budget shortfalls. The Lawrence Police Department has proven that in times of
adequate staffing crime can be curtailed through effective community oriented policing practices.
However, because of their current staffing crisis the Lawrence Police have been forced to scale back their
most effective crime control programs and serious crimes are once again on the rise, threatening the
economic recovery of this distressed community. Lawrence Police Chief John Romero reports that crime
nisup-near!y-S&petcent
It is my hope that when you consider the many applications fur this vital program that you consider the
dramatic case of Lawrence, Massachusetts. Due to a budgetary crisis, the city has shed thirty-eight full
time officers over the last \\v() years. As a result, the department has terminated all special units, such as
narcotics, gangs, and auto-theft. This has.correlated with a troubling and rapid increase in crime. Auto
thefts have increased more than one hundred percent. Murders have increased by eight)' percent.
As I wrote to you in May, a COPS Hiring Grant will allow the department to add six new officers. While
this will not fully alleviate the serious staffing crisis the depiutrnent faces, it would represent a positive
step for a city struggling to keep a decade ofprogress from being undone. Federal resources are a key
component of this community's efforts to ensure economic recovery, public safety, and quality oflire. I
would appreciate your keeping me informed of all.Y developments and decisions you reach on this
application and please.don't hesitate to be in touch if there is any additional information 1 can provice.
Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerety,
'11Abt
Niki Tsongas
Member of Congress
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J!)ouiie of
'mtbinnton, jl)Qt 20515-.2105
Aprill4, 2009
Timothy J. Quinn, Acting Director
United States Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
!100 Vennont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Acting Director Quinn:
Re: COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CFDA #16.710)
2229 RA'rli!JRN HouSE OFFICE E!UilOING
WASti!OOTON, oc 20515
i202)225-3411
\202) 226-<1-771 {FAX)
( 1 KEARN!OY S:aUAR
3Fl0 FLOOR
LOWELL, MA01852
{976) 45g....o101
{91B)45S-19tl7 {FAX]
305 EssEX STREET
4rH fLooR
U.w.\11'-NCE, MA01840
(97S) 681-62110
(978)682--0070 \FAX}
Please accept this letter in strong support of the Lawrence Police Department's application for the COPS Hiring
Recovery Program. Like many other cities, Lawrence has enjoyed a decrease in violent crime over the last
several years, which has attracted new home owners and businesses. The safety and stability of Lawrence has
played a significant role in the economic development of the City.
In preparation of the FY 10 budget, each department in the City was instructed to reduce their budget by 5%
---from-th.e..previous fiscal year. The Lawrence Police Department submitted a budget with a 3% reduction which
resulted in 13 patrofofficers-ueing-laid eff. beginning Julj-:l, 2009. Public safety is not an area that can
withstand these kinds of reductions in officers. In order .to
department has achieved to date, the retention of the thirteen officers scheduled to be laid uff is imperati.Ve-t(! ---- --
the citizens of Lawrence.
The current economic crisis combined with a decrease in force size has created an environment where crime can
flourish. In order to prevent crime and ensure the safety of the community, it is essential that the current force
size is retained. It is therefore my hope that your office will give this proposal all appropriate considerations. I
would appreciate your office keeping me informed of all developments. If you have need for further
information, please do not hesitate to contact Stacie Hargis, Economic Development Representative in my
Lowell office at 978-459-0 I 0 I or via email at stacie.hargis@mail.house.gov.
. .
Sincerely,
1tA ki 7ftu . l
Niki Tsongij"
Member of Congress
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5TH OlSTRICT, MASSACHUSETTS
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SUUCOMMITTEE ON MltJTARY PERSONNEL
SuacoMMITTf_E ON STRATEGIC
Q!:ongtt%s> of tbe 'mlnitcb
of
wmlnsbington,l\QL 20515-2105
April 14, 2009
Timothy J. Quinn, Acting Director
United States Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Acting Director Quinn:
Re: COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CFDA # 16.71 0)
2229 RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILOINO
WASHINGTON, DC 20516
\202}225--3411
(202}226--0771 (FAX)
11 KEARNEY $oUAfiE
3RO FLOOR
LOWELL. MA01852
(978) 459--0101
(978) <159-1907 (FAX)
305 EssEX 5-rREET
4TH fLOOR
lAWmNcE,MA01840
(978) 681--6200
(978) 682-6070 (FAX)
Please accept this letter in support of the Wayland Police Department's application for the COPS Hiring
Recovery Program. The Wayland Police Department embraces the community policing philosophy of being
proactive and forging partnerships to solve problems within the community. However, in 2004, the department
had to eliminate one patrol officer position. Since then the town has experienced significant growth and has
tried to restore the police force to the full twenty three positions but tunding has not been available.
Funding for a twenty third officer would bring the Wayland Police Department ranks to full strength, and allow
-otllcerstolUIWengageoiJrcomnumity poliving initiatives The quality of life complaints received
by the department are motor vehicle complaints, speeding m - --
Consequently, this position would allow for the implementation of a traffic car program and afford the officers
more time to address the numerous community-oriented programs already instituted.
lt is therefore my hope that your office will give this proposal all appropriate considerations. I would appreciate
your otlice keeping me infonned of all developments. lf you have need for further information, please do not
hesitate to contact Stacie Hargis, Economic Development Representative in my Lowell office at 978-459-0101
or via email at stacie.hargis@mail.house.gov.
Sincerely,
'1Ubt J

