At its Sept. 19, 2011 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council authorized acceptance and appropriation of a federal grant, if it is eventually awarded to the city, to fund the hiring of additional police officers. The city submitted an application on May 24, 2011 to ensure the May 25 deadline was met.
The application was submitted for five officers at a total amount of $1,398,745. The grant would pay for the officers for three years.
The competitive grants were announced in May 2011 as part of the U.S. Dept. of Justice, office of community oriented policing services (COPS).
This brief was filed from the city council’s chambers on the second floor of city hall, located at 301 E. Huron. A more detailed report will follow: [link]