Jul 28, 2009

No Federal COPS Funding For New York City

U.S Attorney General Eric Holder and Vice President Biden announced 1 Billion Dollars in funding distributed under the Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (C.O.P.S). In total, 1046 jurisdictions recived funding out of over 7,000 that applied. Funding will be used to increase or maintain police manpower.

Unfortunately, New York City was not selected. In fact New York ranked lower behind such crime hotbeds as Sparks, Nevada and Pine Bluff, Arkansas. News accounts indicated that New York City's "low crime rate and stable budget" were major factors in the decision.