Member of Congress
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Timothy J. Quillll, AthigDirector '
United States of Justice .
Office:ofCommunity Oriented Policing Services
I lOCI Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Acting Director Quinn:
Re: COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CFDA #16.710)
April 14, 2009
2229 RIWIIURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
(202)22&--3411
(202) 22&-0n1 {FAX)
1 I KEARNEY SOUARE
3110 fLOOfl
lOWEll, MA 0 I B52
(978) 459--0101
{978) 459-1907 (fAX)
305 ESSEX STREET
4TH fLOOR
lAWfiENCE, MA 01840
(978) 681--B200
(978)682--S070 (fAX)
Please accept this lener in strong support ofthe Lowell Massachusetts Police Department's application for the COPS Hiring Recovery
Program. The City of Lowell is a diverse, urban City of over I 05,000 residents. Several years ago, the Lowell Police Department
received funding from a COPS Hiring Initiative which enabled the department to fund several additional officers. This initiative
assisted the department to significantly increase the size of the force, decrease the crime rate by 60% and build relationships within the
community. In recent years, as a resutt of losing officers through attrition, the size of the force has substantially decreased. This
decrease in force size, coupled with a 15% increase in crime in 2008 has made it imperative that the Lowell Police Department retain
the size ofthe current sworn force.
The rise in crime in 2008 coincided with significant cuts in state grant funding and local aid. This fiscal year, the Massachusetts
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security's Community Policing grant program was decreased by 25%, which eliminated nearly
$150,000 from the Lowell Police Department's community policing initiatives. Furthermore. the City of Lowell suffered from a
cut in local aid funding, which has created a moratorium on hiring and all overtime activities. In FY 2010, local aid will be
if>. ll>""ity. _Qovern<>r__!'_ll_tric)<_has
eliminated the Community Policing grant program 1\'om his FY .2010 budget; therefore, the. Lowell Police Department will lose
additional $475,000 for positions.
The Lowell Police Department currently consists of237 sworn officers; approximately 15-25 fewer officers than the average northeast
city police department with a population of over I 00,000. Without additional funding. twenty sworn positions in the police department
will be eliminated in the next fiscal year. Additionally, the department will be forced to leave 13 positions vacant due to attrition. This
will severely compromise the Lowell Police Department's ability to effectively conduct community policing in the City.
The current economic crisis combined with a decrease in force. size has created an environment where crime can flourish. In order to
prevent crime and ensure. the safety of the community, it is essential that the current force size is retained. It is therefore my hope that
your office will give this proposal all appropriate considerations. I would appreciate your office keeping me informed of all
developments. If you have need for further information, please do not hesitate to contact Stacie Hargis, Economic Development
Representative in my Lowell office at 978-4590 10 I or via email at stacie.hargis@mail.house.gov.
Sincerely,
.'1Ubt
Niki Tsongas
Member of Congress
PfiiNl(O ON REC'ictEO f'APER
MARK UDALL
COLORADO
Mr. Bernard K. Melekian
Director
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Office of Commlllity Oriented Policing Services
145 N Street N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20530
Re: Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grant, CFDA 16.710
Dear Mr. Melekian:
SUITE SH-317
SENATE HART OFFICE BU ILD!NG
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
\202) 224--5941
I am pleased to write this letter on behalf of The Colillterterrorism Education Learning Lab (The
CELL) based in Denver, Colorado. The Cell is working to secure federal funding through a
Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grant administered by the Office of
Community Oriented Policing Services in the U.S. Department of Justice.
The CELL a nonprofit and nonpartisan center comJUitted to educating public safety professionals
and the public on terrorism, preparedness, and prevention .. The CELL has developed the
Community Awareness Program (CAP) training program for Colorado's terrorism liaison
ofircersfone1p-euucate citirefiS.e&prevention, information-driven response.
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With the funds received through this grant, The Cell plans to expand CAP throughout Colorado,
other western states, and ultimately across the nation. They plan to keep Colorado as the initial
focal point to build out the program and then expand through partnerships with other state fusion
centers over the next two years. The Cell's strategy is designed to partner with government to
enhance our communities' safety. Additionally, they plan to partner with the Colorado
Information Analysis Center, local law enforcement in Colorado, Fusion Centers, and National
Fusion Centers.
I ask that you give the grant application submitted by The Cell every appropriate consideration
consistent with all applicable laws and regulations. Thank you for your attention, and please
notify my office of any funds awarded,
Sincerely,
United States Senator
MEU/jb
TOM UDALL
NEW MEXICO
COMMlnEES:
COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION
ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS 110 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, OC 20510
{202} 224---6621
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INDIAN AFFAIRS
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Grant Administrator:
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
RULES AND ADMINISTRATION
April l 4, 2009
I write in strong support of the grant application submitted by the City of Rio
Rancho for funding through the Department of Justice's COPS Hiring Recovery Program
(CHRP). If awarded these federal dollars, the city of Rio Rancho plans to hire 15 entry-
level police officers. The CHRP funds would support these new hires and their benefits
for three years. Rio Rancho is confident that after three years, the city will be able to
maintain the cost on its own.
Supporting our community's safety is important. By approving Rio Rancho's
application, you are helping to increase the safety of the third largest city in New Mexico.
These funds will also contribute to the overall economic sustainability of the state. Rio
__ Rancho currently employs 127 full-time police officers. Due to its continuing growth, Rio
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New Mexico faces a real need for police officers, and Rio Rancho is a prime
example. I believe that Rio Rancho's grant petition for CHRP funding has merit, and I
urge you to give it full consideration within the guidelines of your rules and regulations.
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Tom dall
United States Senator
SANTA Fe
120 SOUTH FEOERAL PLACE,
Surre: 302
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TOM UDALL
NEW MEXICO
COMMITTEES;
COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION
f::NV!RONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS
110 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
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The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General
US Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Attorney General Holder:
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
RULES AND ADMINISTRATION
May 13,2009
I write in strong support of the grant application submitted by the Isleta Pueblo of New
Mexico for funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Local Law
Enforcement Assistance Grant program. Due to its current designation as a High-Intensity Drug
Trafficking Area, the Isleta Pueblo is in great need of upgrades to its technological criminal
apprehension programs.
If awarded these federal funds, the Isleta Tribal Police would purchase and install a fully
functional Computer Aided Dispatch System (CAD), a Geographic Information System (GIS), a
Mobile Records Management System (MRMS), a National Crime,Ipfonnation Center (NCIC),
_andl'hase JLPi the 9jlLs!e_l!l.TheS(l i1111'ortant technologies will enl)ble the Isleta Tribal P(l!ice
Department to increase operational efficiency and aHowthe Departffienttooetterp!iiiiand __________ _
prioritize law enforcement assets in the field. -
In order to combat rising criminal activity, it is necessary to outfit our rural and tribal
police officers with up-to-date equipment that is vital to community safety. The technologies
mentioned above will allow the Isleta Tribal Police to establish a Multi-jurisdictional Task Force.
It will also facilitate inter-jurisdictional cooperation and communication among New.Mexico
police departments, and be(Ween those departments and federai agencies. These technologies all
come equip)?ed with inforh:iatio.n $\larltls capabilities ,ndare current wi(h NISTstandards.
I believe the Isleta Tribal Police Departments grant merit, and I urge you to
give it due consideration within the guidelines of your rules and regulations.

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Mr. Bernard Melekian
Director
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mlaHbington, J.l)l[ 20515
May 25, 2011
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
145 N Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002-3393
Dear Mr. Melekian:
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I am pleased to strongly support the application of the City of Rockville for an FYI!
Community Oriented Policing Services ("COPS") Hiring Grant.
The City of Rockville is home to five high schools, two middle schools and eleven
elementary schools. Over the past few years, the City has experienced an increase in crime close
to schools and in areas near metro stations. Investigations have concluded that many robberies
have been committed by teens, some of whom are currently enrolled in the local schools and.
_tl"'le gang members.
The COPS grant will allow the City to hire new officers to sectrre its school system.
Placement of police officers in the schools gives children, teachers, and parents an opportunity to
interact with police and, in so doing, to establish a trusting relationship and credibility. The
presence of officers in the schools is a meaningful example of community policing and
that has successful short and long-term results.
The City of Rockville's application is consistent with the mission of the Office of
Community Oriented Policing Services. I urge you to give its application full and fair
consideration.
Member of Congress
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THI.S STATlONf!\Y Ofli I'Afffl Of
PETER J. VISCLOSKY
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
SUBCOMt.\ITHES
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CONGRESSIONAL STEEL CAUCUS
U.S. HOUSE LAW ENFORCEMENT
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Qtongr:enn nf 1Jlntt:eo Jitat:en
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1mlunl)ingtuu, ID<!t 20515-14111
Director Bernard Melckian
U.S. Department of JustiCe ..
May 17, 201!
Office of Cornmunity.Oriented Policil).g Services
145 N Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Director Melekian:
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I write in strong support of an application submitted by the Crown Point Police
Department for the consideration of funding under the Fiscal Year 2011 Office of Community
Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program.
The purpose of the COPS Hiring Program is to offer a funding mechanism by which
public safety is advanced by addressing the full-time sworn officer needs of state, local, and
tribal law enforcement agencies nationwide. As a member of the Law Enforcement Caucus who
represents over forty professional law enforcement agencies, I am well aware of the pressing
need for additional officers in our communities, The Crown Point Police Department is just one
example.
The Crown Point Police Department is committed to aggressive and innovative efforts to
engage tl)e public and its concerns, Despite the municipality's growing population, the
police department is inadeqt.iatdy staffed due to budget cuts. The Crown Point Police
Department's efforts to prevent crime and protect the public ultimately will be enhanced by the
addition of officers within its ranks, Funding provided through the COPS Hiring Program wil!
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residents of .Crown Point.
I know this application will receive the serious attention it deserves. If you are in need of
any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me or have the appropriate member
of your staff contact Elizabeth Johnson, Director of Projects and Grants, in my Merrillville
District Office at 219-795-1844.
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PETER J. VISCLOSKY
1ST DISTRICT, INDIANA
COMMITIEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
SUBCOMMITTEES:
DEFENSE
HtERGY AND WATER DEVElOPMENT
FINANCIAl SERVICES
CONGRESSIONAL STEEL CAUCUS
CHAIRMAN
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Director Bernard Melekian
U.S. Department of Justice
May 18,2011
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
145 N Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Director Melekian:
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7895 BROADWAY, SUITE A
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I write in strong support of an application submitted by the Valparaiso Police Department
for the consideration of funding under the Fiscal Year 2011 Office of Community Oriented Policing
Services (COPS) Hiring Program.
The purpose of the COPS Hiring Program is to offer a funding mechanism by which public
safety is advanced by addressing the full-time sworn officer needs of state, local, and tribal law
enforcement agencies nationwide. As a member of the Law Enforcement Caucus who represents
over forty professional law enforcement agencies, I am well aware of the pressing need for
additional officers in our communities. The Valparaiso Police Department is just one example.
The Valparaiso Police Department is committed to aggressive and innovative efforts to
engage the public and address its concerns. Despite the municipality's growing population, the
police department is inadequately staffed due to budget cuts. The Valparaiso Police Department's
efforts to prevent crime and protect the public ultimately will be enhanced by the addition of
officers within its ranks. Funding provided through the COPS Hiring Program will greatly increase
the Valparaiso Police Department's efficiency and, as a result, the safety of the residents of
Valparaiso.
I know this application will receive the serious attention it deserves. If you are in need of
any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me or have the appropriate member of
your staff contact Elizabeth Johnson, Director of Projects and Grants, in my Merrillville District
Office at 219-795-1844. /
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PETER J. VISCLOSKY
I ST DISTRICT, r<DlANA
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
SUBCOMMITTEES:
DEffNSE
ENEI'KlY AND WATER
FINANCIAl SERVICES
CONGRESSIONAL STEEL CAUCUS
CHAIRMAN
U.S. HOUSE LAW ENFORCEMENT
CAUCUS
Mr. David Buchanan
Acting Director
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September 28, 2009
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
100 Vermont Avenue, NW- Tenth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Mr. Buchanan:
I write on behalf of the Portage Police Department, located in Indiana's First
Congressional District in the City of Portage.
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The Portage Police Department is committed to aggressive and innovative efforts to
engage the public and address its concerns. Public input is obtained via crime surveys, input
from civic groups, business owners, schools and neighborhood watch programs. Additionally,
officers walk the neighborhoods and business districts in order to better facilitate its relationship
V/ith-tfte ....... 4lle crime and protect 1Jitimately will
be enhanced bytlre addition ofofficerswithinits r<mks,
Recently, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) announced the
recipients of the COPS Hiring Recovery Program as funded through the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of2009. Unfortunately, the Portage Police Department was not selected for
funding under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program. However, it is my understanding that
applications not funded through this solicitation are still under consideration for funding through
the progrimi in the event the' COPS Office receives additional police hiring funds through the
Fiscal Year (FY) 20 I 0 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act. Therefore, I would
like to express my strong support for the Portage Police Department's continued efforts to secure
funding through the COPS hiring program. If provided, this funding will greatly increase the
Department's efficiency and as a result the safety of the residents of Portage.
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I know this application will receive the serious attention it deserves. If you are in need of
any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me or have the appropriate member
of your staff contact Elizabeth Johnson, Director of Projects and Grants, in my Merrillville
District Office at 219-795-1844.
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GEORGE V. VOINOVICH
OHIO
APPROPRIATIONS
RANKING MEMBER, SUBCOMMITIEE ON
HOMElAND SECURITY
524 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
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TOO: (202) 224--6997
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May 24,2010
Bernard K. Melekian, Director
U.S. Department of Justice
WASHINGTON. DC 2051Q-3504
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Mr. Melekian:
RANKING MEMBER, SUBCOMMITIEE ON
TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
HOMELAND SECURITY AND
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
RANKING MEMBER, SUBCOMMITIEE ON
OVERSIGHT OF GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT,
THE f=EDEAAL.WORKFORCE, AND
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMAIA
I write in reference to the grant application submitted by ihe Elyria Police Department for
funding in the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP).
Elyria is ihe county seat for Lorain County, located 23 miles southwest of Cleveland. The
population of Elyria is approximately 56,000. The police department indicates that by obtaining
a COPS grant it will be able to hire 15 officers, which will add to the development of the
department. If funded, the Elyria Police Department will be able to improve response time wiih
additiqpal ...personnel thus creating a safer and more sec1ne lifP_furtbe conyn'micy
Please give alt due consideration to this request. If there are any questions, please contact my
grants coordinator, Linda Greenwood at (419) 259-3895. Thank you.
Sincerely,
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OHIO
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PUBLIC WORKS
June 29,2010
Bernard K. Melekian, Director
U.S. Department of Justice
WASHINGTON, DC 2051D-3504
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Mr. Melekian:
RANKING MEMBER, SUBCOMMITTEE ON
TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
HOMELAND SECURITY AND
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
RANKING MEMBER, SUBCOMMITTEE ON
OVERSIGHT Of GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT,
THE fEDERAL WORKfORCE, AND
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
I write in reference to the grant application submitted by the Brimfield Police Department for
funding in the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP).
Brimfield Police Department is located the city of Kent, Portage County, Ohio. This community
of approximately 10,000 has experienced a growth trend of new homes, and a large retail
development. The police department indicates that by obtaining a COPS grant it will be able to
hire one additional officer, which will add to the development of the department. If funded, the
. Brjmfieldl!Qiice Department will be able to provide a safer and more secure life for the
community.
Please give all due consideration to this request. If there are any questions, please contact my
grants coordinator, Linda Greenwood at (419) 259-3895. Thank you.
Sincerely,

