Nampa Police awarded grant to hire new officers

The U.S. Department of Justice announced the Nampa Police Department was awarded a $250,000 grant for the agency to hire more full-time officers.

The grant was initiated through the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the COPS Hiring Program.

City of Twin Falls’ Police Department was also represented in Idaho, receiving a $500,000 award.

The Idaho Press reports, 183 law enforcement agencies were chosen to receive the award, out of the 590 that applied.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland said the grant will enable law enforcement agencies to support vital community-oriented policing programs, the news release stated.