City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20090728-158
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Federal Grant Awarded to Hire Officers

On July 28, 2009, Vice President Biden and U.S. Attorney General Holder announced the recipients of the Recovery Act Funding to Support Law Enforcement.  The Sacramento Police Department is the recipient of $9,554,860.00 which will go to the hiring of over 30 new Officers. 

The grant will fund over 30 officer positions for the next three years.  The department is currently down 103 officer positions and 113 civilian positions.  The added positions will help to bridge some of the losses the department has had to endure due to difficult economic times. 

The department is one of 1,046 law enforcement agencies nationwide to receive funding. We will receive over 30 of the 649 officers that the funding will provide to California. 

The Sacramento Police Department is grateful to all our leaders in government including Mayor Kevin Johnson and Congresswomen Doris Matsui for their continued support of the Sacramento Police Department.  We would like to also thank the U.S. Department of Justice for selecting our department to receive this much needed funding. 

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