George V/voinovich
United States Senator
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July 7, 2010
Bernard K. Melekian, Director
U.S. Department of Justice
WASHINGTON, DC 20510--3504
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.c. 20530
Dear Mr. Melekian:
RANKING MEMBER, SUBCOMMITTEE ON
TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
HOMELAND SECURITY AND
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
RANKING MEMBER, SUBCOMMITTEE ON
OvERSIGHT OF GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT,
THE FEDERAL WoRKFORCE, AND
THE DISTRICT OF COlUMBIA
I write in reference to the grant application submitted by the Central State University for funding
in the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP).
Central State University, a historically black university located in Wilberforce, Ohio, seeks
funding to increase public safety personnel staffing and improve the public safety command
structure for the C<;ntraJ Stat<; University Police Department. Safe schools rely on effectively
organized and sufficiently staffed public safety departments. With the university's on-going
growth initiatives, the public safety department needs to meet safety concerns and be prepared
for satel)' needs tm\roccurwith growt1r.
Please give all due consideration to this request. If there are any questions, please contact my
grants coordinator, Linda Greenwood at (419) 259-3895. Thank you.
Sincerely,

George/j_.
United States Senator
STATE .. :
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CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202
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Mr. Timothy J. Quinn, Acting Director
U.S. Department oLlustice
Orflce or Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vennon: Avenue, N.W.
Washington. D.C. 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn:
f write in supp011 of the grant application submitted by the City or Richmond Heights Police
Department for ii.mding in the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP).
Within the over I 0,000 population municipality of Richmond I !eights, the community consists of
the Cuyahoga County Regional Airport, three large apartment complexes, an enclosed shopping
malL residential neighborhoods, businesses, and the local school system. Due to the city's
hudget projections, I understand the city laid off t!vc (5) full-time sworn officers which
amounted 29(Yo or the patrol division. 1n addition, other programs such as its D.A.R.E.
Program_and. ___jJ_i __
Department will be able to re-hire the laid-otT sworn oft!cers and contit1u<! cl'ime prevenrion
activities to help maintain a community to be safe and secure, not only in its neighborhoods, but
on its slreets and around critical infrastructures. Support hom this program will enable the
police department to improve public safety [c))' the community residents.
Please give all due consideration to this request. lCthere are any questions, please contact my
grants coordinator, Linda Greenwood at ( 4!9) 259-3895. Thank you.
Sinc-erely,
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STATE OFFICES
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ROOM 2615
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OHIO
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GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
WASHINGTON, DC 20510-3504
April 20, 2009
Mr. Timofuy J. Quinn, Acting Director
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 VennontAvenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn:
RANKING MEMBER, SUBCOMMIITEE ON
OVERSIGHT OF GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT,
TUE FEDERAL WoRKFORCE, AND
THE DISTRICT OF COLl.lMBIA
I write in support of the grant application submitted by fue City of London Police Department for
funding in the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP).
Located in central Ohio in Madison County, the City of London consists of just fewer than 9,000
residents. I understand that due to the economic downturn, fue city has struggled to maintain its
budget. The police department indicates that by obtaining a COPS grant the department can
avoid any officer lay-offs and continue its ability to protect and serve its citizens. If funded,
London will be able to continue crime prevention activities to help maintain a community to be
safe and secure, not only in its neighborhoods, but on its streets and around critical
inftasbuctwes. Suppmt flwu this ptogtant ill enable the police departmenti&--incpNWe ptiblie
safety fot.the commUrtitY residents.
Please give all due consideration to this request If there are any questions, please contact my
grants coordinator, Linda Greenwood at (419) 259-3895. Thank you.
Sincerely,

United States Senator
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April 20, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC 20510-3504
Mr. Timothy J. Quinn, Acting Director
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Wallhington; D.C .. 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn:
ENVIRONMENT AND
PUBLIC WORKS
RANKING MEMBER, SUBCOMMITTEE oN
CLEAN AtR, AND NUCLEAR SAFETY
FOREIGN RElATIONS
HOMElAND SECURITY AND
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
RANKING MEMBER, SUBCOMMITTEE ON
OvERSIGHT OF GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT,
THE fEDERAL WoRKFORCE, AND
THE DISTRICT OF CoLUMBIA
I write in support of the grant application submitted by the GeorgetoWn Police Department for
funding in the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP).
Located in southeastern Ohio, the village of Georgetown consists of just fewer than 4,000
residents. I understand that due to the economic downturn, the village has struggled to maintain
its budget. The police department indicates that by obtaining a COPS grant in order to hire one
additional officer will add to the development of the department and its ability to protect and
sente.Jts rid zeus If. funded, OeorgeteJ,!D vlilbhe 00le40 --tit"'ne-'withmt"
additional personnel, tlms creating a safer and moresecurelifef<Yr its citizens. Support from this
program will enable to police department to improve public safety for the community residents.
Please give all due consideration to this request. If there are any questions, please contact my
grants coordinator, Linda Greenwood at (419) 259-3895. Thank you.
Sincerely'

