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Rockford City Council approves grant to hire more police officers

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The Rockford Police Department is about to hire some new officers. 

The city of Rockford just approved a COPS Hiring Grant that will help it pay for them.  Five officers in total will be added to the department.  The federal government grant covers half of the expense for three years.  The city must then continue to employ the officers for at least one year after that.  

The cost to the city is $280,000. 

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