Daily (more or less) commentary on news and events in Carbondale and the Southern Illinois region, with occasional excursions to other locales.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Send More Cops
The city just announced receiving a $560,000 grant from the federal government's COPS program to hire 3 more full time police officers. The grant covers all salaries and benefits for the positions but only for 3 years. After that, I guess we re-apply for another grand, come up with the money ourselves or discharge the officers.