George v.G(roinovich
United States Senator
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PUBLIC WORKS
WASHINGTON, DC 20511}-3504
May 14,2009
Mr. Timothy J. Quinn, Acting Director
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
D.C. 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn:
RANKING MEMBER, SUBCOMMITTEE ON
TRANSPORTATION AND INFAASTRUCTURE
HOMELAND SECURITY AND
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
RANKING MEMBER, SU!KOMMITTEF. ON
OVERSIGHT OF GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT,
THE FEDERAL WOHKFORCE, AND
THE DISTFllCT OF CoLUMBIA
I write in reference to the grant application submitted by the City of Bay Village Police
Department for funding in the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP).
Bay Village is a west side Cleveland suburb located along the Lake Erie shore with nearly
16,000 residents. The police department indicates that by obtaining a COPS grant they will be
able to re-hire two officers which will add to the development of the department. If funded, Bay
Village will be able to improve response time with additional personnel, thus creating a safer and
more secure1Ife :filr t:lt(;Community.
Please give all due consideration to this request. If there are any questions, please contact my
grants"oordinator, Linda Greenwood at (419) 259-3895. Thank you.
Sincerely,

George V. Vo\qovich
Uruted states'Se:Uator
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PUBLIC WORKS
WASHINGTON, DC 20510--3504
May II, 2009
Mr. Timothy J. Quinn, Acting Director
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Averiue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn: .
RANKING MEMBER, SuaCOMMITIEE ON
TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
HOMELAND SECURITY AND
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
RANKING MEMBER, SUBCOMMIHEE ON
OVERSIGHT OF GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT,
THE FEDERAL WORKFORCE, AND
lHE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
I write in reference to the grant application su\)mitted by the City of Norton Police Department
for funding in the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP).
Located in northern Summit County, the City of Norton consists of just fewer than 12,000
residents. The police department indicates that by obtaining a COPS grant in order to hire three
additional officers will add to the development of the department. If funded, Norton will be able
to improve response time with additional personnel, thus creating a safer and more secure life for
. the commnpity .
Please give all due consideration to this request. If there are any questions, please contact my
grants coordinator, Linda Greenwood at (419) 259-3895. Thank you.
Sincerely,

United States Senator
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PUBLIC WORKS
WASHINGTON, DC 2051(}-;3504
June I, 2009
Mr. Timothy J. Quinn, Acting Director
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D:C. 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn:
RANKING MEMBER, SuacoMM!lTEE ON
TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
HOMELAND SECURITY AND
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
RANKING MEMBER, SuecoMMITTEE ON
OvERSIGHT OF GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT,
THE FEDERAl.,. WORKFORCE, AND
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
I write in reference to the grant application submitted by the Village of Oakwood Police
Department for funding in the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP).
Oakwood Village is situated in the Western Reserve, commonly known as Northeast Ohio and is
just 18 miles southeast of Cleveland. The police department indicates that by obtaining a COPS
grant they will be able to hire four officers which will add to the development of the department.
If funded, the Village of Oakwood Police Department will be able to improve response time with
additional persopge1,
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Please give all due consideration to this request. If there are any questions, please contact my
grants coordinator, Linda Greenwood at (419) 259-3895. Thank you.
Sincerely,

George \f(voinovich
United States Senator
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GEORGE V. VOINOVICH
OHIO
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ENVIRONMENT AND
PUBLIC WORKS
RANKING MEMBER, SUBCDMMfTTEE ON
TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE WASHINGTON, DC 20510-3504
June 19, 2009
Mr. Timothy J. Quinn, Acting Director
U.S, Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn:
HOMELAND SECURITY AND
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
RANKING MEMBER, SUBCOMMmEE ON
OvERSIGHT OF GoVERNMENT MANAGEMENT,
THE FEDERAL WORKFORCE, AND
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
I write in support of the grant application submitted by the City of Wyoming for funding in the
COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP).
The City of Wyoming, a suburb of Cincinnati, covers a population of over 8,000 within the city
limits and, under mutual aid agreements, covers other communities in Hamilton County
including Lincoln Heights, Lockland, Springfield Township and Woodlawn. The Wyoming
Police Department indicates that by obtaining a COPS grant the city will be able to hire
additional officers that will add to the development of the department. With funds from this
program, Wyoming will be able to improve response time with additional personnel, thus
safer and tnurc secme life fut the
Please give all due consideration to this request. If there are any questions, please contact my
grants coordinator, Linda Greenwood at (419) 259-3895. Thank you.
Sincerely,

United States Senator
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CINCINNATI, OHIO 4t:i20,2
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COPS Hiring R<xcwery l'rogram {CI IHP).
Tlw n1uni\.'ipalily tlCCicvclnnd is \oc.;_ned in t"l(lrtb-:..:astcnl Ohio on tlK' southern sh-:.n.; 1Jf Lnke )::xil'
in Ct1yahoga CouJtly. rnosl pllpulous -l"r..:nmty in the state. The CJeye\and 1 kparlmcnl
indkates lilat by obtaining a COPS grnnt 1hc city >.vill be to hire aJditiomtl I hat will
add to dl'vclupnK'nl or Lhc- ckvnnmcn1 i.111d it:s ability to protect ami :-.erv-c its citizens. Suppon
lfom H1is program \\ill enable the polict' depanmcnt to imprO\'(' pHhlic sa!'cty !Or the community
Jlleasc gin_ nil due consideration to this l r th0re are a11y
gnmls coordinator. Linda Greenwood n1 (419) 259-3895. Thnnk you.
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Stc0ND DISTRICT, OREGON
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Timothy J. Quinn, Acting Director
May 14,2009
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
US Department of Justice
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn:
W \ Sl['jAJN:?o8c !;;tf:-
2352 RAYSURN HoUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHII'WTON, DC 20515-3702
TKEPHONO: (202)2256730
DISTRICT OffiCES:
843 EAST MAtN SUJTE 400
MEUFORD, OR 97504
TELEPHONE: j541) 776--4646
TOll fREE: {600) 533-3303
1051 NW BONO STREET, SUITE 400
BEND, OR 97701
TELEPHONE; (641) 389--4408
1211 WASHINGTON AVENUE
LA GllANDE, OR 97850
TELPIIONE: (641) 624-2400
I send this letter in support of the City of the Dalles' recent application to the US 9
Department of Justice for COPS Hiring Recovery Program funding. CHRP funds will.he
utilized to hire one new officer position and help the City to make significant progresl"
with policing issues in a newly annexed area.

