Federal grant provides Boardman police hiring money

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Federal grant provides Boardman police hiring money

Youngstown Vindicator – A $524,246 grant will allow Boardman Township to hire two police officers with the federal government footing the bill for the first three years.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, announced that the township received the grant through the U.S. Department of Justice Office Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Recovery Program.

As part of a strategic plan mapping out township goals, trustees had planned to hire two officers per year, beginning this year and continuing through 2014.

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