The. Dalles recently annexed a sizable area which includes a high school, an elementary
seho0f1irtd severahpat tllierrt compl=s. Meally ,-ammnexm!onofilmr size would"-
warraritthe.additiori.offour.officer positions:Neverlheless;the.new graiit-fuiided.officer,
alongside a new position funded through city funds, will greatly help to take steps
towards adequate safety staudards in the new service area.
I encourage the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services' consideration aud
support for The Dalles' CHRP application. If! cau provide additional information,
please contact me at one of my district offices. Thank you.
Sincerely,
f>atb,JlJ
GREG WALDEN
Member. of Congress
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SECOI'ID DISTRICT, OREGON
DEJ'UTY WHIP
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RANKING MEMBER
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Timothy J. Quinn, Acting Director
May29, 2009
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
US Department of Justice
llOO Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn:
WASHINGTOI'l, DC OffiCE:
2352 RAvauRN HousE OffiCE 8uJLOING
WASHINGTON, 0C 20515-3702
THEPiiONE: [202)225....730
DISTiliCT OFFICES:
843 EAST MAIN STREET, SUIT 400
MEDFORD, OR 97504
TELEPHOm:: (541) 716-4646
TOLL FREE: {800) 5333303
1051 NW BOND SUITf 400
BEND, OR 91701
TELEPHONE: {541} 389-4408
1211 WASHINGTON AVENUE
LA GRANDE, Ofl 97850
TEtEPHONI:'; {541) 624-24()0
On behalf of the City of Hood River, I extend this letter in support for its recent
application to the US Department of Justice for COPS Hiring Recovery Program funding.
CHRP funds will be utilized to hire three officers that will significantly impact the city's
efforts to maintain essential public safety services 24 hours per day.
The Hood Iti v er Police 'Bepax tnrent presently has tn o officer "acancies,a--level- that ..- ..
increase soorilo four positions when scheduled rrittilicipal budgetteductlons take effect
Use of CHRP funding to restore three officer positions in the growing, yet financially
challenged, community along the highly transient Columbia River corridor absolutely
meets the objectives of both the COPS program and the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act.
I strongly encourage the Office of Cornmunity Oriented Policing Service's consideration
and support for the City of Hood River's CHRP application. Ifl can provide additional
information, please do not hesitate to contact me at one of my district offices. Thanks.
Sincerely,
f>crLb CV
GREG WALDEN
Member of Congress
GW/dh
JOE WALSH
8TH DISTRICT, ILLINOIS
COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY
VIcE CHAIRMAN
SUBCOMMITTEE ON
TRANSPORTATION SECURITY
COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND
GOVERNMENT REFORM
COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS
CHAIRMAN
SuBCOMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC GROWTH,
TAX, AND CAPITAL ACCESS
((ongreS)S) of tbe 'illlniteb
T!)ouze of l\eprezentatibez
Mlaiibinrrton, .7\QI: 20515-1308
Bernard Melekian, Director
Office of the Director
US Department of Justice
May 24,2011
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Director Melekian,
WASHINGTON OFFICI'::
432 CANNON HousE OFFICE BuiLDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
!202) 225--3711
www.walsh.house.gov
DISTRICT OFFICE:
50 EAST GRANlJ AvENUE
Fox LAKE, IL 60020
(847) 973-9341
I am writing to express my support of the Village of Schaumburg, Illinois' application for funding
through the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP). I believe the Village of Schaumburg is an
excellent candidate for funds through this critical program.
Schaumburg is the largest center of economic development in the State of Illinois outside of the
City of Chicago. The village presently contains 9,527,597 square feet of commercial space, the
bulk of which is located in and around Woodfield Mall. Woodfield is currently the largest mall in
the Chicago area and is part of a group of three malls located in Schaumburg. The Woodfield
Mall experiences one of the heaviest attendance rates in the nation, and is the largest tourist
destination in Illinois. Schaumburg relies heavily on sales tax, hotel revenue tax, and food and
beverage tax. The decrease in consumer spending has had an extremely negative impact on
recently been lifted.
The Police Department has fully embraced the community policing philosophy through ongoing
interaction and partnerships with residents, schools, businesses, and other village departments and
elected officials. Services of the Police Department include alcohol awareness training for
bartenders; beat team meetings; Crime Free Multi Housing; Domestic Violence Response Team;
Citizens Police Academy; Officer Friendly Program for school children; Drug Abuse Resistance
Education (DARE); summer bike safety programs; providing speakers on various crime
prevention programs; vehicle identification program; Neighborhood Watch; and Child Safety
Seat Inspections.
--- Once again, I wish to convey my support for the Village of Schaumburg, Illinois' application for
funding through the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP), and ask that is application be
given full and fair consideration. Should you require any further information regarding this issue,
please feel free to contact Kory Atkinson, District Counsel, in my Fox Lake district office. Thank
you for taking the time to consider my views on this important matter.

Member of Congress
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TIMOTHY J. W ALZ
CONGRESS OF THE UNTTED STATES
FIRST DISTRICI', MINNESOTA
WWW.WALZ.HOUSE.GOV
June 16, 2010
Mr. Bernard Melekian, Director
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Dear Mr. Melekian:
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As I travel my district, I am approached by countless community police chiefs and county
sheriffs who share their appreciation of the Department of Justice and the renewal of the COPS
program. Over the past several years, law enforcement personnel have experienced shrinking
budgets along with increasing public safety demands. As, you well know, this program offers
some relief from the severe challenges our communities face.
The Wabasha County Sheriffs' Office has applied-for funding through the COPS grant. I
enforcement needs are unique; Sitting on the banks of the Mississippi-River, it is a tourist
destination for much of the year. The community policing philosophy of the COPS program is
an excellent fit for a community where policing challenges are frequently caused by non-
residents. By using strategic planning and promoting partnerships, Wabasha will be able to
proactively address its public safety needs.
It has been clearly demonstrated through research that the presence of public S"!fety officers in
schools and at community events that the role public safety offices play ~ promoting citizen
safety through education and visibility efforts reduces crime rates and improves relationships
among law enforcement and citizens. For these reasons and many others, I support the request
from the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office COPS grant application.
Sincerely,
Tim Wali
MEMBER OF CONGRESS
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Mr. Tim Quinn, Acting Director
U.S. Department of Justice
April 21, 2009
Office ofConnnunity Oriented Policing Services
II 00 Vennont Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn:
VI;Tl;RANS' AFFAIRS
Oversight
As 1 travelled my district during the recent congressional recess, I was approached by countless
community police chiefs and coUll,ty sheriffs shanng iheir appreCiation ofihe Department of
Justice and ihe renewal ofihe COPS program, Over the past several years, law enforcement
personnel have experienced shrinking budgets along wiih increasing public safety demands. As
you well know, this program offers some relief ffovi'the severe challenges our
Hie wabasJia C::oUll,ty Sheriffs Office has applied for funding through the COPS granf. f
wholeheartedly support this request. Without this grant award, Wabasha CoUll,ty faces the
termination of two positions. Because Wabasha 1sa small community, terminating two positions
means losing a much larger ihen it would for manylarger conununities
who are facing similar cuts. This would severely impact iheir ability to incorporate community
policing as an embedded approach to public safety service.
It has been clearly demonstrated ihrough research that ihe presence of public safety officers in
schools and at community events, and the role public safety offices play in promoting citizen
safety through education and visibiliiy efforts reduces crime rates and improves relationships
among law enforcemetitand citizens. Forrli.ese reasons and many others, I support ibirrequest
from the Wabasha Co\mtySheriff's Office COPS grant application.
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Tim Walz .
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Ms. M. Faith Burton
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WASHINGTON, DC 20510-4606
October 28,2010
Acting Assistant Attorney General for Office of Legislative Affairs
Office of Legislative Affairs
U.s. Department Of Justice
950 Pennsylvaoia Avenue, Nw, Room 1145
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Dear Ms. Burton,
COMMITTEES:
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I have recently been contacted by Chief of Police R. C. Clark, Jr. of Galax,
Virginia. Attached please find a copy of that correspondence. I would appreciate it if you
could look into this matter aod provide me with ao appropriate response. Thank you.
MRW/ah
Sincerely,
MARK R. WARNER
United States Senator
http://warnar.senate.gov
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Senator Mark R. Warner
United States Senate
CITY OF GALAX
POLICE DEPARTMENT
459 A Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Senator Warner,
(276) 236-810!
FAX (276) 236-2965
I am currently Chief of the Galax Police Department, as you are aware Galax is located in
Southwest Virginia. The City of Galax in the past six ( 6) years has experienced a marked
i!lcreas!" in thqu;e and MethamphetaJnine .. While the ml\iority of police agencies
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ip.. Virginia are rightfully about an i.ncrease. in the clandestine manljfacturil)g of
Methamphetamine we .are llJliqpe because .frankly there is no reason to :man.ufacture
MethamJlhetamine here.
The reason there is no reason to manufacture Methamphetamine is because there is an abundant
supply of imported Methamphetamine that we can attribute to a presence of organized Mexican
drug cartels. Galax is one of three Virginia localities recognized by the Department of Justice as
having a verified presence of Mexican drug cartels.
I along with my colleagues .the Sheriffs of Carmll and. Grayson Counties are continually
frustrated by the lack of resourc.es to successfuHy apprehend and prosecute those responsible for
the distribution of Methamphetamine here. I reluctantly would have to admit that if someone is
using Methamphetamine in Virginia that it probably passed through this area prior to distribution
by street level dealers.
The ,COPS office distributes grant..funding to .combat Methamphetamine abuse to selected
Virginia agencies. l frankly only know that because I read it on the COPS web site.
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This agency has received supportjrom tjle ]peal office of the. Drug Enforyement Agency and the
U.S. Attorney for the Western O.istrict of'f:irgin{a However their ,resources are iimited also and
the western district is a large geographical area with diverse demands.
PO Box 1!83 Galax, Virginia 24333
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I realize that Galax is a small place tucked away in a comer of Virginia; I am however convinced
that our problem with Methamphetamine reaches across Virginia. If it is possible to be included
in the COPS Methamphetamine grant program how would that process begin?
I was contacted by the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area about the possibility of
being included along with other localities in Southwest Virginia. According to the Office of
National Drug Control Policy the only Virginia localities in a HIDTA are in northern Virginia. If
it is possible to be granted HIDTA designation how would that process begin?
I am obviously very frustrated by our inability to adequately address this issue. We have the
resources to attack street level dealers but not the major distributors of Methamphetamine who
deal in pound quantities.
I look forward to your response.
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R.C. Clark, Jr.
Chief of Police
MARK
ViRGINIA
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June 14, 2011
Mr. BemardK. Melekian
Director
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
11 00 Vermont A venue NW
Washington, DC 20005-3504
Dear Mr. Melekian,
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BANKING, HOUSING, AND
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TRANSPORTATION
BUDGET
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I am writing to express my interest in the grant application submitted by the
Grayson County Sheriff's Office for the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented
Policing (COPS) Hiring Program Grant. I understand that this grant would enable the
sheriffs office to initiate a new and enhanced patrol program.
I understand that Grayson County needs to hire new patrol officers in order to
begin a program with a Community Policing and Crime Prevention emphasis. They
inform me that they have exhausted all other funding opportunities and have limited
resources with which to cover their district, which spans 425 square miles. The Grayson
County median income per family is $28,676, compared with the $49,689 average in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. Recently, the Grayson County Administration cut $58,000
from the Sheiif'fs QfticeFudget,resultmg m cu115ackS m officersillfu'les asu e -
decreased protection for the citizens of the county.
Thank you for your consideration of this application. If my office can provide
you with any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Catie Finley at
(703) 442-0670 or catie finley0:!wamer.senate.gov.
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Sincerely,
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MARK R. WARNER
United States Senator
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MELVIN L. WATI
12TH DISTRICT
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The Honorable Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530-0009
Dear Honorable Holder:
July 13, 2011
COMMITTEES
JUDICIARY
flANKING MEMBER, SUBCOMMIDEE ON
PROPERTY, COMPETiTION AND
THE INTERNET
SUilCOMMmH ON COUf!lS,
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FINANCIAL SERVICES
SUBCOMMITTEE ON fiNANCIAL
INSTITUTIONS AND CONSUMER CREDIT
SUBCOMMITTEE ON INSUHANCE,
HOUSING AND CoMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY
I am writing in support of the application submitted by the City of Concord for the COPS Hiring
Program (Catalog for Federal Domestic Assistance number 16.710).
Funding through this grant program will place two new officers in the Special Investigations
Unit with the primary focus to support patrol officers by developing and implementing strategies
to remove or reduce reoccurring crimes in prioritized areas. These officers will help identify and
prioritize problems and hotspot areas, as well as increase public awareness and education about
probiem-soivmg methods.
I ask that you give every consideration to the City of Concord's application. Please contact my
office ifl can be of any additional assistance.
Sincerely,
Melvin L. Watt
MLW/ts
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12 rH DISTRICT
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of 3Rtprt'tntatfi.Jt'
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The Honorable Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530-0009
Dear Honorable Holder:
July 13, 2011
COMMITTEES
JUDICIARY
RANKING MEMBER, ON
INTELLECTUAL PROPERlY, COMPETITION AND
THE INTERNET
SuBCOMMITTEE ON COURTS,
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SUBCOMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL
INSTITUTIONS AND CONSUMOR CREDIT
SUBCOMMITTEE ON INSURANCE,
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY
I am writing in support of the application submitted by the Forsyth Sherriff's Department for the
COPS Hiring Program (Catalog for Federal Domestic Assistance number 16.710).
With the increased staffing provided by COPS CHP funding, the Forsyth County Sheriff's
Department will have an opportunity to provide increased proactive educational contacts with
citizens and businesses in an effort to reduce victimization. This increase would be strongly
focused in the heavily populated incorporated townships throughout Forsyth County that do not
mathtmn me1r own law entorcemenrutyeration-s-; I he Sheriff s
their use of COPSphilosophies il1to some ofthe smaller conununil!es that laywl\hin the
unincorporated areas of the county.
I ask that you give every consideration to the Forsyth Sherriffs Department's application.
Please contact my office ifl can be of any additional assistance.
Sincerely,
Melvin L. Watt
MLW/ts
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JIM WEBB
VIRGINIA
WASHINGTON OFFICE:
COMMITTEE ON
ARMED SERVICES
COMMJTif:EON
FOREIGN RELATIONS
COMMITTEE ON
VETERANS' AFFAIRS
JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE
Mr. Timothy J. QuilllJ,,
A cling Director
tlnitcd
WASHINGTON, DC 2051<>-4605
July 7, 2009
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Departmept of Justice
I 100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 2fr530
Dear Mn Quinn:...
WASHINGTON, DC 20510
(202) 224-4024
I am writing to express my support for an application recently submitted to the U.S.
Department of Justice's Office of Community Orienting Policing Services (COPS) Hiring
Recovery Program (CHRP) by the City of Buena Vista.
It is my understanding that the current economic environment may threaten the City of
Buena Vista's ability to provide certain essential services to the community. Notably, the Buena
Vista Police Department anticipates having to furlough their entire police force for anywhere
from five to fourteen days throughout the year. As you know, adequate staffing is essential to
help ensure public safety. Assistance through the COPS hiring Recovery Program will
resoUJ@S for tlw Bnepa Vista Depatttnuit to __(l_t}UII
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It appears that the City of Buena Vista is well-positioned to meet the goals of the COPS
Hiring Recovery Program and the goals ofthe U.S. Department of Justice. I ask that you give
their application every fair and favorable consideration in keeping with the merits of the
application and the guidelines of your program. I further ask that you keep me informed of the
status of this proposal by contacting Martin Mash in my Roanoke office at 3140 Chaparral Drive,
Building C, Suite 101, Roanoke, Virginia 24018. Martin can also be reached via telephone at
(540) 772-4236.
With warm regards, I remain
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JOIN"!' ECONOMIC COMMinF.F.
Mr. Timothy J. Quinn
Acting Director

WASHINGTON, DC 20511>-4605
July 14, 2009
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
ll 00 Vermont Avenue, N. W.
wa,hinglon, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn:
WMH/MlT0/11, DC 2051fi
(2.02!224-4024
I arn writing express my support for an application recently submitted to U.S.
Department of Justice's Office of Community Orienting Policing Services (COl'S) Hil'ing
Recovery Program (CHRP) by the City of Radford.
It is my understanding tlmt the cu1Tent economic environment may threaten City of
R<ldford' s ability to pnwide certain services to the community. Notably, the Radford Poli<.>e
Department may have to reduce its patrol force by one-sixth and cannot fully staff school
resource positions. As you know, adequate sta/.'tlng is essential to help e!lsure public 11afety.
Assistance 01rough the COl'S Hiring Recove1y Program wll! provide necessary resources for the
Radford Police D,yQartmcntJo oontjn'W operating at R.tH ___
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It appears that the City of Radford is wdl"positioned to meet the goals of the COPS
Hiring Recoveq Program and the goals of the U.S. Department of Justice. I ask that you give
their application every fair and favorable consideration in keeping with the merits of the
application and the gnidelines of your program. I further ask that yo11 keep me itrl'om1ed of the
status of this proposal by contacting Martin Mash in my Roanoke office at 3140 Chaparral Drive,
Building C, Suite 101, Roanoke, Virginia 24018. Martin can also be reached via telephone at
(540) 772-4236. .
With warm I remain
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States Senai(Jr
JIM WEBB
VIRGINIA
COMMITIEEON
ARMED SERVICES
COMMITIEEON
FOREIGN RElATIONS
COMMITIEEON
VETERANS' AFFAIRS
JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITIEE
Ms. M. Faith Burton
tinitcd
WASHINGTON, DC 2051(}..4605
July 6, 2009
Acting Assistant Attomey General for Office
of Legislative Affairs
Office of Legislative Affairs
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room1145
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Ms. Burton:
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WASHINGTON OFFICEo
WASfliNGTON, DC 20510
(202) 224-4024
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I am writing in regards to the grant application submitted by the Russell County Sheriffs
Office (ORI # VA08300) to the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP), an initiative through
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
It is my understanding that CHRP provides funding directly to law enforcement agencies
to hire or rehire law enforcement officers in an effort to create and preserve jobs. If funding is
provided to the Russell County Sheriffs Office, three vital deputy positions within that
organization could be maintained for an additional four years. These deputies currently provide
additional patrol services during times ofhlghest need.
I urge you to give this application every fair and favorable consideration in keeping with
applicable federal regulations and program guidelines. Thank you for your time and please keep
me informed of the outcome of this application by contacting Gwyn Dutton in my Norton office.
She can be via mail at PO Box 1300, Norton, VA, 24273 or via phone at 276-679-4925.
With wann regards, I remain
JW:gd


ut:d States Senator
PETER WELCH
ATl.AfiGE, VERMONT
COMMITTEE ON
ENERGY AND COMMERCE
COMMITTEE ON
OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT
REFORM
COMMITTEE ON
STANDARDS OF OFFICIAL
CONDUCT
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The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
81 0 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531-0001
Dear Attorney General Holder,
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BURliNGTON, VT
lA02) 552--2450
(888) 605--7270
September 7, 2010
It is my pleasure to write in support of Orange County Sheriffs Department (OCSD). I
understand that a Community Oriented Policing Services Technology Grant application
has been submitted for funding consideration. I am pleased to bring this proposal to your
attention.
The OCSD is seeking fundingto enhance the full law enforcement services provided to
its citizens. The State of Vermont shares a border with Canada, and some towns in
Orange County share a border with neighboring New Hampshire. Considering such close
ptoxirnities to these botde.ts, the OCSE> has very
andiritel'stlites passing through Ofailge Countfbecoirun:g pathways fordrugsmuggiing.
TheOCSD is currently ,limited on publ.\9 f\m,ding for patrol equipment. With limits on
available equipment, .the OCSD is forted to woik with oilt of date equipment that cannot
properly protect their Citizens and co!llbatii!egaiactivltid: Funding for this eq1.lipment
wou\d allow. the to better serve and protect its citizens.
The Orange County Sheriffs Department (OCSD) has a proven record of effective
service to Vermont. I welcome the opportunity to support their efforts and look forward
to their .. cpptinue9
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Thank yotLfor 1;\)nSiqeraiion of this grant request. lfl can provide further
evidence of my fOr tJijs grantproposal, please do not hesitate to contact me .
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PETER WELCH
ATLAIIGE,
CHIEF DEPUTY WHIP
COMMITTEF. ON AGRICULTURE
COMMITTEE ON
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REFORM
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The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531-0001
Dear Attorney General Holder,
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WASHINGTON, DC 20515--4501
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June 13, 2011
It is my pleasure to write in support of the Milton Police Department. I understand that a
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services application
16.710 has been submitted for funding consideration. I am pleased to bring this proposal
to your attention.
The Milton Police Department seeks funding for one additional police officer through the
Fiscal Year 2011 COPS Hiring Program. The rural community of Milton is situated 45
miles from the Canadian border, borders Lake Champlain, and has two major highways
.d:lassing !hrough it. The MiJton Police Department serves a population of nearly 10,500
people and .is .the. primaryJaw.enforcement.entity.forthe .area. Wjth the addition of one
police officer, the Milton Police Department will be able to their. collaborative
partnerships, develop solutions to problems, proactively and irnmediateiy address issues
of public safety, and increase public trust in the police force. An additional police officer
in the Town of Milton will enable the Police Department to better protect and serve its
citizens.
The Milton Police Department has a proven record of effective service to Vermont. I
welcome the opportunity to support their efforts and look forward to contin,u.ed
success.
Thank you for your positive consideration of this grant request: If I can provide further
evidence of my support for this grant proposal, please do not io .c.ontact,me.
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PETER WELCH
United. States Congress
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Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531-0001
Dear Attorney General Holder,
June 16, 2009
It is our pleasure to write in support of the Newport City Police. We understand that a COPS
Hiring Recovery Program grant application (CFDA # 16.71 0) has been submitted for funding
consideration. We are pleased to bring this proposal to your attention.
Newport has experienced long-term poverty and job deterioration over the past three decades
leading to Vermont's highest lUlemployment rate of 13 percent. Vermont's overall
Wlemployment rate was 8.5 percent as of March of2009. Recently, an American Institute of
Architects Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team evaluated the city and provided its leaders
with a report identifying several issues and potential solutions.
This grant will allow Newport to address someofthese problems through two new hires, a foot
heat officer v.orking hrlofcwpoirs downtown ruea-and an ofilCer aislgneo-urtne 1,200 stU i'mlS-
lllid staff anhe regiohalhighschool cariip\ls. These officerS woiil<i workto implement
Community Policing initiatives both downtown and in the school and to address increased calls
for service for larcenies, assaults, drug-related incidents and complaints of bullying.
The Newport City Police Department has a proven record of effective service to their
community, but attrition, staff departures lllid lack of funds have hindered their ability to
continue to meet the city's growing needs. We welcome the opportunity to support their efforts
and look forward to their continued success.
Thank you for your positive consideration of this grant request. If we can provide further
evidence of our support for this grant proposal, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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22ND DISfRICT, FLORIDA
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September 23, 2011
Mr. Bernard K. Melekian
Director
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
145 N Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-3393
Dear Director Me!ekian:
COMMITTEES:
ARMED SERVICES
SUBCOMMIITEES'
EMEflGING THREATS ANO CAPI\BILlliES
MILITARY PERSONNEl
SMALL BUSINESS
SU8COMMITTEES:
)NVEST>GATIONS, 0VE;RSIGHT,
AND REGULATIONS
CONTUACTING AND WORKFORCE
Enclosed please find a copy of an application for the City of Oakland Park for the Police
Department's 2011 COPS Hiring Program (CHP).
I am writing in support of this application on behalf of the residents of Oakland Park. I am
requesting a status on this application. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact
me or my Chief of Staff, Jonathan Blyth.
AW/jb
Enclosure
Steaa@t and L()yal,

Allen B. West
Member of Congress
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Mr. Eric H. Holder Jr.
Attorney Genera!
RoBERT WEXLER
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
U.S. Department ofJustice
950 Pellllsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC Z0530-000!
Dear Attorney General Holder:
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Congratulations on your reoent appointment by President Barack Obama to serve as the
U.S. Attorney General of the Department of Justice. An unprecedented level of resources
has been allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) that
support law enforcement.
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I am wtiting to you today regarding the Broward County Sheriff's Department, that serve
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ana ptotect many orncyeonstitawtts ntwiaa S"'Y congrcssmiiail DtSLnctorne=--
department submitted anapplicationforcops HiringRecoveryProgram{CHRP). !'he
approval of this grant would allow for 177 Deputy Sheriffs to keep their jobs. This
includes 43 School Resource Deputies that are assigned to elementary and middle
schools, 134 deputies that serve as Homeland Security and Domestic Violence
Investigators thxoughout Broward County. For your information, I have attllched a copy
of the application.
The Broward County Sheriff's Depru:trnent is currently exploring funding opportunities
made available by the ARRA, and I wanted to make you aware of their information and
respectfully roquest that the U.S. Department of Justice give the department full and fair
consideration.
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RHODE ISLAND
GOMMfrTEES:
AGING
BUDGET
ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS
INTELLIGENCE
JUDICIARY
'llinitcd
Bernard K. Melekian
Director
WASHINGTON, DC 20510-3905
September 23, 2010
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
II 00 Vermont Avenue, N. W.
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Melekian:
ht1p://wh"1tehouso.senate.gov
(202) 224--2921
TTY (202) 224-7746
170 WESHHNSTER STRF.ET, SUITE 1100
PRQVIOENCE, Hl 02903
(401) 453--5294
I write in support of an application submitted by tbe Hopkinton Police Department
Department (HPD) to secure funding from tbe Community Oriented Policing Services
(COPS) Hiring Recovery Program. The HPD would use this funding to hire an
additional police officer.
The Town of Hopkinton, like many communities across tbe nation, is facing challenging
economic times tbat have resulted in budgetary cuts to critical public services. Presently,
HPD's patrol division has been reduced by two The resulting vacancies have
forced HPD to eliminate its community officer oosition If a:wardediunding, li!RD P'\lllhl
e abie1o.fill.CJneYacancyin tbepatrol.divisionandmassign an <Jfiicertothe community
officer position, thereby restoring an integral position in tbe Department. The Town of
Hopkinton's population is growing and approval oftbis COPS grant would allow HPD to
protect and serve its citizens effectively .. .
I respectfully requestiliat yciu give;due'consideration to this application in accordance
with all rules and regulations of your agency. If you have any questions, please contact
Rele Abiade Ritter in tbe Providence office at (401) 453-5294, or via email at
rele abiaderitter@whitehouse.ilenate:gov ...
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ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS
INTELLIGENCE
JUDICIARY
Timothy J. Quinn
Acting Director
tinitro
WASHINGTON, DC 205l0-3905
May28, 2oo9
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department ofJustice
1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530
Dear Mr. Quinn:
http://whitehousa.senata.gov
(202) 224-2921
nv (202l 224-7746
170WESTMINSTER STilEET, SUITE 1100
Rl 02903
{401) 453-5294
I write in support of an application submitted by the Middletown Police
Department for a Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Recovery
Program (CHRP) grant. The Middletown Police Department would use this funding to
hire additional police officers.
The Town of Middletown, like many communities across the nation, is facing
challenging. fmanaial Jggisians that4twlude miticipatedimdget cuts W cnUtat pUblic
services. Presently, the MiddletownPoliceDepartmentisUridecitaffi:d;arid in need of
four additional officers. COPS CHRJ' grant funding would provide the Department with
the resources needed to avoid reducing its community policing efforts.
Approval of this COPS CHRP grant application would allow Middletown to
continue to maintain a fully staffed police department. I respectfully request that you
give due to this application in accordance with all rules and regulations of
your agency: if you have any questions, please contact Rele Abiade in my Providence
office at ( 4.01) 453-5294, or via email at rete_ abiade@whitehouse.senate.gov.

Sheldon Whitehouse
United States. Senator
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June 16,2010
Ms. Vonda Matthews
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department Of Justice
11 00 V ennont A venue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Ms. Matthews:
I am writing to give my full support to the Graves County Sheriff's Department in
Mayfield, KY and their application for a Community Oriented Policing Services Grant. Their
OMB control number is 1103-0098, and their application number is 4888. The department is
requesting a grant from this valuable source of funding so that they may add another full time
deputy to their existing force.
The Graves County Sheriffs Department is receiving an increased number of calls for
service, and as a result, more manpower is needed there. Additionally, they are setting forth a
plan to become more proactive in the community in terms of crime deterrence and community
education. Adding a deputy to their full-time force would assist_ in achieving these goals.
lam hopefulthat you will give this application your full consideration for funding.
Thank you for your time and assistance in this matter. Ifi may be of further assistance, please
do not hesitate to contact Christy Hale in my Hopkinsville District Office at 270-885-8079.
EW:ch
Sincerely,
~
Ed Whitfield
Member of Congress
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1403 Soun< MAIN STftEET
HOPKINSVILLE, KY 42240
{270) 885--8079
{800) 328-5629
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SUITE F
200 NOIITII MAIN
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PADUCAH, KY 42001
!270) 442-6901
FAX: !270) 442-6805
WHITFIELD
1ST DISTRICT, KENTUCKY
COMMlTIEEON
ENERGY AND COMMERCE
SUBCOMMITITf$:
OmCE:
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DC 20515-1101
{202) 225-3115
FAX: {202) 7.25--3547
(!Congress of tbe Wnlteb
j!)oule of 3Reptelentatibel
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HEALTH
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CONSUME.R PROTECTION
www.house.gov/whltlleld
Mayl7,2011
Ms. Vonda Matthews
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department Of Justice
1100 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Dear Ms. Matthews:
I am writing to give my full support to the Trigg County Sheriff's Office and their application for
a Community Oriented Policing Services grant. This funding is essential to the department to enhance
their community policing efforts.
If granted the funding, the Trigg County Sheriff's Office plans to hire an additional officer.
Currently the department has three full-time and two part-time deputies. Their service area includes 481
square miles which encompasses Lake Barkley State Park, as well as a large portion of Land Between the
Lakes. The office has a contract with the Corps of Engineers for six months ofthe year to provide patrol
efforts at eight park sites twice daily on Fridays through Sundays. However, the Trigg County Sheriff's
Office lacks the manpower to provide adequate community policing services to this large area.
The Trigg County Sheriff's Office is taking an aggressive approach to handling drug-related
issues,.burglaries,andbullying.amongJhuollt.h.P2Pulation,. herifi'Raysf.'uf;:rn;;:_arn;'i __
involved in educating the community on self-protection and protection-ofproperty and on the various
drug-related issues within the population. SheriffBurnam has also developed a website and a Facebook
page for anonymous reporting of criminal activity and for professional interaction with the citizens of this
area. Since the first quarter of this year, the Trigg County Sheriff's Office has responded to 864
complaints and 23 accidents, and they have opened I 04 cases.
I am hopeful that yon will give the Trigg County Sheriff's Office's application your full
consideration for funding for an additional officer. If I may be of further assistance, please do not hesitate
to contact Christy Hale in my Hopkinsville District Office at 270-885-8079. Thank you for your time in
reading this letter of support.
EW:ch
Sincerely,
c!Ju+
Ed Whitfield
Member of Congress
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FIRST flOOR
1403 SoUTI-I MAIN STilEET
HoPKINSVILLE, KY 42240
{270) 885--6079
(800) 328-5629
FAX: {270) 885--8598
SUITE F
200 NoRTH MAIN
TOMPKINSVILLE, KY 42167-1548
{270) 487-9509
FAX: (270) 467--0019
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222 fiRST STREET
HENDERSON, KY 42420
{270) 82&--4180
FAX: (270) 626--6783
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100 fOUNTAIN AVENUE
PADUCAH, KY 42001
{270) 442-6901
FAX: {270) 442-6805
ED WHITFIELD
1ST OtSTRtCT, KENTUCKY
WIIS!UNGTON OFFICE:
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WASHINGTON, OC 20515-1701
(202) 225--3115
FAX: {202) 225--3547
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Ms. Vonda Matthews
Qtongress of tbe Wniteb
j'!)oull'e of e1
wmtal!binyton, JlllQ[ 20515-1701
May 20,2011
Office Of Community Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department Of Justice
1100 Vennont Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Dear Ms. Matthews:
COMMITTEE ON
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HEALTH
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I am writing to give my full support to the Cadiz Police Department and their application
for funding through the Community Oriented Policing Services grant. The department is
requesting $141,422 through application number 9220 to initiate and maintain a new officer over
a three-year timeframe.
The City of Cadiz and Trigg County have one of the highest unemployment rates in the
state. Additionally, the City of Cadiz operates with extremely tight budget restrictions due to the
limited amount of ways and means to generate any new revenue. They city and county have
recently voted to abolish prohibition with the sale of alcoholic beverages beginning in January
2Q1Q in variell lecatioru: tlwoughon+ +be city This dell.elopment,.silllpled with a . .high
unemploymentrate;hascreatedpolicingissuesthat are taxing the current city police
Thus, the city is requesting funds to hire an additional officer to assist in dealing with this
increase in law enforcement issues.
I am hopeful that you will give this application your full consideration for funding.
Thank you for your time and assistance in this matter. If I may be of further assistance, please
do not hesitate to contact Christy Hale in my Hopkinsville District Office at 270-885-8079.
EW:ch
Sincerely,

Ed Whitfield
Member of Congress
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1403 SOUTH MAIN STREET
HOPKINSVILLE, KY 42240
{270) 885--8079
{800} 328-5629
FAX: {270) 885--B59B
SUITE F
200 NORTH MAIN
TOMPKINSVILlE, KY 42167-1548
i270) 487-9509
FAX: (270}487--0019
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222 flflST SmEET
HENDERSON, KY 42420
(270) 826--4180
FAX: {270) 826--6783
RoOM 104
100 fOUNTAIN AVENUE
PADUCAH, KY 42001
{270}442--6901
FAX: (270) 442--{5805
ED WHITFIELD
COMM!rTEE ON
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2411 RA,RU"" )lr>USE OmDO BUJCOit<G
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June 7, 2011
Ms. Vonda Matthews
Office Of Commtmity Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department Of Justice
II 00 V crrnont A vc NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Dear Ms. Matthews:
I am writing to give my full support to the Allen Connty Sheriff's Office and their
application for funding through the Community Oriented Policing Services grant. Their
application ID number is 11679, and they are requesting $186,750 for the retention of one officer
over a three-year timeframe who had been previously funded through a federal grant.
If granted the funding, the Allen County Sheri:fPs Office has committed to providing
flexibility in officer shift assignments to help address the drug problems facing the community.
This plan will give officers the opportunity to partner with the Drug Task Force, K-9 officer, and
Kentucky State Police's Drug Enforcement Special Investigations unit to collectively increase
the overall effectiveness of law enforcement. In addition, it will allow officers who are assigned
to narcotics to partner with community groups to promote community policing strategies and
implement evidence based prevention programs.
I am hopeful that you will give the Allen County Sheriff's Office's application your full
consideration for funding. If I may be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact
Michael Papc in my Hopkinsville District Office at 270-885-8079.
EW:ch

Ed Whitfield
Member of Congress

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